Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE/MP Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


Management of the Nuclear Enterprise


Dr. Kyle Turner


McCallum-Turner, Inc.


Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:00:00 PM


Boggs Building, Room 3-47


Dr. Farzad Rahnema


The NRE Program has developed a new graduate concentration entitled “Nuclear Enterprise Management (NEM).” This seminar will briefly introduce this new concentration and then focus on discussing a new NRE course “Management of the Nuclear Enterprise” that has been developed as a part of the concentration. This flagship NEM course will help students identify and understand the unique challenges of and techniques for managing highly technical, potentially hazardous operations, i.e., those in the Nuclear Enterprise. The overall course objective is to prepare students for the responsibilities they will have as practitioners, as well as providing the skills needed as their careers advance to increasing levels of responsibility.

The seminar will provide a brief discussion of the value of the course and the concentration to both students and industry, as well as providing an overview of course content, listing and a brief summary of topics to be covered. Also provided will be a description of the approach to course delivery, including the objective of maintaining relevance to current industry needs and challenges. Feedback is highly encouraged.


Kyle Turner’s more than 30 years of experience has been focused on the effective management for deployment and operation of nuclear technologies. His professional practice has been devoted to design and implementation of systems, processes, and techniques necessary to address the unique challenges of managing activities in the nuclear enterprise. Dr. Turner’s assignments have included design, implementation, assessment, and performance improvement for management processes such as safety management, conduct of operations, work planning and control, assurance systems (feedback and improvement), corrective action management, quality assurance, and public information. Clients have included resource development and processing companies, nuclear utilities, reactor vendors, US national laboratories, venture capital companies, and private and academic testing and research organizations. Dr. Turner has more than 20 publications on nuclear power plant licensing and nuclear waste management, and he has served on the Woodruff School and Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Advisory Board since 2003. He was inducted into the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni in 1996 and the College’s Engineering Hall of Fame in 2013. He received the American Nuclear Society Leadership Award (1996), and served on the Society’s Board of Directors 1999 – 2003, was Treasurer (2001 – 2003), and Chair, Power Division 2000 – 2001.