United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Frank Akstulewicz

Frank M. Akstulewicz currently serves as the Director of the Division of New Reactor Licensing in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) Office of New Reactors (NRO).  Mr. Akstulewicz supports the NRC’s mission to protect public health, safety and the environment, by leading, managing, and facilitating the licensing programs applicable to new nuclear reactors.  Mr. Akstulewicz’s organization is the principal organization in the NRC responsible for project management of application reviews pertaining to design certifications, early site permits, and combined licenses.

Mr. Akstulewicz first joined the NRC in August 1976 as a Policy Analyst in the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards.  Since joining the NRC, he has held increasingly more responsible positions within the agency including:  Reactor Engineer; Technical Assistant to the Director; and Branch Chief of the License Renewal and Nuclear Performance and Code Review Branches.  Mr. Akstulewicz also served as Technical Assistant for Reactors to former NRC Commissioner Merrifield.  Mr. Akstulewicz was appointed to the Senior Executive Service positions of Deputy Director for the Divisions of Safety Systems and Risk Assessment and New Reactor Licensing in NRO.

Mr. Akstulewicz received a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
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