United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Jim Xu

Dr. Jim Xu is currently serving as Senior Technical Advisor for Seismic and Structural Analysis in the NRC Office of New Reactors, Division of Engineering Structural Engineer in the NRC Office of New Reactors, Division of Engineering.  He joined the NRC in 2007 and had served senior structural engineer and branch chief responsible for the seismic and structural review and evaluation of design certifications and combined license applications for new reactors. He is also actively involved in the development of staff guidance and co-oped with the Office of Research on advancing seismic research activities.

Dr. Xu earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and has more three decades of nuclear experience.  He began his professional career working for Transnuclear Inc. as a structural engineer.  He subsequently spent 20 years at Brookhaven National Laboratory as scientist working on research related to seismic design and nuclear safety, and performing technical reviews for the NRC and the DOE. He is an active member of ASCE working groups fro seismic design and analysis of structures and foundations, and a member of ASCE Nuclear Standard Committee and American National Standard Environmental and Siting Consensus Committee. Dr. Xu has authored 90 publications.
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