J. Louis Kovach, DChE

Visiting Lecturer
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

NUCON International, Inc.

Dr. Kovach has over forty years of experience in nuclear, chemical, and petrochemical process technology and the development of processes and products for diverse applications. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering. He is a consultant to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, ERDA, and U.S. Department of Energy for waste management and fluid processing. Dr. Kovach was chairman of the International Atomic Energy Agency and OECD Nuclear Energy Agency committees regarding source term and air cleaning in accidents and sever accidents in nuclear facilities. He is a past Chairman of ASME CONAGT Technology Subcommittee, is a lecturer at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Executive and Continuing Professional Education, and author and coauthor of over 100 publications. He has participated in the U.S. Department of Energy High Level Waste Technical Advisory Panel and its Chemical Reactions, Characterization and Pretreatment Sub Panels, Organizing Committee member of DOE/NRC Nuclear Air Cleaning & Treatment Conferences, and was Senior Technical Advisor on the licensing activity for the Yucca Mountain Project. He has also participated in the development of standards, specifications, and codes for the design and testing of nuclear processing systems and components.