Jake Zimmerman

Jacob (Jake) I. Zimmerman serves as Chief of the Fuel Facility Licensing Branch, Division of Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.  He leads a knowledgeable and experienced staff in the management of the fuel facility licensing program, including development and implementation of policies and programs for NRC regulation of activities involving uranium oxide fuel fabrication, uranium enrichment, medical isotope production, conversion, deconversion, and other special nuclear material (SNM) facilities.

Since joining the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 1991, Mr. Zimmerman has held several positions of increasing responsibility including service as technical assistant for reactors on the staff of then-Commissioner Jeffrey Merrifield and Deputy Chief of Staff for Chairman Allison Macfarlane.  He has also served in several leadership positions within the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.  Most notably, as Chief of License Renewal Branch C, responsible for oversight of aging management program audits and reviews; License Renewal Branch B, responsible for license renewal application review project management; Regulatory Analysis, Policy and Rulemaking Branch, responsible for policy and rulemaking activities; International Activities Branch, responsible for NRR’s international nuclear safety and safeguards activities; Plant Licensing Branch III-2, responsible for licensing and technical reviews for 13 operating nuclear power reactors, and Chief of the Electrical Engineering Branch, NRC’s Electrical Engineering Center of Expertise for onsite and offsite electrical power systems for nuclear reactors.

Mr. Zimmerman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University.  He received the NRC Meritorious Service Award in 2009.

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