Robert Iotti, PhD
Board Member & Senior Vice President, Project Management
Dr. Iotti has had an extensive career in all aspects of the nuclear industry, including strategic planning; engineering, design, and construction; environmental management; cleanup and decommissioning; and program management and oversight for multi-billion dollar, complex nuclear endeavors for the U.S. Government.
In his early years, he held important positions at Ebasco, at the time a major US architect-engineering firm, which played key roles in coordinating the design of many nuclear power plants both in the US and abroad. Later, Dr. Iotti led the CH2M Hill Nuclear Business Group. At CH2M Hill he had a successful record of managing large engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects, the most recent one being the highly successful Idaho Cleanup Project.
In addition to his strategic and executive oversight roles, Dr. Iotti has had more than 20-years hands-on scientific and field experience — particularly relevant to future technology initiatives in nuclear and other advanced technologies. He has made significant engineering, scientific, and management contributions to large state-of-the-art projects such as nuclear fusion. Dr. Iotti’s involvement with fusion energy dates back to the early 80’s with the design and construction of the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR), followed by his role in the design of the TPX at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. In the early 90’s he was seconded by the US Department of Energy to help manage the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), an international effort to develop fusion power. Dr. Iotti initially served as the Chairman of the Management Advisory Committee to the ITER Council, the governing body of ITER. In 2015 he was unanimously appointed the Chair of the ITER Council.
Dr. Iotti received his Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering from Kansas State University.