Ray Furstenau began serving as the Director of Nuclear Regulatory Research at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in July 2018. Prior to joining the NRC, from 1987 to 2018, Ray held several positions in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). During most of those years, he provided government oversight of nuclear facility operations and nuclear energy research & development programs at the Idaho National Laboratory. He also served as Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Central Technical Authority in DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy.
Ray holds a B.S. degree in Applied Science and Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and a M.S. degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Idaho State University. He is a registered professional nuclear engineer.
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