the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. She has also held a faculty position at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. She has held fellowships at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, the Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University, and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. From 1998 to 2000 she was a Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Foundation fellow in international peace and security. She currently serves on the board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Her research focuses on international security and environmental policy issues associated with nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. MIT Press has just published her book Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation’s High-Level Nuclear Waste, which explores unresolved technical issues for nuclear waste disposal at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. She received her Ph.D. in geology from MIT in 1992.
Regis A. Matzie is senior vice president and chief technology officer, Westinghouse Electric Company. He is responsible for all Westinghouse research and development undertakings and advanced nuclear plant development. Previously, Dr. Matzie was responsible for the development, licensing, detailed engineering, project management, and component manufacturing of new Westinghouse light water reactors. He was also the executive in charge of Westinghouse replacement steam generator projects and dry spent-fuel-canister fabrication projects. He became a senior vice president in 2000, when Westinghouse Electric purchased the nuclear businesses of ABB. Earlier, Dr. Matzie was vice president of nuclear systems for ABB Combustion Engineering (ABB CE) Nuclear Power in Windsor, Connecticut. During his 25 years with ABB CE, he held technical and management positions, including vice president of nuclear engineering; vice president of nuclear systems development; director of advanced water reactor projects; manager of reactor engineering; and manager of analog plants. Dr. Matzie’s career has been devoted primarily to the development of advanced nuclear systems and advanced fuel cycles, and he is the author of more than 120 technical papers and reports on these subjects. He completed 30 years of active and reserve service in the U.S. Navy in 1995, retiring with the rank of captain. Dr. Matzie graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he obtained a B.S. in physics, and served in the U.S. nuclear submarine program for 5 years. He then attended Stanford University, where he earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering.
Warren F. Miller, Jr. (NAE) was recently appointed associate director of the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute, Texas A&M University System. From 1974 to 2001, he held a number of positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory, including group leader, reactor and transport theory; deputy associate director for nuclear programs; associate laboratory director for energy programs; and deputy laboratory director for science and technology. He has held positions at the University of New Mexico, the University of Michigan, Howard University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Northwestern University. He is a fellow of the ANS, a State of New Mexico Eminent Scholar (1989), a member of the NAE, and the 2004 Distinguished Engineer of the National Society of Black Engineers. He has served on a variety of advisory groups and committees and was vice chair of the NRC Committee of the Division on Earth and Life Sciences and was a member of the NRC Committee on Long Term Environmental Quality Research and Development. He served on the DOE Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Council from 1997 to 2006. He has expertise in nuclear reactor design, transport and reactor analysis and theory, radioactive waste management, transmutation of materials, and management of R&D programs. He has a B.S. in engineering sciences, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in engineering sciences, Northwestern University.
David L. Morrison is retired director of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His previous positions include technical director of the Energy, Resource and Environmental Systems Division, MITRE Corporation; president of the IIT Research Institute; and director of program development and management, Battelle Memorial Institute. He has been a member of the NRC’s Energy Engineering Board and the National Materials Advisory Board, chaired the NRC Committee on Alternative Energy R&D Strategies, chaired the NRC Committee on Industrial Energy Conservation, and has served on a number of NRC committees, including the Committee on Fuel Economy of Automobiles and Light Trucks, the Committee on Impact and Effectiveness of Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, and the Committee to Review the United States Advanced Battery Consortium’s Electric Vehicle R&D Project Selection Process. He also served as chair of the Committee to Review the R&D Strategy for Biomass-Derived Ethanol and Biodiesel Transportation Fuels. Dr. Morrison was designated a lifetime national associate of the National Academy of Sciences in 2001. His areas of expertise include research management, energy and environmental research, materials, nuclear technology, and physical chemistry, and he has extensive experience in the assessment of energy technologies. Dr. Morrison received a B.S. degree from Grove City College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Carnegie Institute of Technology.
Per F. Peterson is a professor and former chair of nuclear engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). Before that he was a fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and engineer at Bechtel National. Honors and awards include the Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award (1999) of Fusion Power Associates, visiting scholar at Los Alamos National