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Dr. Robert Holloway formed Nevada Technical Associates, Inc. in 1994 and the company has been providing educational short courses since that time. Prior to that, he was employed by the Environmental Protection Agency in Las Vegas, Nevada as a laboratory supervisor in radiochemistry, in work related to radiation monitoring near the Nevada Test Site. He has more than 25 years experience in radiochemistry and environmental monitoring. He has published 13 scientific papers on radioactivity and has given numerous oral presentations.

Mr. Ted Allen is a Certified Health Physicist with more than 30 years experience in the nuclear industry. He started his career in the nuclear Navy and has been employed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Co.

Dr. Hermon Rao is President of Nuclear Technology Services, Inc., a full service calibration and radiological laboratory in Roswell, Georgia. He has over 25 years experience in the nuclear industry, mostly in the nuclear power industry.

Mr. Phillip D. Outlaw is a health physicist and radiation safety officer for the University of Nevda, Las Vegas. He has previously worked for Bechtel and Lockheed. He has over 20 years experience in radiation safety and has an M.S. and B.S. in nuclear physics and physics from Georgia State University.

Mr. Thomas O'Dou is a Certified Health Physicist with 20 years experience in the field. He has specialized in decontamination and decommissioning with more than 10 years experience in decommissioning. His background includes working at a nuclear power plant and as a consultant.

Frederick J. Schultz is currently the waste characterization manager for NorthWest Nuclear, LLC. Prior to that, he was the group leader of the Applied Radiation Measurements Group of the Waste Management Operations Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has developed and applied both neutron- and gamma-ray-based nondestructive assay systems for the characterization of radioactive waste. He has a patent pending on an active/passive neutron assay system, the APNea. He was the ORNL TRU Waste Program Manager and was also responsible for the training and safety of nuclear facility operators. He has been a facility manager of a category 3 nuclear facility. He is still actively involved in research and development activities and holds a patent for a non-intrusive explosives detection system. His current research activities include the development of TRU and incinerator waste assay systems and landmine detection systems. He is also a staff member of the Center for International Threat Reduction at ORNL and is responsible for providing NDA equipment and expertise to selected Russian institutes, as well as participating on various project teams associated with the DOE Nuclear Material Protection, Control, and Accounting Program. He is an adjunct research faculty at Western Kentucky University where he is conducting research in the detection of landmines. He received a patent on his work in the detection of hidden explosives. He received an M.S. in Nuclear Chemistry from Purdue University in 1978.

Jeffrey A. Chapman, CHP, PE, joined Canberra Industries as a senior scientist in the nuclear products group in October of 1998. Currently he is the project manager for NDA/NDE Oak Ridge Operations, under contract to the Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC, which provides radiation measurement services of radioactive waste and SNM to the East Tennessee Technology Park, Y-12 plant, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For the past 8 years, he was a technical staff member in the Applied Radiation Measurements Group within the Waste Management Operations Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was involved in the development, implementation, and integration of radiation measurement systems for the management of transuranic waste, solid-low level waste, mixed waste, hazardous waste determined to be DOE-No Rad Added, incidentally contaminated wastes for industrial landfill disposition, green is clean waste programs, and facilities released for unrestricted use. He also assisted with the ORNL performance assessment for solid low level waste, the removal of 233U from the Molten Salt Reactor, the High Flux Isotope Reactor spent-fuel rerack, and the nondestructive assay facilities at the Oak Ridge Y12 and gaseous diffusion plants. Prior to joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1989 he worked on the International Chernobyl Project in Budapest Hungary; for Rockwell International in their hot cell facility and spent nuclear fuel storage facility in California; and as a spent-fuel management and licensing consultant to the commercial nuclear power industry. He is a registered professional engineer (nuclear) and certified health physicist. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1983 with an M.S. in nuclear engineering and has been ?nearing? completion of his doctoral dissertation at the University of Tennessee. He currently co-instructs the graduate-level radioactive waste management course at UT, the biennial Waste Characterization course at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and short courses on preparing for the NRRPT and CHP exams.

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