the Russian Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control. For the past four years, he has served as coordinator of the RAS-NAS Committees on Counterterrorism and Non-Proliferation. Further, he has assisted in several joint U.S.–Russian projects focusing on various aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, including the storage of nuclear spent fuel. His knowledge of English and professional experience gained through assignments at several international posts have contributed to his success as an international scientific liaison.
Sarah Case (Study Director) is currently senior program officer in the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Research Council, where she has worked since 2007. She currently manages a portfolio of consensus studies and workshops focused on technical issues related to nuclear security and non-proliferation. Previous projects have focused on nuclear security but have also addressed issues related to nuclear energy, electrical transmission and distribution, and the health effects of radiation. Dr. Case received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago and her A.B. in physics from Columbia University.
Kevin D. Crowley is senior board director of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board (NRSB) at the National Research Council–National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for managing the NRSB’s work on nuclear safety and security, radioactive-waste management and environmental cleanup, and radiation health effects. He is also the principal investigator for a long-standing cooperative agreement between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Energy to provide scientific support for the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima, Japan. Dr. Crowley’s professional interests and activities focus on safety, security, and technical efficacy of nuclear and radiation-based technologies. He has directed more than 20 National Research Council studies on these and other topics, including Safety and Security of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage (2004, 2006); Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States (2006); Medical Isotope Production without Highly Enriched Uranium (2009); America’s Energy Future: Technology and Transformation (2009); and Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities (in progress). Before joining the National Academies staff in 1993, Dr. Crowley held teaching/research positions at Miami University of Ohio, the University of Oklahoma, and the U.S. Geological Survey. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, both in geology, from Princeton University.