United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Holger Voelzke

Dr. Holger Völzke
Director and Professor
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Berlin, Germany)
Head of Division 3.4 Safety of Storage Containers

  • 1991 Ph.D. degree in civil aircraft engineering (TU Berlin, Germany)
  • Since 1991 with BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Berlin, Germany) 
  • Since 2007 head of BAM Division 3.4 Safety of Storage Containers for radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel with about 25 staff members

Responsibilities:

  • Cask design testing and safety evaluation for interim storage and final disposal of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste
  • Various R&D projects concerning material and structural behavior under mechanical and thermal stresses, accident scenarios and long-term behavior
  • National and International Cooperation
  • Information and support to administration, industry, and the public
  • Since 2010 member of the German Waste Management Commission - Committee on Waste Conditioning, Transport and Interim Storage (ESK-AZ)
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