William Rhodes is a staff member at DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) supporting global security issues. His office’s mission is to strengthen the U.S. government’s capacity to detect and prevent weapons of mass destruction-related commodity and technology transfers to foreign programs of concern. Bill also has served as the Federal Program Manager within the Defense Program’s Office of Research and Development for primary assessment technologies.
Before joining NNSA, Dr. Rhodes was a research scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory where he was the principal investigator on a DOE-sponsored fuel cell research program. While there he also supported R&D activities involving solvent extraction, PUREX flowsheet development, and computer simulation of nuclear fuel dissolution processes. Before arriving at Savannah, Bill served as a nuclear analyst supporting the U.S. Navy nuclear propulsion program. Bill received his chemical engineering degrees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Pittsburgh and his M.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Idaho State University. He is a registered professional engineer in South Carolina.