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Daniel Metlay

Research Interests

Management and storage of high-level radioactive waste

Bio

Dr. Daniel Metlay is now an independent researcher who is working on a book dealing with the institutional and technical challenges of developing a deep-mined, geologic repository for high-activity radioactive waste in the United States and abroad.  In addition to his Stanford affiliation, Dr. Metlay is a Senior Fellow at B. John Garrick Institute for Risk Sciences located at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Visiting Senior Scholar at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

 

Dr. Metlay recently retired after 24-years of service on the senior professional staff of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.  Prior to joining the NWTRB, Dr. Metlay taught organizational theory and public policy in the political science departments of Indiana University, Bloomington, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He also worked as a Research Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, investigating operational and organizational issues at nuclear power plants.  In addition, Dr. Metlay served as a Task Force Director on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and has testified before Congress and state legislatures.  He holds Bachelor of Science degrees from Caltech in molecular biology and medieval history and his Master's and Doctoral degrees in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.