Jeremy Whitlock

Nuclear Engineering

nuclear reactors

Jeremy Whitlock grew up in the Ottawa Valley, Canada's heartland for nuclear research and stepdancing. He is a reactor physicist at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.'s (AECL) Chalk River Laboratories, and currently the Manager of Non-Proliferation and Safeguards. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Nuclear Society (F.C.N.S.), as well as a Past President and a member of the Board of Directors (he is also a past Board Member of the American Nuclear Society, ANS). Whitlock is a specialist in CANDU reactor physics (CANDU is Canada's major commercial nuclear reactor technology). He maintains a personal website addressing "frequently-asked-questions" (FAQs) about nuclear power in Canada, at

Whitlock is a public speaker and author on nuclear issues (including a regular column in the Bulletin of the Canadian Nuclear Society), as well as the art of effective public communication in science and technology. He lives with his wife and three children in Deep River, Ontario, and feels that canoes are the closest humans have come to inventing a perfect machine. Read Jeremy Whitlock's answers to questions...The Person