Dr. Tregoning (Rob) is the Senior Technical Advisor for Materials Engineering in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research at the NRC. Rob is currently working on several projects within the Division of Engineering including research associated with degradation in reactor vessel internals, issues associated with primary water stress corrosion cracking, research supporting resolution of issues related to GSI-191, probabilistic and deterministic structural integrity assessment, and is supporting the development of rulemaking for risk-informed alternative emergency core cooling requirements. He has also previously worked on the reevaluation of loss-of-coolant-accident frequencies and on the structural integrity assessment of the Davis-Besse degraded reactor pressure vessel head.
Before joining the NRC, Rob worked for the U.S. Navy as a materials engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC). At NSWC, Rob performed research, testing, evaluation, and analysis pertaining to structural integrity issues for ship and submarine applications.
Rob received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.