United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Michelle Bensi

Dr. Michelle (Shelby) Bensi is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland. She is also a core faculty member of the University of Maryland Center for Disaster Resilience.  Prior to joining the University of Maryland faculty, Dr. Bensi served as an engineer at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). At the NRC, Dr. Bensi was responsible for site-specific technical reviews for new and operating nuclear reactors, performed research and technical review activities related to probabilistic hazard assessment, led development of agency guidance, and worked on a number of policy papers. Dr. Bensi chairs the project team responsible for the ASME/ANS External Flooding PRA Standard. Dr. Bensi holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with Designated Emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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