Indian-American Rita Baranwal nominated to head US' nuclear energy unit I Mankind News

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If the Senate approves Trump's choice, Baranwal will hold the post of an assistant secretary of energy and will be responsible for nuclear technology research Brief : Baranwal will be responsible for the development of nuclear infrastructure She is an alumnus of MIT and University of Michigan The Senate has to take a final call on her nomination At present, Rita Baranwal is the Director of Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)

If things go the way US President Donald Trump has planned, an Indian-American woman will soon head the nuclear energy division at the US Department of energy.

Trump has nominated Rita Baranwal's name for the post. A final decision on this will be taken by the Senate. At present, Baranwal is the Director of Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative.

If approved, Baranwal will hold the post of an assistant secretary of energy. She will be responsible for nuclear technology research.

In a statement, the White House said Baranwal will also be responsible for the development and management of the department's nuclear technology infrastructure.

Baranwal holds a bachelors degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD from the University of Michigan.

Prior to her tenure at GAIN, she served as Director of Technology Development and Application at Westinghouse and was a manager in Materials Technology at Bechtel Bettis, where she led research and development in nuclear fuel materials for US naval reactors.

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