In April 2016, Dr. Edwin M. Hackett was selected as the Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES).
Dr. Hackett joined the NRC in 1991 as a Materials Engineer in RES. He has since held progressively more responsible positions at NRC in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, and in RES. During his NRC career, Dr. Hackett has worked primarily on nuclear plant primary system structural integrity and also on the structural integrity of dry cask storage systems for spent nuclear fuel. In 2002, he served as Assistant Team Leader for the NRC Davis-Besse Lessons-Learned Task Force. In 2008, he was selected as the Executive Director of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards.
Prior to joining the NRC, Dr. Hackett worked as a Materials Researcher for the U.S. Navy’s David Taylor Research Center in Annapolis, MD. His work there was largely focused on fatigue and fracture behavior of U.S. Navy structural materials and development of high strength low alloy steels for ship construction. Previously, Dr. Hackett worked for the Ingersoll-Rand Company and for the Babcock and Wilcox Company’s Nuclear Power Generation Division. Dr. Hackett holds a B.S. degree in Materials Engineering from Virginia Tech (1980) and M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1989) degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.
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