Tom serves as the Director for the Office of Planning and Special Studies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is a former consulting professor at CISAC. During his sabbatical leave, he was in residence at CISAC and focused his research on several interconnected sets of challenges to the effective management of the worldwide expansion of nuclear energy. He will also play an important role in a collaborative project with CISAC and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' Global Nuclear Future Initiative.
Tom's career spans more than two decades with the Department of Energy, including managing policies and programs on the advancement of nuclear power and issues associated with security, waste management and public trust. He has degrees in Engineering, Applied Physics, and Chemical Engineering from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania.