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Jor-Shan Choi

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choiDr. Jor-Shan Choi is a Project Professor for the Global Center-of-Excellence (G-COE) Program at the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, the University of Tokyo (UT), Japan. His areas of research and study include non-proliferation policy, proliferation-resistant technologies, 3S (safety, security, and safeguards), internationalization of nuclear fuel cycle, and regional cooperation on peaceful use of nuclear energy. Before joining UT in 2008, Dr. Choi worked for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California, USA for 21 years, developing novel fuels for advanced small reactors and novel corrosion-resistant material for spent-fuel waste containers. He was a delegation member for the HEU blend-down program, the weapons-plutonium disposition program, and the proliferation-resistance and physical protection (PR&PP) international working group. He was also responsible for fissile material safety, security and vulnerability in his role as criticality-safety officer for LLNL’s Plutonium Facility.

Dr. Choi was a Science Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University in 1995-96. He worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna from 1998-2001. Prior to joining LLNL in 1987, Dr. Choi had 13 years of industrial experience working for Bechtel. He has a BSEE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, a MS and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering, all from the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in California

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