Australian Uranium Association
Michael Angwin is the inaugural Executive Director of the Australian Uranium Association. His public policy career has included the Business Council of Australia as well as the Australian and Victorian public services. He also has been Rio Tinto’s chief employee relations adviser and the owner and director of a management consultancy. One focus of his career has been public policy advocacy, largely in labor market reform but also in areas as diverse as the location of air warfare destroyer construction and training reform. Another focus has been leadership, organizational effectiveness and work practice reform in large companies.
General and Technical Director
Intelligent Systems S.R.L.,
Dr. Franco Almerico is general and technical director of Intelligent Systems S.R.L., a small but very specialized company that operates with consulting and development activity and capabilities in the following sectors: SW development and integration of CAD/CAM/CAE applications, factory automation, NC and robotized machining automatic programming, production automation technology, ITC projects, software and scientific codes development, industrial applied mathematics (numerical and analytical methods, computational fluid dynamics, nuclear engineering, structural mechanics, QA, and 3D surface and solid modeling), HVAC and air treatment systems, energy systems design, simulation and modeling, management of R&D and technology innovation/application projects (EU funded and non).
In 2006 he was nominated by the Italian Ministry for Environment and Territory Management as a member of the National Experts’ Group responsible for the release of Integrated Environment Authorizations of State competence.
Since 2006 he has been a member of the board of administrators of ASAM S.p.A., the holding of the Province of Milan which is majority shareholder of a major Italian highway, mobility and public transportation network company.
Since 2007 he is also collaborating with an academic group in the faculty of industrial management and engineering of the Polytechnic of Milan in studies related to robotics, quality and measurement in manufacturing and global energy resources trends.
Dr. Almerico holds a Laurea degree in nuclear engineering (nuclear power plants design and engineering), awarded by Polytechnic of Milan and an M.S. degree in nuclear engineering, awarded by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
MZ Consulting, Inc.
Milton Caplan is president of MZ Consulting, Inc., providing services to the energy industry with a focus on project/business development, energy economics and energy policy development.
He is a senior energy industry consultant with broad-based experience in international energy markets, having led a number of major nuclear projects and business development initiatives in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. This includes overall project development, strategy formulation, business model development, economic assessment, costing and pricing, strategic partnering, project financing, and contract negotiation. He has a very keen interest in issues related to the overall competitiveness of energy projects—both nuclear and renewable energy—and how deals will have to be structured to manage the risks.
Mr. Caplan has extensive experience working with Asian companies, having spent a significant portion of his career working on a number of different nuclear projects and initiatives with companies in Korea, China and Japan. He currently is working with Asian companies interested in making investments in the uranium mining sector.
He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA, in 1980 and an MBA from the University of Toronto in 1985. He is the current chair of the World Nuclear Association Economics Working Group and is on the faculty of the World Nuclear University where he teaches nuclear economics and nuclear plant structuring and financing.
Georges Capus is project director, front-end sector within the sales and marketing department of Cogema, an AREVA company.
In 1980, Dr. Capus joined Cogema as an exploration geologist. He has worked in Canada, France and West Africa. In 1989, he joined the reserves calculation team at Cogema’s headquarters. He has monitored front-end fuel markets since 1991.
After studying hydrogeology and water processing, Dr. Capus graduated from France’s Institut de Sciences de l’Ingénieur de Montpellier in 1974. He worked as a research officer for the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie de Nancy in France and obtained a docteur-ingénieur degree in applied geology from the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine in 1979.
Vice President, Uranium
Ux Consulting Company, LLC.
