NWTRB Board Member
|William Howard Arnold, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. William Howard Arnold was appointed to the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board on September 10, 2004, by President George W. Bush.
Dr. Arnold is a private consultant. He was president of Louisiana Energy Services until his retirement in 1996. Louisiana Energy Services was a partnership of Urenco, Duke Power, Fluor Daniel, Northern States Power, and Louisiana Power and Light, formed to build the first privately owned uranium-enrichment facility in the United States. Dr. Arnold had retired from Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1989 after 33 years in a variety of positions.
From 1955 to 1961, Dr. Arnold was senior engineer and section manager for Westinghouse Commercial Atomic Power. He was responsible for reactor physics design of the first series of Westinghouse commercial reactors. He spent one year with NUS Corporation as a nuclear fuel management consultant. From 1961 to 1968, he was deputy engineering manager, operations manager, and program manager for the NERVA nuclear rocket project for Westinghouse Astronuclear Laboratory. In 1968-1970, Dr. Arnold was manager of the underseas weapons department for the Westinghouse Defense Center in Baltimore, Maryland, responsible for the Mk 48 torpedo. From 1972 to 1989, he held various positions with Westinghouse in the nuclear area, including engineering manager of the pressurized-water reactor systems division, general manager and president of the Nuclear International Division, and General Manager of the Advanced Energy Systems Division. He also served as vice-president of Westinghouse Hanford Company.
Dr. Arnold was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1974 and is a Fellow and past member of the Board of Directors of the American Nuclear Society. He has participated in several National Academy of Sciences studies, including chairing the 2003 study, titled "Improving the Scientific Basis for Managing DOE's Excess Nuclear Materials and Spent Nuclear Fuel."
Dr. Arnold received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and physics from Cornell University in 1951. In 1955, he was awarded a Ph.D. in experimental physics by Princeton University. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Arnold lives in Macatawa, Michigan, and Coronado, California.