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Alumna Appointed Branch Chief at Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Alumna Appointed Branch Chief at Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Clark School alumna Diane Jackson has been named the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Branch Chief of Geoscience and Geotechnical Engineering Branch 2.

Jackson, who earned her B.S. in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering in 1992, joined the NRC in 1993. Prior to her promotion to Branch Chief, she held a variety of positions within the agency, including serving as a technical reviewer in the Balance of Plant and Reactor Systems branches, advisor for the Organizational Effectiveness Branch, and reactor technical assistant to former NRC chairman Nils Diaz. From 2009 to 2012, she was the Deputy Head of the Nuclear Safety Division at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency in Paris, France, and most recently she served as the Executive Technical Assistant in the Office of the Executive Director for Operations for coordination of international activities and the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. She received the NRC's Meritorious Service Award in 2007.

During her time at the Clark School, Jackson worked for Department of Materials Science and Engineering professor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly as a reactor operator and as an undergraduate research assistant in the Laboratory for Radiation and Polymer Science, where she measured free radicals in irradiated polyethylene.

March 15, 2013


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