United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Andrew Sowder

Andrew Sowder is a senior project manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Charlotte, NC, where he leads strategic analysis of advanced nuclear energy systems to support long-term research & development (R&D) decision-making. Recent responsibilities also included coordination of government and industry R&D efforts to ensure safe storage of used nuclear fuel over extended periods and technical U.S. industry support of early event analyses of spent fuel pools following the events at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in March 2011. Currently, he is leading EPRI’s international engagement to promote development of enhanced accident tolerant nuclear fuel.  Prior to joining EPRI, Andrew served as a physical scientist and foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State addressing international nuclear safety and radiological security issues, including policy and technical analysis supporting U.S. oversight of Chernobyl related programs. He is a certified healthy physicist and earned a Ph.D. in environmental nuclear engineering from Clemson University, where his training and research focused on health physics, radiochemistry, and uranium geochemistry.
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