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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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ORNL researchers employ extraction probe for rapid safeguards analysis
International nuclear safeguards verification relies on a precise count of isotope particles collected on swipes during International Atomic Energy Agency inspections of nuclear facilities and isolated through a series of lengthy chemical separations that can take about 30 days to complete. On October 15, Oak Ridge National Laboratory—a member of the IAEA’s Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL)—announced that analytical chemists at the site have developed a faster way to measure isotopic ratios of uranium and plutonium collected on swipes, which could help IAEA analysts detect the presence of undeclared nuclear activities or material.
2021 ANS Annual Meeting Plenary SPeaker
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Jay Wileman was named President and CEO of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) in November 2015. In this role, he is responsible for leading the nuclear business with 3,000 employees and manufacturing, service and sales facilities around the globe. He is also responsible for managing the joint venture between the General Electric Corp. (NYSE: GE) and Hitachi Corp.
With more than 30 years’ experience, Jay has a wealth of international knowledge, having led many global teams to success across the energy spectrum. Prior to being named President and CEO of GEH, he served as Senior Vice President, Nuclear Plant Projects and Chief Operating Officer, a position he assumed in 2012.
From 2009-2012 Jay served as President of GE Energy Sub-Saharan Africa where he led a team that provided integrated product and service solutions that met the continent’s needs in oil, natural gas, power generation, water, renewables and new grid modernization.
Since joining GE in 1994, Jay has held positions in engineering, manufacturing, industrial services and financial services in the U.S., Japan, Italy, Australia and South Africa. He served for three years as GE’s Global Mining leader. Before that, Jay was President and CEO of GE Equipment Services – Rail Services, where he managed and led the business’ railcar and intermodal services and leasing fleet. He also served for four years as General Manager for Global Services for Oil and Gas in Florence, Italy where he led double-digit growth in customized service agreements.
Jay started his GE career with the company’s nuclear business where he spent more than eight years in progressively larger positions in engineering, manufacturing, business development and services. Jay was a nuclear fuel engineer and commercial manager for Southern Nuclear before he joined GE.
Jay earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Mississippi State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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