Michaele Brady Raap of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland has been picked to head the American Nuclear Society.
At the organization's June meeting in Atlanta, Ga., she will become vice president and president-elect of the professional organization of 11,000 engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology.
Raap is a chief engineer with the Nuclear Systems Design, Engineering and Analysis Group within the National Security Directorate at PNNL. She has 25 years of experience in nuclear and criticality safety for spent fuel systems.
She is a member of the Department of Energy Nuclear Criticality Safety Support Group, providing technical support to DOE on stockpile stewardship, materials stabilization, transportation, storage, decommissioning and waste disposal.