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Breakout Panel III: Nuclear Energy

Chaired by Anthony Caruso, assistant professor of physics, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Panel members: Allen L. Camp, Ph.D., Anthony Caruso, Amy Deem, Timothy E. Hermann, and William H. Miller, Ph.D.

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Allen L. Camp, Ph.D.

Allen L. Camp, Ph.D.Allen L. Camp is currently the chief of staff for the Integrated Technologies ajd Systems Group atSandia National Laboratories. Integrated Technologies and Systems is a $1.3 billion activity at Sandia encompassing programs in energy, homeland security and defense systems. 

Sandia's energy programs include research in transportation fuels, energy systems security, nuclear energy systems safety and security, and renewable energy. 

Camp's previous positions at Sandia include deputy director in the Security Systems and Technology Center, with responsibility for development of security systems for nuclear installations; senior manager of risk and reliability programs with responsibility for nuclear reactor safety analysis and experience in a number of nuclear nonproliferation activities.

Camp holds a bachelor's and master's degree in nuclear engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and a doctorate degree in engineering from the University of New Mexico. (Back to top)

Amy Deem

Amy DeemAmy Deem currently serves as assistant director with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, a division of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. 

She is responsible for the oversight of industry training and incentive programs in Missouri, as well as other business-focused workforce services including tax credit programs and rapid response services for laid-off workers. She has been in the position since 1999 and has been employed with the Missouri Department of Economic Development since 1990. Prior to that, Deem worked for a local private industry council operating employment and training programs. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1986 with a bacehlor's degree in journalism. 

Amy is a past president and current executive committee member of the National Association of Industry-Specific Training Directors. She has been honored with two Governor's Award for Quality and Productivity. (Back to top)

Anthony Caruso

Anthony CarusoAnthony Caruso is assistant professor of physics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City). Caruso's work spans policy in nuclear non-proliferation to applied physics in micro nuclear power generation to basic research in neutron detection, magnetism and electronic structure.  Caruso received his doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a condensed matter experimentalist and was at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering at North Dakota State University before coming to UMKC. (Back to top)

Timothy E. Hermann

Timothy E. HermannTimothy E. Herrmann is vice president, engineering, a position he assumed in January 2006.

He came to that position after serving as manager, Engineering Services since 2004. In this position, he oversaw the Steam Generator Replacement and Turbine Rotor Replacement projects.

Herrmann joined AmerenUE in 1981 as an assistant engineer in the nuclear licensing group. He later served as an engineer in construction completion, startup testing, safety analysis, and mechanical design. Herrmann was promoted to supervising engineer in 1988. He held various supervisory positions in each of the engineering departments at Callaway.

A native of Rochelle, IL, he holds a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Herrmann is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. He has served as the Westinghouse Owners Group Materials Subcommittee Chairman, and currently is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute, Nuclear Power Council. (Back to top)

William H. Miller, Ph.D.

William H. MillerDr William H. Miller is a Professor in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he has taught graduate nuclear engineering for 30 years.  He is the author of over 125 technical papers and has made over 1000 presentations to the public on issues concerning energy, the environment, radiation and nuclear power.  He is a registered Professional Engineering in the State of Missouri and a Certified Health Physicist.  His Ph.D. was in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. (Back to top)

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