Prior to his appointment to Manager of the Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office in August 2021, Michael A. Mikolanis served as Assistant Manager for Nuclear Material Stabilization at the Savannah River Site (SRS) for four years. In this capacity, he was responsible for providing overall leadership and direction of activities related to the receipt, storage, stabilization, and disposition of nuclear materials, spent nuclear fuel, by-products, and activities associated with the Savannah River National Laboratory and multiple SRS analytical laboratories.
Michael has held other leadership positions at SRS, including Assistant Manager for Infrastructure and Environmental Stewardship, Site Chief Engineer, and Waste Disposition Engineering Division Director. Prior to SRS, Michael served as a Departmental Representative Issue Lead in the Office of the Undersecretary of Energy, where he was responsible for overseeing engineering and nuclear safety activities at facilities that treat and dispose of legacy transuranic waste and liquid high-level radioactive waste.
As part of Michael’s vast 37 years of experience, he held leadership positions with Bechtel Power Corporation and the U.S. Navy. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Michael is a professional engineer, licensed in the state of Maryland.