Ray Furstenau

Raymond V. Furstenau serves as Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. He joined the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2018.

Previously, Mr. Furstenau served at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Central Technical Authority of the Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE).  He has previously served as the Chief of Nuclear Safety for the Under Secretary of Energy.  Before his senior leadership positions with DOE Headquarters, Mr. Furstenau worked at the DOE Idaho Operations Office for over 28 years in various roles, providing Federal oversight of nuclear energy and national security research programs and safety oversight of nuclear facility operations at the Idaho National Laboratory.  Mr. Furstenau has also served previously on active duty as an officer in the Army Finance Corps and in the Army Reserve.

Mr. Furstenau has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and a Master of Science in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Idaho State University.

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