Natraj Iyer is the Director, Materials Science & Technology at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) in Aiken, SC. He is presently on assignment as a Senior Technical Advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy – National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Global Threat Reduction (GTRI).
Natraj has a B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology, M.S. and Ph.D. from Drexel University in Materials Science & Engineering and a MBA from the University of South Carolina. He started his career at the Westinghouse R&D Center in Pittsburgh, PA in energy and electronic materials process R&D and transferred to the Savannah River Technology Center, now the Savannah River National Laboratory where he held various technical and R&D management positions during the past 23 years. He is a recognized expert in nuclear fuel cycle management and has served on numerous related Department of Energy and IAEA committees. He has over 125 technical papers, 13 U.S. patents and presented many invited papers and lectures globally in the area of materials and nuclear fuel cycle management. He has served on editorial boards of journals including International Materials Review and on several University Engineering Advisory Boards. He has been recognized with numerous awards including the George Westinghouse Innovation award, Fellow of ASM International, Fellow of Alpha Sigma Mu Honor Society and as part of the GTRI team the 2012 and 2014 Secretary of Energy Honor Awards.
As a member of The American Ceramic Society’s Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division (NETD), he has served on committees related to Alternative and Renewable energy.