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Dr. David McNelis has over 50 years of environmental sciences and engineering R&D and operational experience in federal government, university, and industry settings. He served in research and R&D management positions with the U. S. Army, the U. S. Public Health Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency; with the Department of Energy’s prime contractor for the Nevada Test Site; with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and now serves as Director, Center for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economic Development in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment and as President of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technologies, LLC. He also has an Adjunct Professor appointment in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University. Currently he specializes in renewable energy technology and the environment and in conventional, alternative and nuclear energy systems and technologies, the nuclear fuel cycle (including partitioning, transmutation, repository capacity, and nuclear non proliferation).