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 commissioner and program evaluator, chair of the ANS Accreditation Policy and Procedures Committee (APPC), past chair of the UAE ANS local section, vice chair of WG1 of the IAEA International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN), and a technical expert on IAEA missions and assignments.