2018 ICAPP Banquet

Government and Industry Roles in Commercialization of Nuclear Power:

Historical “Food for Thought” on Public – Private Partnerships

Tuesday, April 10, 6:30-10:00 pm

Andrew Sowder, Ph.D., CHP

Andrew Sowder is a Technical Executive in the Advanced Nuclear Technology program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He currently leads EPRI’s strategic program on advanced reactors. His previous activities at EPRI encompassed R&D on accident tolerant fuel for LWRs, used nuclear fuel management and disposal, and advanced nuclear fuel cycle analysis.

Prior to joining EPRI, Andrew served as a physical scientist and foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State addressing international nuclear safety and radiological security issues. He also conducted research on the biogeochemical cycling of uranium and heavy metals in riparian environments on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site.

He received a B.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in environmental nuclear engineering from Clemson University. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Department at Clemson University and serves on the Advisory Board for the University of South Carolina’s Nuclear Engineering program. He is a Certified Health Physicist, serves on the American Nuclear Society’s Standards Board, and is the current Chair of the ANS Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division.

Andrew Sowder, Ph.D., CHP
Technical Executive
Advanced Nuclear Technology
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)