OUR TEAM

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ANDY PHELPS

Chief Executive Officer

Andy has more than forty years' diverse leadership experience at Bechtel in the engineering and construction industry focused on large international multi-billion-dollar capital projects in the nuclear, mining, and environmental business sectors. This experience includes a one-year White House fellowship in Senior Executive Service with US Department of Defense and two years leading UK nuclear industry restructuring from within the British Government. Andy holds an engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and has completed management studies at the University of Tennessee and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Andy was also an associate director at LANL.

Patrick McClure

Chief Operations Officer

Patrick was the project lead for the Kilopower project at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He helped define the groundbreaking approach to reactor development for Kilopower and he was the regulatory lead for the project. Patrick is also a former line manager for the Nuclear System Design and Analysis Group. He has been at LANL for 25 years performing nuclear design for very small reactor systems and safety analysis for a variety of reactor concepts with an emphasis on severe nuclear accidents like Three Mile Island and Fukushima. He has a B.S. from the University of Oklahoma and a M.S. from the University of New Mexico.

David Poston, PHD

Chief Technology Officer
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Dr. Poston is the Chief Reactor Designer for the NASA's Kilopower Project, including the successful DUFF and KRUSTY reactor tests. Dave's 30 years of reactor experience has primarily been focused on near-term concepts for space exploration (including designs for science and human missions to the Moon, Mars, and outer planets). In addition, he has developed several Nuclear Thermal Rocket (NTR) design concepts for NASA, and numerous special purpose reactor concepts for commercial and defense applications, ranging from 1 kW to 10MW. Prior to his experience at Los Alamos, Dave worked at GE Nuclear Energy for 4 years on advanced reactor design: SBWR, PRISM, and SP-100. Dr. Poston received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, an MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering (thesis in Nuclear Thermal Propulsion) from the University of Michigan.