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Simpson Announces New Congressional Fellow

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Washington, January 12, 2012 | comments

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson announces the addition of a congressional fellow with his Washington, D.C., staff.

Chad Boyer is a nuclear engineer with diverse experience in the electric power industry and is currently serving as a congressional fellow in Simpson’s office. Boyer was the Lead Mechanical Engineer at the Shaw Power Group for the new nuclear power plants located in Jenkinsville, SC.  There Boyer led the design effort for the site specific mechanical systems needed to support the operation of two Generation III+ nuclear power plants. Besides having a strong background in nuclear power, Boyer also worked on energy efficiency projects such as industrial facility energy analysis, commercial buildings energy analysis, plug-in hybrid cars and plug-in hybrid school buses. He has a two bachelor degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Physics and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering with a thesis on the modeling of non-ideal plasmas in electromagnetic launchers.  Boyer is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina and South Carolina.

 “Chad’s experience in the nuclear industry is extremely impressive, and I’m looking forward to working with him in the upcoming year to advance the interests of nuclear power and the Idaho National Laboratory,” said Simpson. “I'm not only impressed with Chad's skills and education, but I am grateful that he is willing to spend a year in Washington sharing his expertise and helping advance a prudent national energy strategy that includes a strong nuclear component. I am also thrilled that he'll be focusing directly on both the cleanup and research missions in Eastern Idaho and working to promote the outstanding work being done at the Site."

 As Simpson’s nuclear energy fellow, Boyer will be handling all nuclear energy research and cleanup issues and working directly with the Idaho National Laboratory, the Idaho Cleanup Project and the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project on issues of concern before the United States Congress. Boyer is the designated Congressional Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and will be working in Simpson's office throughout calendar year 2012.


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