Neil Wilmshurst is Vice President of the Nuclear Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He has overall management and technical responsibility for the more than $130 million in annual research activities conducted by EPRI with its global nuclear membership.
Wilmshurst joined EPRI in 2003 as a Senior Project Manager within the Plant Support Engineering (PSE) program. In 2007, he became Director of the Plant Technology department, which encompasses equipment reliability, instrumentation and controls, and risk and safety management. The Plant Technology department develops and supports the use of technology to ensure the safe, reliable and economic operation of nuclear power plant assets today and well into the future.
Before joining EPRI, Wilmshurst worked in a variety of nuclear utility engineering and maintenance roles with AmerGen at Three Mile Island Unit 1 and British Energy at the Sizewell B plant. Prior to joining the civil nuclear program Wilmshurst served for 13 years in the Royal Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Engineer Officer.
Mr. Wilmshurst received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical, mechanical and control engineering from the Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon, UK, a Post Graduate Diploma in nuclear reactor technology from the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, UK and a Masters degree in defense administration from Cranfield Institute of Technology, Shrivenham, UK, he was also certified as a Naval Nuclear Plant Operator. Wilmshurst is registered as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer in the UK.