Dr. Makuteswara Srinivasan joined the USNRC in 1997 in the Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards (FCSS) in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) and was the lead reviewer for metallurgy and ceramics evaluation of the Hanford Tank Waste Remediation Vitrification technology for NRC licensing. Subsequently, he transferred to the Spent Fuel Project Office and was the technical reviewer for materials for dry cask storage system license and license amendment applications. He joined the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research in 2002 as Senior Materials Scientist and a nuclear graphite specialist to evaluate the graphite core component integrity in high temperature gas cooled reactors. He has contributed to light water reactor efforts as well, including coordinating RES effort in the implementation of the Davis Besse Lessons Learned Task Force recommendations and initiated research on the Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking (PWSCC) in nickel alloys. He earned his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1972. From 1974 through 1978 he was a staff scientist of the Carbon Products Division of Union Carbide Corporation at the Parma Technical Center, Parma, Ohio, specializing in non-linear elastic fracture mechanics and nondestructive evaluation of graphites. From 1979 through 1989, he worked at various capacities at the Carborundum Company in Niagara Falls, New York. He directed R&D for 4 operating Divisions: Structural Ceramics, Fibers, Refractories and Electrical Products. From 1989 through 1997, he was the founder and principal of Materials Solutions International, Inc. in Grand Island, New York. He has authored over 70 technical publications and presentations in diverse topics such as materials processing, properties, probabilistic fracture mechanics and design, life prediction methods, and nondestructive evaluation and has given invited lectures on these topics in Japan and the U.K. He has been a faculty member of the University of Washington and of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Ceramic Society.