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Gale E Hauck

Senior R&D Staff for Innovative Nuclear Reactors

Gale Hauck is a commercial nuclear industry expert, with more than 20 years experience supporting all aspects from new construction to operations to decommissioning.  She recently returned to her position as a Senior R&D Staff for Innovative Nuclear Reactors at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, after completing a one-year assignment as a Senior Technical Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Nuclear Energy at the Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, DC.  Her research interests include advanced reactor technology and deployment, industrial decarbonization, and energy justice. Before joining ORNL, she spent 14 years at Westinghouse, most recently as the Deputy Site Manager at the Barakah four-unit APR1400 construction project in the UAE. Other roles at Westinghouse included QA, product development, and engineering project management for operating plant core reloads. Before joining Westinghouse, she worked for Entergy as a reactor engineer at Indian Point nuclear plant and for Fluor at the Hanford Site.

Gale has a BS in nuclear engineering and engineering physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a ME nuclear engineering and MBA from Penn State.  She is a student in the PhD Energy Science and Engineering program at University of Tennessee Knoxville.