Kristine L. Svinicki

Adjunct Professor

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Internationally recognized policy expert and innovator with 30 years of public service experience and a demonstrated record of devising solutions to the most complex public policy challenges facing today’s global nuclear enterprise. A battle-tested leader with proven ability to gather and rally diverse coalitions to move solutions from concept to reality. Firmly convinced that diversity in all forms – thought, experience, perspective and background – is essential to pushing past outmoded paradigms and creating a global energy future that can improve the standard of living of every human citizen.


University of Michigan

BSE Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

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Professional Service

Chairman / Commissioner
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Mar 2008 – Jan 2021

Senior Policy Advisor
United States Senate
Jan 1997 – Mar 2008

Nuclear Engineer
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Dec 1990 – Jan 1997


Presidential Citation
American Nuclear Society, 2020

Alumni Medal
University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2017

Woman of the Year
Women’s Council on Energy and Environment, 2013