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Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Nomination of Kent F. Hansen To Be a Member

June 23, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Kent F. Hansen, of Bedford, Mass., to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Hansen is professor of nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He was born August 10, 1931, in Chicago, Ill. He received an S.B. (1953) and an Sc. D. (1959) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

From 1953 to 1956, Hansen was a research assistant at MIT's High Voltage Laboratory. He was on the staff of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico in the summers of 1956 and 1957 and was a research assistant at the Computation Center at MIT during 1956-57 and 1957-58.

Hansen was senior engineer at Sylvania Electric Products in Waltham, Mass., in 1958 and 1959. In 1959 and 1960, he was a research associate in the MIT Computation Center, and he has been on the faculty in nuclear engineering at MIT since then, as assistant professor from 1960 to 1965, associate professor from 1965 to 1969, and professor since 1969.

Hansen is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and was a Ford Postdoctoral Fellow in engineering in 1960-61. He has served as a consultant to numerous government and private organizations.

Jimmy Carter, Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Nomination of Kent F. Hansen To Be a Member Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243961

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