Paul Turinsky, professor of nuclear engineering, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB).
Established in 1987, the NWTRB is an independent federal agency, acting as a science-based advisor and overseer of the Department of Energy’s program for managing and disposing of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. Nominees are chosen based on distinguished professional service and eminence in a field of science or engineering.
Turinsky’s expertise includes computational reactor physics in support of mathematical optimization of fuel management. He is also chief scientist for the Department of Energy’s Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors; NC State plays a key leadership role in the effort. Read more.