United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

John E. Kelly

Dr. John E. Kelly is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies in the Office of Nuclear Energy.  His office is responsible for the Department of Energy (DOE) civilian nuclear reactor research and development portfolio, which includes DOE's programs on Small Modular Reactors, Light Water Reactor sustainability, and Generation IV reactors.  His office is also responsible for the design, development, and production of radioisotope power systems, principally for NASA missions.  In the international arena, Dr. Kelly is the Vice Chair of the Generation IV International Forum. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Dr. Kelly spent 30 years at Sandia National Laboratories where he was engaged in a broad spectrum of research programs in nuclear reactor safety, advanced nuclear energy technology, and national security.  Dr. Kelly received his B.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan in 1976 and his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980.
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