Jose N. Reyes, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Jose N. Reyes, Ph.D., CTO

Dr. Reyes is the co-founder of NuScale Power and co-designer of the NuScale passively-cooled small nuclear reactor. He is an internationally recognized expert on passive safety system design, testing and operations for nuclear power plants. He has served as a United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical expert on passive safety systems. He is a co-inventor on over 110 patents granted or pending in 20 countries. He has received two national awards; the 2013 Nuclear Energy Advocate Award and the 2014 American Nuclear Society Thermal Hydraulic Division Technical Achievement Award. He was recently elected to the rank of Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.

At Oregon State University, Dr. Reyes served as head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics. He directed the Advanced Thermal Hydraulic Research Laboratory (ATHRL) and was the co-director of the Battelle Energy Alliance Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) for Thermal Fluids and Reactor Safety in support of the Idaho National Laboratory mission. Additionally, Dr. Reyes was the OSU principal investigator for the AP600 and AP1000 certification test programs sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Department of Energy and Westinghouse.

Prior to joining the faculty at OSU in 1987, Dr. Reyes worked nearly 10 years as a thermal hydraulics research engineer in the Reactor Safety Division of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland and a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida. He is the author of numerous journal articles and technical reports, including a book chapter on SMRs for an ASME B&PV Codes and Standards handbook. He has given lectures and keynote addresses to professional nuclear organizations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He is a professional engineer and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Nuclear Society.

Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Oregon

Member, ANS and ASME

Henry and Janice Schuette Endowed Chair Professor, Oregon State University

Keynote Speaking Engagements in 2015:

Keck Foundation National Academy of Science, February 23, 2015

National Academy of Science General Accounting Office, March 25-26, 2015

IHS Energy CERAWEEK Pioneer Showcase, April 20-24, 2015

American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, June 7-11, 2015

Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, USNRC, June 25, 2015

16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, August 30 - September 4, 2015

White House Summit in Nuclear Energy, November 6, 2015

American Nuclear Society Young Professionals Congress, November 7, 2015