The Atlantic Council April 1 introduced that Dr. Rita Baranwal, vice chairman of nuclear and chief nuclear officer at Electrical Energy Analysis Institute, has joined the Atlantic Council Nuclear Power and Nationwide Safety Coalition.
“I sit up for furthering consciousness of and studying from the Coalition by the lens of EPRI’s world perspective,” mentioned Baranwal in a press release. “My profession expertise and ongoing engagement with the Atlantic Council lead me to consider that there’s a lot to contribute from my new position within the areas of sturdy operation of the prevailing fleet, R&D, and innovating superior applied sciences.”
Baranwal, who beforehand served as assistant secretary for the U.S. Division of Power’s Workplace of Nuclear Power, brings a wealth of private and non-private sector expertise advancing nuclear coverage and know-how in the US and overseas, the discharge mentioned.
“We’re delighted that Dr. Rita Baranwal is becoming a member of the Nuclear Power and Nationwide Safety Coalition,” mentioned Jennifer Gordon, managing editor and senior fellow on the Atlantic Council World Power Middle. “Dr. Baranwal has remodeled the state of U.S. nuclear power coverage, and we sit up for working collectively to advance consciousness of the hyperlink between nuclear power and nationwide safety.”
Because the assistant secretary of DOE’s Workplace of Nuclear Power, Baranwal superior analysis and growth on current and superior nuclear applied sciences, enabled the deployment of superior nuclear power techniques, and enhanced U.S. world business nuclear power competitiveness.
The Indian American has held quite a lot of private and non-private sector positions targeted on nuclear power, together with director of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear initiative at Idaho Nationwide Laboratory, director of know-how growth and utility at Westinghouse, and supervisor in supplies know-how at Bechtel Bettis Inc., her bio notes.
She has a bachelor’s diploma from Massachusetts Institute of Expertise in supplies science and engineering and a grasp’s diploma and Ph.D. in the identical self-discipline from the College of Michigan.
The Nuclear Power and Nationwide Safety Coalition, housed throughout the Atlantic Council World Power Middle, works to deal with challenges current on the intersection of nuclear power, nationwide safety, and local weather change.
The coalition and its members help bipartisan programming to extend consciousness, curiosity, and thought management across the upkeep of the present nuclear fleet, U.S. nuclear exports overseas, and analysis and growth into superior reactor and gas know-how, it mentioned.