United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Mohamed K. Shams

Mohamed Shams has served as Chief of the Structural Engineering Branch 1 in the NRC’s Office on New Reactors, Division of Engineering for the past two years. His branch is responsible for conducting structural engineering reviews for new reactor applications and new reactor licensing actions. His branch also provides technical support to the construction inspection staff.   

Dr. Shams joined the NRC in 2007 as a structural engineer in the Office of New Reactors.  In 2009, he was selected to the position of Technical Assistant to the director of the Division of Engineering in the Office if New Reactors.  

Prior to joining the NRC, Dr. Shams was the technical lead for the Building Seismic Safety Program of the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior, where he led seismic safety evaluations of dams and hydroelectric power plants.  Prior to Federal service, he was a consultant for various commercial and nuclear projects including a highly enriched uranium storage facility for the Department of Energy.  Dr. Shams earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt and M.S. and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds a Professional Engineer’s license.

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