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Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Is Pleased to Present:
Dr. Vahid Majidi
Director, Savannah River National Laboratory
Topic: Introducing Dr. Majidi and Spotlight on Young Professionals
Thursday, May 3, 2018
117 Newberry St, Aiken SC
Sponsored by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and Savannah River National Laboratory
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) announced the appointment of
Dr. Vahid Majidi as SRNS Executive Vice President and the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Director, effective March 15, 2018.
Dr. Majidi is a decorated former member of the senior executive service and senior intelligence service with direct reporting responsibilities to the Secretary of Defense, Director of National Intelligence, and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He most recently served as a Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., providing solutions in highly complex scientific, engineering, technical, and research and development environments, including spacecraft engineering, climate prediction/global climate modeling and analysis, cybersecurity, computing, modeling and simulation, and advanced software and artificial intelligence applications.
Dr. Majidi served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters from December 2013 through April 2017, where he was responsible for all aspects of nuclear weapon surety and the management, integration, and coordination of activities relating to the acquisition and modernization of the nuclear weapons stockpile.
Vahid received his bachelors degree in chemistry from Eastern Michigan University and his doctorate from Wayne State University. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Majidi succeeds Dr.Terry Michalske. During Dr, Michalske's seven-year tenure at SRS, the traditional roles of SRNL have vastly expanded across the DOE complex. Advances in tritium processing and storage and the broader leadership role in the effectiveness of the tritium supply chain uniquely position SRNL as a world leader and set it apart in demonstrating the laboratory's value to our country.
SRNL Young Professionals will also be featured. Brief research reports will be provided by George Larsen (National Security), Brenda Garcia-Diaz (Science and Technology), and Aaron Washington (Environmental Stewardship).