United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Luis Benevides

Dr. Luis Benevides joined the US NRC as a Health Physicist as part of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research in September 2014. He came to the NRC after a distinguished 30-plus year U.S. Navy career reaching the rank of Captain in the Medical Service Corps as a Radiation Health Officer. During his naval career, he held various positions within the Radiological Sciences disciplines which included health, medical and industrial physics. His expertise in personnel dosimetry led to his assignment as the Officer in Charge of the Navy's Naval Dosimetry Center. He culminated his career as the Director for Radiological Controls at Naval Sea Systems Command where he oversaw over 150 US Navy's permitees under the Navy's US NRC Master Material License. During this assignment, he also served as the Navy's Fukushima Daiichi Consequence Manager for which he received the Legion of Merit medal. Dr. Benevides earned a bachelor degree in Biology from Thomas A Edison State College, a Master's degree in Radiation Science from Georgetown University, Master’s degree in Health Science administration from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate degree in Nuclear Engineering from University of Florida. He has published over 20 peer review journal articles in dosimetry.
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