Nicolas Carter has more than 15 years of nuclear industry experience and currently holds the position of vice president, uranium at The Ux Consulting Company, LLC. Among his key areas of expertise are uranium price forecasting and resource evaluation. He is responsible for managing and coordinating The Ux Weekly, Uranium Market Outlook Report, and Uranium Suppliers Annual. Prior to joining Ux in 1997, Mr. Carter was a senior fuel cycle analyst at NAC International, where he helped develop the Windows-based Uranium Supply Analysis System, an interactive system on worldwide U3O8 production capability and costs. His primary responsibilities at NAC included the preparation and coordination of analyses of
the commercial and technical aspects of the worldwide uranium, conversion, enrichment and fabrication markets. In 1991, Mr. Carter earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Furman University, where he was also named a distinguished military graduate upon commissioning as a U.S. Army officer. He has served in the past on the World Nuclear Association's Market Report Drafting Group.
Executive Vice President, Australia & Asia
Uranium One, Inc.
Greg Cochran is executive vice president of Australia and Asia for Uranium One Inc.
He has more than 25 years experience in the international mining industry. He has been with Uranium One since June 2006 where he currently directs Uranium One’s activities in Australia. He led the due diligence on Uranium One’s C$3.8 billion acquisition of Eurasia Ltd. in 2007 and was responsible for its integration and the management of the company’s Kazakh joint venture interests as a result of that acquisition.
Before joining Uranium One, Mr. Cochran was responsible for Sydney-based Mitsubishi Development’s business development activities, focused on coal, uranium and other niche metals. Prior to his role with Mitsubishi, Mr. Cochran was a principal consultant with Heuris Partners, a Melbourne-based strategy consultancy. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cochran was employed at BHP Billiton and predecessor entities for more than 20 years, rising to the level of vice president of business development: diamonds and industrial minerals.
He is a registered professional engineer and holds a MSc. in mining engineering and mineral economics from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and an MBA from Cranfield University in the UK. He also holds South African mine manager’s certificates of competency for both metalliferous and coal mines. He recently completed the Australian Company Directors course and is a Graduate Member of that Institute.
John T. Conway
Senior Vice President, Energy Supply, and Chief Nuclear Officer
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
John T. Conway is Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Senior Vice President, Energy Supply, and Chief Nuclear Officer. He oversees all of PG&E’s energy procurement and power generation assets, including nuclear, fossil and hydroelectric, cogeneration and renewable sources, with a focus on planning for and delivering reliable, affordable and clean electricity and gas for distribution to PG&E customers. As the company's Chief Nuclear Officer Conway also is responsible for the safe and reliable operations of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant as well as the used fuel storage and decommissioning of Humboldt Bay Unit 3, and is the senior contact with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). Conway is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Fuelco, LLC and serves as the Chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Executive Fuel Task Force.
Prior to joining PG&E as the Site Vice President at Diablo Canyon in May 2007, Conway served as Site Vice President of the Monticello Nuclear Plant in Minnesota. He spent 24 years at Nine Mile Point in Oswego, New York, where he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility including the senior executive role at the station, Site Vice President, Vice President of Nuclear Engineering, Plant Manager and Operations Manager. He also served as the Power Ascension Manager for the initial startup testing program for Nine Mile Point Unit 2.
Conway holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He held Senior Reactor Operator licenses for each of the two different nuclear units at Nine Mile Point and has graduated from the INPO Senior Nuclear Executive Seminar and the INPO Senior Nuclear Plant Manager Course.
Ian J. Duncan
Ian J. Duncan Consultants
Ian Duncan’s industrial experience is diverse, commencing with mechanical engineering applied to Australian chemical, paper and mining industries.
His career was with WMC, joining in 1971 as operations manager in the exploration division. He retired as general manager of the large Olympic Dam copper, uranium, gold and silver operation in South Australia.
Due to his involvement in uranium exploration, production and marketing for more than 25 years, Dr. Duncan became aware of the world’s nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear power technology. He was Chairman of the London-based Uranium Institute (now the World Nuclear Association) frp, 1995 to 1996. Since retirement he has completed a doctorate at the University of Oxford which addressed the interface between society and the disposal of radioactive waste. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Edlow International Co.
