Melanie Rickard

Melanie Rickard is the Director of the Advanced Reactor Assessment Division at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. With over 20 years at the CNSC she has had a variety of experience in numerous facets of nuclear regulation, including the development and implementation of Regulations, assessing compliance at nuclear facilities and influencing the CNSC’s planning for Response to Nuclear Emergencies.

Currently, she leads teams that carry out design assessments of advanced nuclear reactors/small modular reactors. Her team cooperates and collaborates with many other groups of scientists and engineers to produce clear, accurate and consistent technical assessments for this work as well as for other large and complex projects related to nuclear safety. She is enjoying the challenge of preparing for the deployment of SMRs in Canada.

Melanie holds a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick.

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