Biography: Bruce Hallbert, Ph.D., is the Director of the Nuclear Safety and Regulatory Research Division. As Division Director, he oversees research and development programs conducted for government agencies, with private industry and industrial partners, and with international organizations. Activities within the division which he oversees include: Digital Instrumentation & Control Systems at nuclear installations, prognostics & diagnostics for process control applications; visualization and modeling for advanced nuclear energy systems; human factors and Human Reliability Analysis; Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA); operating experience analyses; and safety analyses of nuclear systems.
Dr. Hallbert received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University with dissertation research in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, specializing in Reliability Engineering. He has numerous publications and technical reports and has held numerous positions including the Research Pathway Lead of Advanced Instrumentation and Controls for the joint DOE-Industry collaborative program of research and development to support long term sustainability of Light Water Reactors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (IAPSAM), an association that promotes the use and standardization of risk and reliability technologies for use in the development and management of technical systems. He has also served as U.S. Representative to the IAEA Technical Working Group on Instrumentation & Controls for Nuclear Power Plants and is a member of IEEE Power Engineering Society.
Ph.D., Reliability Engineering - Vanderbilt University
IEEE Power Engineering Society