Jack Edlow has served as president of Edlow International Co., a U.S. firm that provides transportation management services to the international commercial nuclear energy industry.
Mr. Edlow has been responsible for all phases of company activities, including logistics, transportation and warehouse support services for nuclear fuel suppliers and users worldwide. He has acted as a sales representative for the fuel-cycle activities of leading international organizations, involving the supply of concentrates, conversion services and management of toll enrichment contracts.
Before assuming his current position, Mr. Edlow served as the company’s vice president from 1970 to 1978. He also is the managing director of Edlow International Australia Pty. Ltd., Edlow International’s Australian subsidiary in Melbourne, and is president of Edlow East-West Inc.
Mr. Edlow graduated from George Washington University in 1971.
Steven M. Goldberg
Special Assistant to the Director
Argonne National Laboratory
Steven Goldberg currently serves as special assistant to the director at Argonne National Laboratory. He has coordinated scientific initiatives for the laboratory and assisted in efforts to establish new initiatives in basic sciences, hydrogen energy, nuclear energy, the advanced nuclear fuel cycle, radioactive waste management systems and carbon sequestration. He also has facilitated critical contacts on sensitive laboratory issues with senior government officials.
Prior to joining Argonne, he served as special assistant to the director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management at the U.S Department of Energy from 1995 to 2002. From 1990 to 1995, he was budget chief at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Previously, he held positions with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Mr. Goldberg has received the Executive Office of the President’s highest award for efforts to complete major international nonproliferation agreements, including the multibillion-dollar U.S. purchase of highly-enriched uranium extracted from nuclear weapons of the former Soviet Union. He also received DOE’s distinguished service award.
Mr. Goldberg received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Tufts University, a master’s degree in nuclear chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration (managerial economics) from George Washington University.
Toro Energy Limited
Greg Hall is managing director of Toro Energy Ltd. He is a mining engineer with more than 29 years experience in the resources industry, including 20 years in the uranium exploration, mining and marketing industry.
Mr. Hall held a variety of senior operational and technical management roles with WMC Resources Ltd. at its nickel operations and the Olympic Dam project, as well as a secondment to LKAB’s iron ore operations in northern Sweden. He held the position of Mining Manager of Energy Resources of Australia’s Ranger Operations and Jabiluka mine development before moving to the uranium marketing team as ERA’s North American marketing manager from 2000 to 2003.
Prior to joining Toro Energy, Mr Hall held the position of director of sales with Rio Tinto Aluminum’s Bauxite and Alumina division. He has been managing director of Toro Energy, a growing uranium exploration and development company, since its inception in 2006.
Bruce Hamilton is president of Fuelco LLC, a privately held joint venture of Ameren, Luminant, and Pacific Gas & Electric. Fuelco manages the global fuel supply for its owners’ nuclear power plants in Missouri, Texas, and California. The uranium procured by Fuelco produces enough electricity for five million American homes.
Mr. Hamilton brings with him a background in managing technologically complex nuclear projects and leading mid-size organizations. Experienced as a spokesman, he has been entrusted to represent his company’s interests in sensitive programs and projects that leverage his command of the political dimensions of the nuclear industry and his understanding of the strategic business landscape. Prior to becoming President of Fuelco, he held various management positions at Luminant’s Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant.
Before joining TXU (now Luminant) in 2003, Mr. Hamilton served as a naval officer for over twenty-four years, retiring as a Captain in 2002. While on active duty, he had assignments in nuclear-powered cruisers and aircraft carriers, he commanded the destroyer USS John Paul Jones in the Persian Gulf, and he served as Reactor Officer for the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during the ship’s mid-life refueling overhaul, startup certification, and 2001 home-port shift from Virginia to California. In the mid-1990s, he worked at Headquarters, United
States European Command as Policy Desk Officer for the former Yugoslavia where he covered the war in Bosnia and participated in the Dayton Peace Accords negotiations.
