Dr. Jim Xu has more 35 years of experience with nuclear facility design, research, and licensing reviews of applications in NRC, BNL and TransNuclears. At the NRC, he has served as senior structural engineer and Branch Chief in Office of New reactors, led the safety review and evaluation of design certifications and combined license applications for new reactors in seismic and civil structural designs, and developed staff guidance on probabilistic risk assessment-based seismic margin assessments. He currently serves as a senior level advisor for seismic and geotechncial engineering at Office of Research engaging risk-informed regulatory research and advancing seismic and structural engineering. Dr. Xu also serves on several consensus committees in ASCE and ANS and as Chair for ANS seismic subcommittee. Dr. Xu has authored more than 90 publications.
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