William J. Madia


William J. Madia is currently Chairman of the Board of Overseers and Vice President for the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University. Dr. Madia retired from Battelle Memorial Institute in 2007 after a 33-year career. His last position at Battelle was Executive Vice President for Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to that, he was responsible for Battelle’s $4 Billion, 15,000 person Laboratory Operations business.

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The Case For Government Investment In Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

by William J. Madia via Hoover Daily Report
Friday, October 2, 2015

The justification for US government investment in nuclear small modular reactor (SMR) technology is derived from the environmental, security, and economic policy goals associated with the successful deployment of this disruptive innovation in clean energy. To achieve these goals, the government must develop and execute a set of partnering strategies tailored to the specific conditions and risks faced by each of the key stakeholders: vendors, utilities, and end-use energy customers.

Analysis and Commentary

Small Modular Reactors: A Call For Action

by William J. Madia , Regis Matzie , Gary Vinevia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 6, 2015

The US Small Modular Reactor (SMR) effort is at a critical juncture. SMRs offer a new approach to a familiar energy technology, one with significant environmental, energy security, and international strategic advantages. Despite industry support and a successful start to government licensing programs, a number of interrelated economic challenges remain.