President of the American Nuclear Society visits SC State

Monday, April 27, 2009

Dr. BurchellDr. William E. Burchill, president of the American Nuclear Society will be visiting SC State today (April 27, 2009). He is also adjunct professor and retired head of the Nuclear Engineering Department at Texas A&M University.

His career highlights are: four years with Texas A&M University as department head of Nuclear Engineering and HTRI professor; and five years with Commonwealth Edison/Exelon as director of Risk Management

Dr. Burchill was responsible for risk management at 17 Nuclear Power Plants at 10 sites; three years with Pennsylvania Power & Light as Manager of Assessment Services; 25 years with Combustion Engineering where he managed the company’s response to the Three Mile Island accident. While at Combustion Engineering, Dr. Burchill formed and managed the C-E Owners Group, and served in his most recent position as director of Operations and Field Engineering Services. His career professional focus has been nuclear safety.

He earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering (Nuclear Option) from the Missouri School of Mines & Metallurgy, an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and an M.S. in Management from the Hartford Graduate Center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Burchill currently resides in Hendersonville, North Carolina with his wife Sue. They have two daughters—Cheryl, and Michelle and one granddaughter—Aster.