United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Holger Völzke

Director and Professor
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
(Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing)
Berlin, Germany
Head of Division 3.4 Safety of Storage Containers

  • 1991 PhD degree in civil aircraft engineering (TU Berlin, Germany)

  • Since 1991 with BAM

  • Since 2007 head of BAM Division 3.4 Safety of Storage Containers for radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel with about 25 staff members 


  • 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 20010 Member of the German Waste Management Commission

  • Committee on Waste Conditioning, Transport and Interim Storage (ESK-AZ)
  • Consultant for the IAEA
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