2016 | ANNUAL REPORT 11 Q:Can you tell us more about what you do at the Department of Energy Headquarters (U.S. DOE-HQ)?  A: Currently, my role within the Office of Nuclear Energy is to direct and manage those research, development, and infrastructure programs that support the accelerated development of innovative nuclear technology.The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) is one of the key programs within my responsibilities. Q:What are some of your other responsibilities?  A: Other key program responsibilities include the Nuclear Energy Enabling Technology (NEET) program sponsoring research in advanced modeling and simulation, advanced sensors and instrumentation, and advanced methods for manufacturing. In addition, I have responsibility for the university programs involving scholarships, fellowships, university reactor fuel, and the university research and development program. Q:How long have you been with DOE?  A: I joined the U.S. Department of Energy in 1999. Q:What other areas have you worked with while at DOE? A: I have worked for the Office of Nuclear Energy throughout my tenure with DOE in a variety of programmatic roles supporting the deployment of new reactor technology. Most recently I served as the director for the LightWaterTechnology Office with responsibilities for the Small Modular Reactor LicensingTechnical Support and LightWater Reactor Sustainability programs. Prior to that, I was responsible for the development and implementation of the Nuclear Power 2010 program, which supported the technology and licensing of the first new nuclear plants to be built in the United States in over 30 years. Q:What did you do prior to joining DOE-HQ? A: I worked in the commercial nuclear industry for 26 years prior to joining the DOE in a variety of roles and positions. Q:What’s your educational background? A: Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Science from the State University of NewYork Maritime College Q&AWITH TOM MILLER Q:What got you interested in nuclear energy? A: During my sophomore year in college, I did a paper on the NS Savannah, the first commercial nuclear powered ship.As a maritime student, I was intrigued with the commercial applications of nuclear energy. Q: What brought you to NSUF oversight? A: Actually, it was the result of a job offer I couldn’t refuse as part of a reorganization. Q:What do you like to do outside of the office (hobbies,volunteer activities,interests)? A: My wife (mostly) and I operate a horse farm.We board and take care of other people and our own horses. It is a lot of work, but we enjoy it. My wife is an avid rider and fox hunter. Q:The NSUF is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017.What do you see as the NSUF’s greatest accomplishments? A: Establishing the AdvancedTest Reactor – National Scientific User Facility, as it was originally known, was a significant success, but recognizing that the needs of the nuclear energy community extended beyond the original irradiation and post irradiation examination capabilities, and moving into the Director Office of Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear Energy U.S. Department of Energy