Robert Berryman, P.E., CFPS, CFEI, Engineering and Laboratory Director
Robert M. Berryman, P.E., CFEI, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Graduate Certificate in Electrical Power Systems from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Mr. Berryman is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensed in New York State. He is also designated a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) by the National Association of Fire Investigators.
As an integral part of the management team, he is responsible for the management of the engineering staff and consultants as well as the operations of the Laboratory. He oversees the technical report writing process and ensures that all of the activities in the Laboratory are American National Standards Institute National Accrediting Board (ANAB) compliant.
Mr. Berryman has over twenty years of hands-on engineering experience including electrical, mechanical, operations, nuclear, marine, safety, and fire protection. He served for five years on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a submarine officer aboard a nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine and qualified submarine officer and nuclear engineer officer.
He has extensive experience with commercial nuclear power plants including eight years as an inspector with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and over two years as a nuclear safety consultant. His areas of expertise include maintenance and operation of electrical systems, mechanical-electrical system interactions, and system operations. He also has experience as an aircraft systems instructor at an airline and as a systems engineer at a marine control systems company.
Mr. Berryman has also achieved the rank of Commander (O-5) in the U.S. Navy Reserve and retired upon the completion of twenty years of total service. He commanded three different units including one deployed to the Middle East.