Darrell Gardner is currently the AREVA NP director of licensing strategies for the U.S. EPR design certification project. He has been involved with managing the licensing efforts for the U.S. EPR design certification and COL application projects for AREVA NP for the last 5 years. He has been supporting and managing other large licensing projects for the last 20 years, including the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, Yucca Mountain Project, DOE nuclear facilities, and improved technical specification conversions for operating plants. He has a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering and a M.S. in Engineering, both from the University of Tennessee.