United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Christopher Cook

Starting in December, Dr. Cook became chief of the Hydrology and Meteorology Branch, Office of New Reactors, at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Prior to joining the branch, he served as chief of the Geoscience and Geotechnical Engineering Branch 2 and as a senior hydrologist in the Office of New Reactors for a number of years. As a hydrologist, Dr. Cook performed numerous technical reviews to support NRC’s safety evaluation reports (SER) and environmental impact statements (EIS) associated with Early Site Permit (ESP) and Combined License (COL) applications for new nuclear reactors. Past research at a Department of Energy National Laboratory and at the University of California, Davis, focused on multi-dimensional hydrodynamic and water quality modeling of surface water systems, including the use of three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models.

Dr. Cook holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis, specializing in groundwater hydrology, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, specializing in multi-dimensional hydrodynamic and water quality modeling of surface water systems.

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