July EcoHour: Understanding and Reducing Earthquake Risk in the Nuclear Field
Earthquake risk to nuclear plants has been in the news lately. Are you wondering how experts at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission work to understand and reduce risk to people and the environment? Come learn about the science from an expert in the field, Dr. Annie Kammerer, Senior Seismologist and Earthquake Engineer at the U.S. Regulatory Commission.
Tuesday, July 19; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
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Dr. Annie Kammerer is a senior seismologist and earthquake engineer in the Office of Research of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where she coordinates the NRC’s Seismic Research Program. She also undertakes her own in-house research on seismic hazard and risk and is responsible for the update of earthquake-related guidance, including Regulatory Guide 1.208, which describes the seismic hazard requirements for new nuclear plants in the US.
Prior to joining the U.S. NRC in 2006, she was a consultant in the Risk and Advanced Technology groups in the international design firm, Arup. As seismic hazard lead for the Americas, her consulting work encompassed a wide variety of areas including geotechnical earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, seismology and risk assessment. Her work focused principally in the energy, industrial and transportation sectors and included dozens of projects around the world.
Annie holds three degrees from the UC Berkeley, including a BS in Civil Engineering, an MS in Geotechnical Engineering, and a PhD in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, with minors in Seismology and Structural Engineering. Dr. Kammerer has authored dozens of technical and research publications over her career.