Aniruddh Mohan currently leads the Energy & Society work for Tandem Research. In 2017-2018, Aniruddh will be based at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, to undertake a research project on the social dimensions of energy transitions in India.
IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy
Ayhan Evrensel is a Vienna-based nuclear communication expert and is currently a Communication Advisor at IAEA. He is a former spokesperson for the IAEA, and FANR in Abu Dhabi.
American Nuclear Society, In-coming president, MPR consultants
Bob Coward is a Principal Officer of MPR, a specialty engineering and management services firm. He will assume the role of President of ANS in June 2017.
Chi-Juin Huang (Major Huang)
Chi-Juin Huang is an environmental activist and Senior Speaker at The Society of Wilderness. He has been a speaker at over 600 events. Chi-Juin Huang was the first purchaser of Taiwanese Green Power Certificate.
Chris Comfort's role is charged with positioning Southern Nuclear as a technology leader in the production of safe, reliable, cost-effective electricity. His organization will have responsibility for finding, developing and leveraging technology that improves efficiency, reduces costs and maintains nuclear safety.
Energy for Humanity
Daniel S. Aegerter co-founded Energy for Humanity to further his philanthropic agenda with regards to future energy supply. As one of the most successful Swiss tech-entrepreneurs, Daniel Aegerter is convinced that clean electricity is the form of energy with the highest quality and that its share needs to be dramatically increased at the expense of fossil fuels.
David Fein has been the Vice President, State Government Affairs - East of Exelon Corporation since March of 2012. Before that, he worked with Constellation Energy for a number of years and held a variety of positions such as Vice President and Director of Retail Energy Policy.
Mothers for Nuclear
Heather Matteson is an Arizona desert native, and a lifelong environmentalist. She is also a Reactor Operator and procedure writer at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. She started Mothers for Nuclear with Kristin Zaitz not just because of her concerns with air pollution and climate change, but also because she loves the desert and doesn't want to see California’s Mojave covered in solar farms, which require 150 times more land than nuclear.
Pillsbury, fmr. NRC Commissioner
Jeff Merrifield, a former presidential appointee to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is passionate about identifying strategic and legal solutions for major energy and environmental issues. The leader of Pillsbury’s Energy practice, Jeff utilizes the wide range of experience he has gained over the last 30 years, having worked as an attorney in the U.S. Senate and as a senior executive at the largest power engineering and construction company in the United States—in addition to his time on the NRC—to bring his clients a unique perspective on strategic problem-solving.
Environmental Progress Fellow
John Lindberg is a postgraduate student (MA Climate Change: History, Culture & Society) at King's College London. In June 2016 he graduated with a First in Politics from the University of Glasgow. During his time at Glasgow he worked as policy adviser and researcher to the Scottish Conservative spokesperson on Foreign, European and Environmental Affairs Jamie McGrigor MSP.
John Whaley joined Goodwin Simon Strategic Research as Senior Research Director after serving as Vice President at Peter D. Hart Research Associates in Washington, D.C. and California. Well-versed in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, Mr. Whaley’s diverse set of political, labor, corporate, foundation, nonprofit, and government clients include the DSCC, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Planned Parenthood, SEIU, Earthjustice, the Center for American Progress, and the University of California.
Dominguez leads the development and implementation of federal, state and regional governmental, regulatory and public policy strategies for Exelon Corporation, one of the nation's largest electric companies with approximately $27 billion in annual revenues. Dominguez's legal/engineering background and analytical approach to problem solving has and continues to play an important role in Exelon's success.
Mothers for Nuclear
Kristin Zaitz is a lifelong environmentalist and employee of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant for the last 15 years. She grew up in the town of Auburn, California in the Sierra foothills. Kristin started Mothers for Nuclear with Heather Matteson because she came to understand how a move away from nuclear would force more reliance on fossil fuels, and the negative impacts that would have on her children as well as the natural environment.
Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Kun Chen is a Professor and Director in the Reactor System Engineering Division at Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics where he is leading the licensing of China's Thorium Molten Salt Reactors. He focuses on developing advanced nuclear reactors to provide reliable and affordable energy to the world by overcoming technical and regulatory barriers. He is a Chinese Academy of Sciences distinguished fellow and an adjunct professor of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Liao Yen-Peng is the founder of Taiwan Diao Ming. He published the book Afraid of Radiation, It Is Better to Gain the Knowledge. He is a PhD student at Kyoto University. Liao studied Medical Phdysics and imaging science at Chang Gung University. He also studied Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences at Chang Gung University.
Environmental Progress Fellow
In her work for Environmental Progress, Madison Czerwinski is researching the impacts of anti-nuclear advocacy on construction delays and the increasing costs of nuclear plants in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Madison is a student in the class of 2017 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison studying environmental science and political science. Her research looks at the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and personal care products on plants irrigated with reclaimed wastewater.
Imperial College London
Malcolm Grimston is a British advocate of nuclear power, and scientific author, based at the Centre for Energy Policy and Technology at Imperial College London. He has featured extensively on British television and radio in context of the latest new-build power stations for nuclear power in the United Kingdom.
Matt Gallagher, senior director in APCO Worldwide’s Washington, D.C., office, supervises the development and implementation of public affairs, media relations and community relations programs on behalf of a wide variety of clients. Mr. Gallagher primarily focuses his efforts on projects in the energy and environmental sectors, but he has also led project teams and provided strategic planning in the areas of transportation, economic development, technology, land use development, financial services and public safety/homeland security.
