Robert Austin is a Senior Program Manager for the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Plant Modernization & Data Driven Decision Making (3DM) Initiatives. Previously, he managed EPRI’s Instrumentation & Control research program as well as the Nuclear sector’s Software Development Group. He has over 20 years of technical experience, primarily in the nuclear industry. Mr. Austin joined EPRI in 2008.
Mr. Austin joined EPRI from AREVA NP Inc., where he managed a variety of engineering modification and equipment supply projects for the U.S. commercial nuclear power fleet. During his tenure with AREVA, Mr. Austin also worked for the company’s Paris office as a deputy proposal manager for new nuclear power plants in China.
Prior to AREVA, Mr. Austin acted as a lead mechanical engineer and engineering manager at Duke Engineering & Services. Mr. Austin has also worked in consulting engineering at large process chemical plants, as well as working as an engineer in the Acoustic Department at the Electric Boat Corporation in New London, CT.
Mr. Austin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Florida Atlantic University where he was valedictorian of his graduating class. He also attended First Year Law at Georgetown University, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history (Cum Laude) from Davidson College. Mr. Austin is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Information Systems Security Profession (CISSP), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Mr. Austin is also a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa and an Eagle Scout. He has traveled extensively around the world and is proficient in multiple languages.