Regis A. Matzie of Westinghouse to Discuss Nuclear Power at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, May 25th

Rocky Hill, CT – Dr. Regis A. Matzie, an executive consultant with Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, will deliver this year’s keynote address at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT. Matzie has been a CASE member since 2006. He will discuss advances in nuclear power technology, nuclear power today in the United States and the world and the implications of recent events in Japan at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Matzie served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Westinghouse from 2001 to 2009. In that role he was responsible for all Westinghouse research and development undertakings and advanced nuclear plant development. He became a senior vice president in 2000, when Westinghouse Electric Company purchased the nuclear businesses of Asea Brown Bavari (ABB) where Matzie was vice president of nuclear systems for ABB Combustion Engineering (ABB CE) Nuclear Power in Windsor, CT.

During his 25 years with ABB CE, Matzie held various technical and management positions. His career has been devoted primarily to the development of advanced nuclear systems and advanced fuel cycles, and he is the author of more than 120 technical papers and reports on these subjects.

Matzie holds a bachelor’s in physics from the U.S. Naval Academy. He served in the U.S. nuclear submarine program for five years before earning his doctorate in nuclear engineering from Stanford University. He completed 30 years of active and reserve service in the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of captain in 1995.

In May 2001, Matzie was elected to the Board of Pebble Bed Modular Reactor PBMR (Pty) Ltd and since then he has served as the Chairman of the Board’s Technology Committee. Previously a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Industry Advisory Board, Matzie has served on the ASME Innovative Technologies Institute Management Committee since 2004. Matzie is also a Board member of the American Nuclear Society and a Board member of Avure Technologies, a small manufacturing company for high temperature and pressure equipment.

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The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering was chartered by the General Assembly in 1976 to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut, and to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well being. For more information about the Academy, please see www.ctcase.org.

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