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NERS alumnus leads Westinghouse fuel engineering

Jeff Bradfute (NERS MSE '92) is the new vice president of Global Nuclear Fuel Engineering at Westinghouse.| Short Read

Jeff Bradfute (NERS MSE ’92) is the new vice president of Global Nuclear Fuel Engineering at Westinghouse. Bradfute will oversee fuel hardware design, development and testing of fuel for pressurized (PWR) and boiling water reactors (BWR), and technology development functions supporting nuclear physics, thermal hydraulic and fuel performance methods for PWR and BWR fuel and reload core designs. He brings 23 years of strong management, commercial, engineering and utility experience to this new position, and most recently served as director, Product Engineering, for Nuclear Fuel. In his product engineering role, Bradfute strengthened the reliability of Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel products.

Nuclear Fuel Senior Vice President José Emeterio Gutiérrez said, “Jeff’s technical background and industry experience will be instrumental in helping us to achieve an even greater level of nuclear fuel performance in the future.” Read more from Westinghouse.

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