Dr. Eric Loewen
Chief Consulting Engineer
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Dr. Eric Loewen is the Chief Consulting Engineer for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), headquartered in Wilmington, NC. His current work involves leading GEH’s efforts to deploy the sodium cooled reactor PRISM and the safest water cooled rector the ESBWR.
His technical career started at Western State College in Gunnison, CO, with a Bachelor's degree in Math and Chemistry followed by six years of service in the Nuclear Navy. Dr. Loewen left the Navy to pursue higher degrees (MS & Ph.D.) in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. He joined the Idaho National Laboratory to work on development of a lead-bismuth cooled reactor and using thorium-uranium fuel in LWRs as part of the international Generation IV program. In 2005, Dr. Loewen was selected as the American Nuclear Society's Congressional Fellow and also elected as ANS President in 2011-12.