Kurt Terrani leads the Core Division of Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) that is responsible for development and delivery of nuclear fuel and core structural materials for USNC’s advanced energy systems. Kurt was previously a Senior Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a National Technical Director for the U.S. DOE Office of Nuclear Energy. He received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 2010. His research and technology development focus on fundamental aspects of nuclear fuel and materials manufacturing, radiation effects, and behavior.