Chief Engineer, Molten Chloride Fast Reactor
Kevin Kramer is the chief engineer focusing on TerraPower’s development of the MCFR technology. In this role, Dr. Kramer works with experts on TerraPower’s engineering team to provide additional definition, direction and oversight for MCFR development. He brings considerable strategic planning, project management, engineering, and design experience to TerraPower.
Prior to joining TerraPower, Dr. Kramer spent twelve years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, concluding his tenure in the role of Engineering Team Lead in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations Division. He worked on software development, engineering analysis and testing of defense technologies, and engineering and design of fertile and fissile advanced hybrid reactors. As Engineering Team Lead, he served as the technical and programmatic team leader for nuclear systems, was the project lead for nuclear applications to power oil sands operations and mentored junior engineers and students in various aspects of engineering design, analysis and modeling.
Prior to his work with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Dr. Kramer worked with Positronics Research, LLC as a technical engineering associate. In this role, he was responsible for leading experimental design of high energy physics experiments for NASA-sponsored contracts.
Dr. Kramer holds a Bachelor’s of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s of Science in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s of Science in nuclear engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society, American Physical Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.