United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Richard Lee

Dr. Richard Lee is currently the Branch Chief of Fuel and Source Term Code Development Branch (FSCB) in the USNRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, responsible for managing experiments; the development, assessment and applications of codes for fuel, neutronics, and severe accidents analysis.  As such, he oversees the development and maintenance of the SCALE, FRAPCON, FRAPTRAN and the MELCOR code, and associated domestic and international experimental projects that are used for code development and assessments.

He also represents NRC on the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations/Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Working Group on the Analysis and Management of Accidents, and on the NEA Benchmark Study of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.    He served as the NRC representative to the DOE Secretary Chu’s Science Council to advise the Secretary on technical issues related to the March 11, 2011 Fukushima accident.  He overseen the development of many of the technical basis used by NRC to address and implement the NRC Near-Term Task Force Recommendations (in response to the Fukushima accident) for U.S. Nuclear Power Plants.  He also serves as the NRC representative on the DOE/NRC Fukushima forensic analysis effort, and the NRC representative to the US-Japan Civil Nuclear Energy Research and Development Working Group.
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