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    Glenn White, P.E.

    Chief Engineer & Materials Expert

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    • Materials aging and performance of nuclear power components, vessels, and structures
    • Stress analysis and fracture mechanics
    • Stress corrosion cracking and fatigue
    • Statistical prediction of material degradation
    • Probabilistic fracture mechanics
    • Nuclear steam generator thermal performance

    Currently DEI’s Chief Engineer, Mr. White is an industry expert in materials aging and performance in nuclear power systems and nuclear waste containment installations. Mr. White has led numerous high profile nuclear safety and economic risk assessments involving the prediction of material degradation through the application of analytical tools such as probabilistic Monte Carlo simulation, net present value analysis, Weibull statistical modeling, and stress and fracture analyses.

    Mr. White was the principal author of EPRI’s safety assessment report for primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of U.S. PWR Alloy 600 reactor vessel closure head penetrations. In 2007, he was the principal investigator for EPRI’s crack growth and leak-before-break evaluation of PWSCC of PWR pressurizer nozzle dissimilar metal welds in response to indications of circumferentially oriented PWSCC at one plant. Mr. White led DEI’s efforts to develop an understanding of the fundamental processes that may lead to rapid corrosion in boric acid environments. Mr. White is the author of “PWR Reactor Vessel Alloy 600 Issues,” Chapter 21 in Continuing & Changing Priorities of ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes and Standards (edited by K. R. Rao, ASME, 2014). More recently, Mr. White served as the technical lead for the Crack Growth Subgroup of the xLPR Project for evaluating the risk of cracking degradation of PWR primary system piping, and Mr. White was the technical lead for EPRI supporting regulatory acceptance of peening surface stress improvement to mitigate PWSCC.

    In addition to his work with EPRI, Mr. White provides direct consulting to US and non-US nuclear utilities and commercial and Government contractors on complex material issues in a wide range of capacities, including: prediction of in-service material performance, root cause failure analysis, and repair and stress mitigation techniques.

    Mr. White joined DEI in 1993 after earning his M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining DEI, Mr. White worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and IBM Corporation. He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


    • University of Maryland, College Park

      M.S., Mechanical Engineering

    • University of Maryland, College Park

      B.S., Mechanical Engineering


    • EPRI Technical Consultant
    • Material Reliability Program
    • BWR Vessel and Internals Program
    • ASME Task Group Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Canisters (Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XI)
    • Licensed Professional Engineer (VA)