Mr. Hamilton holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University, an M.A. from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, a graduate degree from the Naval War College, and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas, and while at Comanche Peak, he held a Senior Reactor Operator license with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Nuclear Fuel Australia Ltd.
Clarence Hardy has distinguished qualifications and experience in the nuclear field. He has two doctorates, has published more than 100 scientific papers and has given more than 100 talks to technical and non-technical audiences in Australia. Dr. Hardy retired in 1991 after a 35-year career in nuclear science and technology in senior positions in three national nuclear laboratories in the UK, United States and Australia. He worked for 20 years as a division chief and chief scientist of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission (AAEC) at the Lucas Heights Research Laboratories in Sydney, and his history of the AAEC was published in 1999.
Dr. Hardy set up the Glen Haven Consulting Co. in 1991 and is managing director of Nuclear Fuel Australia Ltd. He also is the secretary of the Australian Nuclear Association (a non-profit, non-government, Scientific Institution which provides information on all aspects of nuclear science and technology) and organizes national and international conferences for the association. Dr. Hardy was president from 2006 to 2008 of the Pacific Nuclear Council, which represents more than 60,000 nuclear scientists and engineers in the Pacific Region.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Uranerz Energy Corporation
George Hartman has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Uranerz Energy Corp. since 2005.
Prior to this current position, Mr. Hartman served in management and engineering positions involving in situ recovery operations for some 33 years involving locations in Texas, Wyoming, Nebraska and California. Prior to in situ recovery operations Mr. Hartman worked in mineral process development at the Colorado School of Mines Research Institute and Alunite Metallurgical Center in Golden, Colorado.
Mr. Hartman received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Denver in 1967 and a Master of Science degree from Colorado School of Mines in 1976. He has been a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) for more that 25 years and he is a past president of the Central Wyoming Section of SME.
Iowa State University
Carolyn Heising is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the Iowa State University of Science and Technology. Prior to this appointment, she was professor of industrial engineering at Northeastern University in Boston (1984-93), and assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1980-84). She also served as visiting professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Florida (1990-1991) on her sabbatical leave. She served a second term as an elected member of the national board of directors of the American Nuclear Society during 1992 to 1998. Professor Heising's research areas include: reliability and quality engineering, probabilistic risk analysis, statistical quality control, total quality management and technology safety assessment. In particular, she is a well-known expert in nuclear power plant safety, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.
Professor Heising took a sabbatical leave during 1999 and 2000 at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. in the Office of Nuclear Energy. She held the position of acting team leader for nuclear power snalysis. Professor Heising received her doctorate degree from Stanford University in mechanical engineering in June, 1978. She received an Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering, also from Stanford University, in June, 1975. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied physics in June, 1974 from the University of California, San Diego.
L and M Kemeny Consulting, Nuclear Engineers and Physicists
Leslie Kemeny currently is managing director of L and M Kemeny, Consulting Nuclear Engineers and Physicists. He consults internationally to government departments and private industry. He recently completed major projects for the Commonwealth Government of Australia on "Australian Uranium—A Greenhouse-Friendly Fuel for an Energy Hungry World." In past years he was the founding consultant to Australia’s Uranium Information Centre, the Western Mining Corp. (Olympic Dam), Energy Resources of Australia (Ranger Uranium) and the Northern Territory Government. He was an expert witness for Justice Fox at the Ranger Uranium Inquiry.
In Australia, Mr. Kemeny was a foundation member of the Australian Nuclear Association (1984) and the founding member of the Nuclear Panel of the Institution of Engineers, Australia (1987). He has served on the executive committee of the Australian Institute of Energy, Sydney Branch and has been technical organizer of four international conferences. Kemeny has published more than two hundred refereed technical papers and co-authored three books. His publication work is continuing, and in recent years he has been heavily engaged in communicating nuclear education, science and technology to the public through print and electronic media. For 2009 he has accepted additional keynote speaker invitations and nuclear consultations worldwide.
