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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 designated by the President to serve as Chairman of the Board on September 25, 2012. Dr. Ewing was reappointed as Chairman and member of the Board by the President on July 1, 2014.

Dr. Ewing is the Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security in the Center for International Security and Cooperation and a Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. He is also the Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan and Regents' Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico.

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 et aux Énergies Alternatives, Paris, France;, Hahn-Meitner Institut in Berlin, Germany; and the University of Tokyo in Japan.

Among Dr. Ewing's numerous awards and honors are Royal Society of Canada, Foreign Fellow; Honorary Doctor of Université 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 Menlo Park, California.