Walid A. Metwally obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1992 and 1997. In 1998 he joined the Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University as a Ph.D. Student. He remained there until completing his doctorate. After completing his doctorate, he served as a Research Associate until 2003. Walid also holds a Master of Science in Operations Research and a Masters degree in Business Administration.
Before joining ORNL in 2022, Walid worked at the Atomic Energy Authority in Egypt, NC State University, United Arab Emirates University, and Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) in Wilmington, NC. In 2012, Walid joined the University of Sharjah, UAE, where he founded and chaired the Nuclear Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Programs and later served as the vice dean of the College of Engineering.
His expertise is concentrated in the fields of criticality analysis of nuclear fuel storage, radiation transport modeling, and radiation detection and measurement.
Other roles that Walid serves in are ABET EAC executive board member, commissioner, and program evaluator, chair of the ANS Accreditation Policy and Procedures Committee (APPC), past chair of the UAE ANS local section, chair of WG1 of the IAEA International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN), and a technical expert on IAEA missions and assignments.
Walid A. Metwally, Yumna Adel, Entesar Dalah, and Husam Al-Omari Utilizing, “Utilizing Neutron Generators in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy,” Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 174, 2021.
Eslam A. Ahmed, Jwaher A. Alnaqbi, Priyonta Rahman, Walid A. Metwally “Design and Experimental Verification of a Gamma Radiogauge to Detect Water Level in Ballast Tanks in Oil Platforms,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 123, 2020.
Fatima E. Alzaabi, Bassam A. Khuwaileh, Walid A. Metwally, “An Exploratory Study for Atmospheric Radionuclide Dispersion and Deposition at Barakah Power Plant Site,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 123, 2020.
Fatima E. Alzaabi, Bassam A. Khuwaileh, Walid A. Metwally, “An Exploratory Study for Radionuclide Dispersion in Water Resources at Barakah Power Plant Site,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 123, 2020.
Walid A. Metwally, Y. A. Alharahsheh, E. Dalah, and H. Al-Omari, “Beam Studies in Gadolinium Neutron Capture Therapy Using Neutron Generators" Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 123, 2020.
S. A. AlShamsi, B. M. Madani, W. A. Metwally, “Criticality Safety Analysis of Fresh Fuel Storage of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 122, 2020.
B. A. Khuwaileh, F. I. Al-Hamadi, M.A. Al-Shabi, W. A. Metwally, “Inverse Depletion of Used Nuclear Fuel: a Bayesian Approach,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 122, 2020.
A. M. Riyadha, A. M. Elshoubaky, J.A. Rihani, M.A. Al-Shabi, W. A. Metwally, B. A. Khuwaileh, “A Drone-Based Automated Radiation Surveillance System,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 122, 2020.
W.A. Metwally, A. S. Alawad, and B. A. Khuwaileh, “On the Over-Conservatism of the 5% Depletion Uncertainty Rule in Spent Fuel Criticality Analyses,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, 125, 2019.
A. S. Al Awad, A. Habashy, W. A. Metwally, “Sensitivity Studies in Spent Fuel Pool Criticality Safety Analysis for APR1400 Nuclear Power Plants,” Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 50, 2018.
W. A. Metwally and A. S. Al Awad, “The effect of eccentric loading in spent fuel pool criticality safety analyses,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, 114, 2018.