Heather Feldman is the Director of Innovation in the Nuclear Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). She is passionate about being a part of shaping a clean energy future. Feldman leads a team that conducts applied R&D to overcome barriers for modernizing and maximizing the utilization of the existing nuclear fleet and for deploying advanced reactors. She is leading EPRI’s initiative on Artificial Intelligence.
Prior to her current role, Feldman was the Director of Plant Support and led an expert team that developed new or enhanced technologies and processes for inspection and repair, aging management, and flexible operations of nuclear power plants. She previously led and managed the Engineering Programs area and worked in the Steam Generator Management Program and the Office of Innovation.
Before joining EPRI, Feldman worked for United Space Alliance, where she coordinated systems engineering and integration work in the thermal area of the Space Shuttle Program. Her work contributed to the successful Return-to-Flight mission after the Columbia accident.
Feldman holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and a Doctorate in mechanical engineering from Clemson University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University.