Jose Reyes believes in nuclear power. As the co-founder of NuScale Power, Reyes co-designed the NuScale passively-cooled small nuclear reactor. The reactor, steam generator, pressurizer, and containment are integrated into a single module, which can be combined with other modules to scale up any plant. In this position, he draws upon his experience as an internationally recognized expert on passive safety system design, testing and operations for nuclear power plants. Prior to his current role, Reyes was a professor and department head at Oregon State University and before that worked for nearly 10 years as a thermal hydraulics research engineer in the Reactor Safety Division of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Reyes holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland and a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida. He has earned the 2013 Nuclear Energy Advocate Award and the 2014 American Nuclear Society Thermal Hydraulic Division Technical Achievement Award.