Mr. Robert (Bob) Kalantari has been involved with the nuclear industry since 1979. Bob developed his passion for the nuclear industry while working as an engineering student for Boston Edison, a local electric utility that owned and operated the Pilgrim Nuclear station. He continued his career in nuclear power after graduating from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering working for Bechtel.
He joined EPM in 1984 as senior staff engineer and worked his way up to become the company president and CEO since 2013.
Bob’s technical experience spans all aspects of nuclear power plant engineering, including design, operation, construction, licensing, and specialty programs such as, fire safety, probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), accident analysis, Seismic assessment, classification and categorization of systems and components and many other programs.
Bob has assisted many U.S. utilities addressing nuclear safety issues and have provided my expertise to Canadian, Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian, Japanese, and South Korean utilities and regulators in the implementation of many safety programs. Bob has also participated in missions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for safety inspections of nuclear power plants. Appointed by the secretary of commerce, Bob served on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC), from 2017 to 2021.
Bob has been serving on the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) Chemical/Nuclear Engineering Department advisory board since 2015.