Jose N. Reyes, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Jose N. Reyes, Ph.D., CTO

Dr. Reyes is the co-founder of NuScale Power and co-designer of the NuScale passively-cooled small nuclear reactor. He is an internationally recognized expert on passive safety system design, testing and operations for nuclear power plants. He has served as a United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical expert on passive safety systems. He is a co-inventor on over 110 patents granted or pending in 20 countries. He has received two national awards; the 2013 Nuclear Energy Advocate Award and the 2014 American Nuclear Society Thermal Hydraulic Division Technical Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.

At Oregon State University, Dr. Reyes served as head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics. He directed the Advanced Thermal Hydraulic Research Laboratory (ATHRL) and was the co-director of the Battelle Energy Alliance Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) for Thermal Fluids and Reactor Safety in support of the Idaho National Laboratory mission. Additionally, Dr. Reyes was the OSU principal investigator for the AP600 and AP1000 design certification test programs sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Department of Energy and Westinghouse.

Prior to joining the faculty at OSU in 1987, Dr. Reyes worked nearly 10 years as a thermal hydraulics research engineer in the Reactor Safety Division of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland and a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida. He is the author of numerous journal articles and technical reports, including a book chapter on SMRs for an ASME B&PV Codes and Standards handbook. He has given lectures and keynote addresses to professional nuclear organizations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He is a professional engineer and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Nuclear Society.

Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Oregon

Member, ANS and ASME

Henry and Janice Schuette Endowed Chair Professor, Oregon State University

Keynote Speaking Engagements in 2016:

Old Nukes, New Nukes, Invited Speaker, Climate One; San Francisco, CA, March 2016

Thinking Small: The Next Steps for Small Modular Reactors, Invited Speaker, Communicating Nuclear Issues, NEI Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2016

The Future Starts Now, Plenary Speaker, 24th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 24), Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC, June 2016

Technical Overview of the NuScale Design, NuScale UK Supplier Event - Sheffield, UK, July 2016

NuScale Power Technology, UAMPS - Informational Meeting on Carbon Free Power Project Conference, Salt Lake City, UT September 2016

Innovating Nuclear Power, Keynote Address, ARCS® Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc.), Portland, OR, October 2016

NuScale Technology and Diverse Energy Platform, NuScale Fabricator Conference (NuFAB), Atlanta, GA, November 2016