John Kessler has 30 years of experience in the fields of used fuel and HLW storage, transportation, and disposal. John is currently the manager of the Used Fuel and High-Level Waste Management Program at the Electric Power Research Institute. John led EPRI’s 15-year effort in developing an approach to understanding the overall impact of disposing of used nuclear fuel in the candidate repository at Yucca Mountain. John currently works on the technical bases to support used fuel storage and transportation, particularly very long-term storage issues, and on the impacts of advanced fuel cycles on used fuel and high-level waste management. John received his BS and MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1979 and 1981, respectively; John received his Ph.D. in Hydrogeology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993.