United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Gordon Bjorkman

Dr. Bjorkman has a broad background in structural mechanics gained through 35 years of experience as a consultant, expert witness, university professor, National Science Foundation principal investigator, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Branch Chief. He has extensive experience in the analysis and design of nuclear power plant structures, spent fuel storage and transportation casks, reactor pressure vessels and piping, and the analysis and design of structures to resist blast, earthquake, and aircraft impact. Dr. Bjorkman is founder and Chairman of the ASME, Section III, Division 1 Special Working Group on Computational Modeling for Explicit Dynamics, a member of the Working Group on Design of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Containments, and Subgroup NUPACK. He began his career in the aerospace industry at Grumman Aircraft working on the final design of the Lunar Landing Module. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Princeton University, a Masters in Structural Engineering from Cornell University, and PhD in Applied Mechanics from the University of Delaware. He is currently Senior Technical Advisor for Structural Mechanics in the Spent Fuel Management Division of the NRC.
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