Stephen W. Kidd
Head of Strategy and Research
World Nuclear Association
Stephen Kidd is head of strategy and research at the World Nuclear Association (WNA), the international association for nuclear energy based in London, England.
Mr. Kidd joined WNA’s predecessor organization, The Uranium Institute, as senior research officer in 1995. From 1990 to 1995, he was an independent consultant. From 1981 to 1990, he was an industrial economist with leading UK companies specializing in the raw materials and engineering sectors. His prime responsibility was the analysis of markets of interest to his employers, including possible business diversification. Prior to his consulting career, he was an economics tutor at Sheffield University.
Mr. Kidd received his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in economics from Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. He is a member of the International Association for Energy Economics.
Felix M. Killar
Senior Director, Fuel Supply and Material Licensees
Nuclear Energy Institute
Felix Killar is senior director of fuel supply and material licensees for the Nuclear Energy Institute.
Mr. Killar manages operational, technical and regulatory issues relating to nuclear fuel cycle and radionuclides/radiopharmaceutical facilities. He also addresses issues related to nuclear fuel supply and insurance coverage for nuclear facilities. Additionally, he manages the nuclear industry’s measurement assurance program, conducted in cooperation with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Mr. Killar joined NEI in 1988, after working for Entergy Corp. (formerly Middle South Service Co.) in New Orleans in various capacities for 11 years. His background includes working for Nuclear Fuel Services Inc., a nuclear fuel fabrication and research facility, and three years service in the U.S. Navy.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Mississippi College.
Tae Joon Lee
Nuclear Policy Consultant
OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency
After 21 years of service for Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Tae Joon Lee was dispatched to OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency as a nuclear policy consultant in Feb. 2007. Since then, he estimated nuclear power programs by countries up to 2020 and reviewed government policies regarding generation III reactors, uranium enrichment and fuel fabrication, high-level waste disposal, and fast reactor development. He is now preparing for an NEA project called "Trends in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle" for 2009-2010. He has up-rated his profession in strategic management of R&D and technological innovation, in particular for the topics raised by sustainable development and nuclear energy.
He obtained his doctorate in science and technology policy studies at SPRU in the University of Sussex, UK.
James P. Malone
Vice President, Nuclear Fuels
James Malone is vice president of nuclear fuels for Exelon Generation. Nuclear fuels provides the strategic direction and tactical guidance for Exelon’s nuclear fuel cycle activities, including procurement, special nuclear material accounting and safeguards, economics, and fuel cycle cost. Nuclear fuels also provides reload bundle and core design, safety analysis and plant technical support including fuel reliability, component procurement strategy, high-level waste and spent fuel management. He also guides the interactions of the Nuclear fuels staff in the regulatory, political and public acceptance areas.
Mr. Malone has more than 40 years of experience in the nuclear power industry, focused on the technical, economic and planning aspects of nuclear fuels. Prior to joining Exelon, he was a vice president and senior consultant at NAC International where he participated in fuel cycle consulting including the front and back ends of the fuel cycle, and fuel reliability via NAC’s Stoller Nuclear Fuel Division. Mr. Malone spent several years at SWUCO, Inc. as a SWU broker. Prior to SWUCO he was manager of economic analysis at Yankee Atomic. Mr. Malone began his career in nuclear power as an engineer in the utility reactor core analysis section of the nuclear engineering department of United Nuclear Corporation.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering (nuclear) from Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York, and received an MBA from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, with a Graduate School of Business Award for Academic Excellence.
General Manager, Business Development
Energy Resources of Australia
David Paterson is general manager of business development with Energy Resources of Australia. He has worked in the Rio Tinto group since 1986 in a range of roles covering business analysis, commercial negotiations, acquisitions and divestments, and external relations. He has worked at different locations in Australia (Melbourne, Cobar, Darwin) and in the United Kingdom (Bristol, London). In his current role he is responsible for ERA’s engagement with external stakeholders including traditional owners and their representatives, the media, governments and non-government organizations. Prior to this he worked at Rio Tinto’s headquarters in London in the business evaluation bepartment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s of business administration.
