Fernando Ferrante is a Principal Technical Leader at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in the Risk and Safety Management group. He specializes in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) techniques and tools for nuclear applications; with experience in research and development activities, regulatory issues, and international collaborations.
Prior to joining EPRI in 2017, Dr. Ferrante held positions in the U.S. Federal Government as a risk analyst at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC) and senior engineer at the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB). At the U.S. NRC, Dr. Ferrante worked for an extensive period of time in the assessment of inspection findings at large U.S. operating nuclear reactors while in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. He also supported multiple internal and external U.S. NRC discussions on regulatory guidance related to the application of PRA methodologies for oversight activities, research programs, and international efforts.
Dr. Ferrante also held a position as a research engineer at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) where he assisted in various projects related to licensing activities by the U.S. NRC for a potential high-level nuclear waste repository.
Dr. Ferrante holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College London, in the UK, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University; where he performed research in the area of probabilistic mechanics.
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