NWTRB Board Member
|Rodney C. Ewing, Ph.D.
Dr. Rodney C. Ewing was appointed to the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board by President Barack Obama on July 28, 2011, and was appointed to Chairman of the Board by the President on September 25, 2012.
Dr. Ewing is the Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan. He has faculty appointments in the departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences and Materials Science & Engineering. He is an Emeritus Regents' Professor at the University of New Mexico, where he was a member of the faculty from 1974 to 1997.
Dr. Ewing is a fellow of the Geological Society of America, the Mineralogical Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, the Geochemical Society, the American Ceramic Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Materials Research Society. He has been a guest scientist at numerous institutions, including the Centre D'Études Nucléaires de Fontenay-Aux-Roses, Commissariat A L'Énergie Atomique, Hahn-Meitner Institut in Berlin, the University of Tokyo, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.
Among Dr. Ewing's numerous awards and honors are Royal Society of Canada, Foreign Fellow; Honorary Doctor of Universite Pierre et Marie Curie; Dana Medal of the Mineralogical Society of America; Lomonosov Great Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences; and Association of Earth Science Editors Award for Outstanding Editorial or Publishing Contributions.
Dr. Ewing has written extensively on issues related to nuclear waste management and is co-editor of Radioactive Waste Forms for the Future (1988) and Uncertainty Underground - Yucca Mountain and the Nation's High-Level Nuclear Waste (2006). He has published over 600 scientific papers in journals and proceedings volumes.
Dr. Ewing received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1974 and an M. S. from Stanford in 1972. He received a B. S. in geology from Texas Christian University.
Dr. Ewing lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.