Manager, Nuclear Safety
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Samir Sarkar has been Involved in the field of nuclear science and technology for more than 25 years in the areas of operation, research, teaching and regulation of nuclear and radiation facilities. At ARPANSA, he is responsible for regulatory management of ANSTO Fuel Operations, Waste Management and Radioisotope Production Facilities, and particle accelerators. He is a former Lecturer in Nuclear Medicine Physics at the University of Sydney and is currently teaching Reactor Physics and Systems at the University of Sydney on part-time basis. Mr. Sarkar serves as the Australian representative at the IAEA TRANSSC.
Kurt Schreiber joined NUKEM in 1973 where he worked in the light water reactor services group within the fuel cycle services division. In 1986, he became general manager of NUKEM's Fuel Cycle Services Division.
He became Managing Director of NUKEM Nuklear GmbH in 1997. He also serves as director of NUKEM Luxemburg, a company active in nuclear fuel financing.
Mr. Schreiber received a bachelor’s degree in metallurgy and foundry technologies. He also undertook postgraduate studies in economics and marketing. Mr. Schreiber is a member of various nuclear societies and organizations.
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization
Ziggy Switkowski is the Chair of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization. He is also a non-executive director of listed companies Suncorp, Tabcorp and Healthscope, and Chair of Opera Australia.
He is a former chief executive of Telstra, Optus and Kodak (Australasia) and in 2006, he chaired the Prime Minister’s Review of Uranium Mining, Processing and Nuclear Energy which returned nuclear power to the country’s strategic debate.
He has a PhD in nuclear physics from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Robert Van Namen
Senior Vice President, Uranium Enrichment
Robert (Bob) Van Namen is senior vice president of Uranium Enrichment at USEC Inc. He heads the company's marketing and sales department as well as operations at the Paducah and Portsmouth sites. He also is the lead USEC officer responsible for overseeing NAC International, USEC’s wholly owned subsidiary based in Norcross, Ga. He previously served five years as USEC’s vice president of marketing and sales.
Prior to joining USEC in January 1999, Mr. Van Namen was head of nuclear fuel management for Duke Energy. His career at Duke also included seven years in nuclear design and safety analysis.
Mr. Van Namen is a nuclear engineer with 24 years of experience in nuclear power. He has served in a variety of leadership roles in industry and professional organizations including the Nuclear Energy Institute. He currently serves on the board of management of the World Nuclear Association.
Mr. Van Namen earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at the University of Virginia. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of North Carolina.
Andrew C. White
President and Chief Executive Officer
Andrew White is president and chief executive officer of Trilliant. He joined GE Mobile Radio as an engineer for Europe, Africa, and Middle East Operations based out of London. Promoted to executive in 1992 responsible for energy services, Asia Pacific-based in Singapore, and Hong Kong, he then returned to the United States and moved through the ranks of general manager and senior executive to president and CEO of several GE businesses after becoming a GE corporate officer in 2002. He has thirty years of experience in the Energy Industry, has served on twelve different boards and two University advisory committees and is currently chairman of the World Nuclear Association.
Mr. White graduated from Bath University, UK in electrical and electronic engineering in 1981 specializing in power electronics.
Executive Officer, Senior Vice President
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Kiyoshi Yamauchi is the executive officer, senior vice president of the Nuclear Energy Systems Headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. As an executive, he is responsible for the nuclear business, especially the technical side.
He is a member of the Directors, Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ) since June 2007.
In 1971, he graduated from the faculty of nuclear engineering at the University of Tokyo and joined Mitsubishi Atomic Power Industries, Inc. (MAPI). He has been active in the nuclear engineering field throughout his career including after the merger with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. His expertise ranges from mechanical engineering, nuclear safety to MOT over nuclear engineering.