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Robert Kelley

Distinguished Associate Fellow

Robert Kelley

Robert Kelley

Robert Kelley is a veteran of over 35 years in the US Department of Energy nuclear weapons complex, most recently at Los Alamos. He worked in research and engineering before turning to information analysis in the 1980s. He managed the centrifuge and plutonium metallurgy programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and later was Director of the Department of Energy Remote Sensing Laboratory, the premier US nuclear emergency response organization. He was also seconded by the USDOE to the IAEA where he served twice as a Director of the nuclear inspections in Iraq in 1992 and again in 2001. Kelley is currently based in Vienna. He has carried out professional travel to more than 20 countries.

Subject expertise

Nuclear energy and fuel cycle, plutonium metallurgy, gas centrifuge design and operation, nuclear weapons design, nuclear emergency response and overhead imagery analysis

Regional expertise

Middle East, South Asia, Africa

Phone number
+43 22 43 21 187

BS, Physics, Harvey Mudd College; MS Nuclear Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia.

United States
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Nuclear Engineering, State of California
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, State of California
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