United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Jonathan Barr

Jonathan Barr has 13 years of experience in nuclear power plant safety research and modeling at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  Mr. Barr is the Acting Chief of the Accident Analysis Branch in NRC's Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.  Mr. Barr has developed expertise in probabilistic offsite consequence modeling of nuclear power plant accidents using the MELCOR Accident Consequence Code System (MACCS).  Mr. Barr has led the offsite consequence modeling for the NRC's post-Fukushima effort to evaluate potential risk reductions from various containment protection and release reduction (CPRR) alternatives recently published in NUREG-2206.  Mr. Barr has also led components of the State-of-the-Art Reactor Consequence Analyses (SOARCA) to update NRC's understanding of the realistic consequences of important severe accidents.  Mr. Barr holds a master's degree in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA degree from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University.

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