United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Bismark Tyobeka

Dr Tyobeka started his nuclear career 16 years ago as a reactor Physicists at Eskom Enterprises, the South African Electricity Utility Company, before moving on to the roles of Senior Physicist at Eskom Enterprises, Chief Nuclear Engineering Analyst at PBMR Pty Ltd and Nuclear Engineer and Unit Head: Gas-Cooled Reactors at the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA in (Austria, Vienna).

During his tenure at the IAEA Dr Tyobeka was also involved in the IAEA team that advises Member States in the development of new nuclear power programmes. He was involved with countries in Africa, South East Asia, Europe and Latin America. He has also been a visiting Scholar at the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (Netherlands) and the International Research Associate (Idaho National Laboratory, USA).

Dr Tyobeka currently serves as the Member of the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group (INSAG) appointed by the IAEA Director-General to serve for the period 2016 – 2020. He also serves as a Vice-Chairman of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum under the auspices of the IAEA, and a member of the IAEA’s Technical Working Group on Nuclear Knowledge Management.

He holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering both from the Pennsylvania State University, USA, a Master’s degree in Applied Radiation Science and Technology from North-West University, South Africa, a Master’s degree in Management specializing in Project Management from Colorado Technical University in the USA, and a Bachelors’ degree in Physics and Chemistry from the North West University in South Africa.
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