Nuclear Energy Institute
Matthew L. Wald is a senior communications advisor at the Nuclear Energy Institute, the trade association of the nuclear power industry. He has been deeply involved in energy issues since 1979. Matt was a reporter at The New York Times from 1977 to 2014, where he wrote extensively on energy, environment and technology topics. He has toured more than two dozen power reactors and research reactors, as well as Yucca Mountain, the leading candidate for disposal of nuclear waste.
Blue Water Strategies
McKie Campbell, Managing Partner, has over 30 years of governmental and private sector energy and natural resource experience. He has extensive experience working with Federal, state and local agencies, and with advocacy groups on all sides of issues. Prior to joining BlueWater Strategies, McKie was the Staff Director of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for Senator Murkowski.
Michael Light is a writer and researcher originally from Dayton, Ohio. He’s worked in the past for a number of news organizations and magazines including the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the Food and Environment Reporting Network, Vice, Lucky Peach, the Believer, and Climbing Magazine.
Mike Berkowitz is co-founder and Principal of Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, LLC. An experienced strategist and passionate believer in long-term solutions that drive social change, Mike leads much of Third Plateau’s philanthropic advisory and development strategy work.
Nuclear Energy Institute
Neal Cohen is senior vice president of external affairs of NEI. Previously, Cohen served as vice-chair of APCO’s board of directors, president of global client strategies and as a member of the global leadership committee.
Institute for Energy Economics Japan
Nobuo Tanaka is the Japanese official and the former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. In 1973 he began his career with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI). In 1989 he joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as the Deputy-Director for Science, Technology and Industry, and served in 1991-1995 as the Director for Science, Technology and Industry.
Former CEO, NuScale
Paul G. Lorenzini has extensive experience in both executive management and nuclear operations. Prior to co-founding NuScale, Lorenzini held several executive positions with PacifiCorp and its domestic and international subsidiaries. These positions included president of Pacific Power & Light, CEO of PacifiCorp Turkey, and CEO of Powercor Australia.
(ret.) Department of Energy
Dr. Peter B. Lyons was confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy on April 14, 2011 after serving as the Acting Assistant Secretary since November 2010. Dr. Lyons was appointed to his previous role as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) in September 2009.
Pritzker Innovation Fund
Rachel is Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Environmental Progress, and founder and president of the Pritzker Innovation Fund, which supports the development and advancement of paradigm-shifting ideas to address the world's most wicked problems. The Fund is currently focused on a range of climate, energy, and conservation issues.
ARPA-E, UC-Berkeley Nuclear Engineering
Prof. Slaybaugh's research is based in numerical methods for neutron transport with an emphasis on supercomputing. She applies these methods to reactor design, shielding, and nuclear security and nonproliferation (she is the Modeling and Simulation lead for the Nuclear Science Security Consortium (NSSC)). Prof. Slaybaugh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in numerical methods for neutron transport and in nuclear reactor theory.
Rich Powell is a Managing Director at ClearPath Foundation and ClearPath Action, where he leads policy and strategy. He focuses on educating policymakers on investing wisely in energy innovation, and maintaining and promoting baseload clean energy resources. Rich also leads ClearPath’s external advocacy and research partnerships with non profits, academia, and the private sector.
Pritzker Innovation Fund
Roland Pritzker is Chairman of the Pritzker Innovation Fund. A man of diverse interests, Roland is an entrepreneur, musician, race car driver, private equity investor, and philanthropist. He plays bass with Blind Dog Smokin’, a Grammy-nominated funk/blues band that he has been with since 2000. Roland is the co-founder of ROTEK Racing, a race team in Germany through which he has vied in numerous endurance competitions.
As Deputy Director of the Clean Energy Program at Third Way, Ryan oversees the organization’s deep decarbonization efforts, including work on advanced nuclear technologies, carbon capture and storage, and alternative fuels and vehicles. Across this portfolio, Ryan’s efforts are focused on developing and promoting policy solutions that “thread the needle” to meet America’s climate and economic growth needs.
Sam Cheng (Cheng Yi-fang)
Sam Cheng is a Graduate Student at National Cheng Kung University Department of Physics. He wrote various articles about nuclear-related information. Sam teaches nuclear concepts in class with an anti-nuclear teacher to exchange views for students. Sam has also given other speeches at other high schools, universities.
Spencer Reeder leads Vulcan’s climate and energy work within its philanthropy group. Spencer’s career spans over two decades of academic, government, and private-sector work in domestic and international science, technology, and related policy, including leading USAID’s climate work in Vietnam under the agency’s Climate Change Resilience Development program.
University of Cambridge
As the UK has re-discovered the merits of nuclear energy over recent years, Tony Roulstone has been doing more research and consulting in the nuclear sector. During the last seven years, he has worked with members of the University of Cambridge to construct, lead and promote a new taught masters course (MPhil) in Nuclear Energy. The course aims to take the best and train them as a new generation of engineers, scientists and managers for the emerging nuclear renaissance in the UK and around the world. He is a former CEO of Rolls-Royce’s nuclear sector. He lead research in nuclear economics and safety.
Theo manages grants on nuclear issues. Before coming to MacArthur, he was at Carnegie Corporation of New York, where he was a Program Assistant in the International Peace and Security Program. Previously Theo worked as a consultant and speechwriter in the External Relations section of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization in Vienna, Austria. He also spent time at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under the aegis of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Next Generation Safeguards Initiative.
Xuan (Leanne) Chu
Leanne graduated from Fu Jen Catholic University Department of Chemistry. She self-studied nuclear engineering since 2014. Leanne is a freelance translator and subtitle editor of various nuclear related information.
Yili Chen (Daniel Chen)
Yili Chen is a graduate Student at National Taiwan University Department of Mechanical Engineering. Yili Chen is also a Junior Editor at Nuclear Mythbusters Facebook page.