Industrial and Professional Advisory Council

The Nuclear Engineering Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) is made up of representatives from industry, government agencies, and academia. IPAC advises the nuclear engineering department on academic issues, current trends, and future directions in the engineering profession. The council provides a forum for ideas and recommendations, and provides a link between industry and academia.

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2020-2021 IPAC Members

  • Gary Brassart, Westinghouse, Sr. Vice President, Engineered Systems & Solutions, America’s Operating Plant Services
  • Lisa Decker, Assistant General Counsel, Exelon Generation Company, LLC
  • Hans D. Gougar, Manager, Product Engineering, X-Energy
  • Laura Holgate, Vice President for Materials Risk Management, Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • John Kotek, Vice President of Policy Development and Public Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute
  • Mary Jane Ross-Lee, Deputy Director, Division of Safety Systems, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Thomas J. Sambolt, Director, New Design, Naval Nuclear Laboratory
  • Gregory Sosson, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Paul A. Triska, Vice President of Nuclear Services, System One
  • Juswald Vedovi, Senior Engineering Manager , GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
  • Daniel S. Williams, Project Director, Bechtel Power Corporation
 
 

About

The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself with a strong focus on experimental research. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering, or a doctoral degree. The Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) facilities, including the Breazeale Reactor, are available to nuclear engineering faculty and students at Penn State for research and instruction. RSEC houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear research reactor. Having access to an operating research reactor is a key strength for the department and enables Penn State to harness research and educational opportunities that are unique in the United States. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at nuce.psu.edu.

Department of Nuclear Engineering

206 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-867-2136