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NWTRB Board Member

Picture of Nozick Linda K. Nozick, Ph.D.

Dr. Linda Nozick was appointed to the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board by President Barack Obama on July 28, 2011. Dr. Nozick was reappointed to the Board by the President on July 1, 2014.

Dr. Nozick is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University. She also is Director of the College Program in Systems Engineering, a program that she co-founded. She has been on the Cornell faculty since 1992 and has been a Full Professor since 2003. From 1998 to 1999, Dr. Nozick was Visiting Associate Professor in the Operations Research Department at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. In 1998, she was Visiting Professor in the Operations Research Department at General Motors Research & Development in Warren, Michigan. She has played a leading role in developing optimization models for planning and policy to support the National Security Enterprise and Homeland Security.

Dr. Nozick has served on two National Academy committees to advise the U.S. Department of Energy on renewal of their infrastructure. She has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, many focused on transportation, moving hazardous materials, and modeling critical infrastructure systems. She has been an associate editor for Naval Research Logistics and a member of the editorial board of Transportation Research Part A.

She has received numerous awards, including a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Bill Clinton for "the development of innovative solutions to problems associated with the transportation of hazardous waste." Dr. Nozick also received several recognition awards from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Nuclear Security Administration for the development of modeling tools for nuclear stockpile analysis, transportation of hazardous/sensitive materials, enterprise planning, and budget analysis.

Dr. Nozick received a Ph.D and an M. S. E. in systems engineering from The University of Pennsylvania and a B. S. in systems analysis and engineering from The George Washington University.

Dr. Nozick lives in Ithaca, New York.