Renowned nuclear engineer, Dr. Michael Goff has served three terms at the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and is a longtime member of the American Nuclear Society. He has been named as the principal assistant secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy and will be assisting the DOE assistant secretary for nuclear energy, Kathryn Huff.
Dr. Goff had previously served as the assistant director for nuclear energy and as a senior policy advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He spent more than 30 years at the Idaho National Laboratory and the Argonne National Laboratory in a number of management and research positions. His research interests have focused on the nuclear fuel cycle, including separations technology, high-level waste development, and safeguards. He has had more than 70 papers published on these and other research topics.
In January 2022, Dr. Goff, and his colleagues on the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program team at INL were recognized for their selection of 10 advanced reactor projects at the DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards. In April 2022, Dr. Goff spoke about the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program as part of his presentation on the importance of public-private partnerships in the nuclear energy industry.