Joseph Braverman is the Group Leader in the Structural and Seismic Engineering group at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Department of Nuclear Science and Technology. Since 1987, he has been working at BNL in performing research and safety reviews in civil, structural, and mechanical areas related to the adequacy of structures, systems, and components at nuclear power plants. The research includes structural and mechanical evaluations in: dynamic/vibration, seismic, impact analysis, piping, aging degradation, fragility analysis, standards development related to regulatory guidance, thermal, and stress analyses. The safety review includes review of design certification and combined license applications in support of NRC in areas related to seismic and structural design.
Joseph Braverman has 39 years of experience in the nuclear industry. He began his engineering career at Burns and Roe, Inc., where he performed seismic analysis and design of containment and other plant structures, hydrodynamic analyses of structures due to LOCAs, and equipment seismic analyses. Subsequently, he worked for Impell Corporation in seismic analysis of piping, cable trays, masonry, and equipment supports. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Columbia University.