Todd R. Smith, PhD

Emergency Preparedness Specialist
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Dr. Todd Smith is the Senior Level Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response at the NRC. For the past 8 years, he served in the Policy and Oversight Branch developing emergency preparedness policies, regulations, and guidelines for NRC-licensed facilities and conducting related research to advance the state-of-the-practice in radiological emergency preparedness and response. Prior to joining the NRC, Dr. Smith served in the United States Navy as a Submarine Warfare Officer, including assignments as Chemistry & Radiological Controls Assistant, Naval Reactors Lead Engineer for Advanced Reactor Digital Instrumentation & Control (I&C), Engineering Department Head, and Special Assistant for Radiological Emergency Planning at Submarine Group 10 in Kings Bay, GA. He graduated from Purdue University with a MS and PhD in Nuclear Engineering, specializing in thermal-hydraulics and reactor safety and holds a MS in Radiation Health Physics from Oregon State University.