Dr. Eric Loewen
Eric P. Loewen, PhD, is Chief Consulting Engineer, Advanced Plants Technology, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, in Wilmington, NC. He is promoting the sodium fast reactor and electrometallurgical processing of used nuclear fuel for the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership.
After graduating Western State College, Gunnison, CO, with a double BA in Math and Chemistry, he served six years in the Nuclear Navy.
In 1992 Eric attained MS, Nuclear Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He then joined Molten Metal Technology in Fall River, MA, as Director of Nuclear Research, where he developed and deployed nuclear applications for hazardous waste management.
Returning to Wisconsin in 1997, Eric attained PhD, Engineering Physics. Joining the Idaho National Laboratory in 1999, he contributed to development of a Generation IV lead-bismuth cooled reactor and proliferation-resistant thoria-urania fuel. He also supported the President’s Climate Change Technology Program.
The American Nuclear Society’s 2005 Congressional Fellow, Dr. Loewen worked in the office of Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) where he coordinated the Senator’s inclusion of America’s first legislation addressing global climate change policy into the Energy Act of 2005.
Dr. Loewen serves on the board of directors for the American Nuclear Society. In 2011, Dr. Loewen is the President of the ANS. Access Dr. Loewen's ANS speeches and presentations here.
He was profiled in the November 2009 Esquire magazine article “Meet the Man Who Could End Global Warming,” by John Richardson.
- "Nuclear Possibilities for Our Grandchildren," Dr. Eric Loewen, August 25, 2011
- "Cold Yucca Mountain: Is Carbon Capture & Sequestration the Coal Industry's Gordian Knot?," Dr. Eric Loewen, June 18, 2010
- "Inconvenient Data: The Need for an International Climate Data Registry," Dr. Eric Loewen, January 1, 2009
- "Let's Be Policy Driven, Not Politically Driven, in Energy and Climate Change," Dr. Eric Loewen, March 1, 2007