Dr. Joy Rempe has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of reactor safety and irradiation testing. As principal of Rempe and Associates, LLC, Rempe provides consulting assistance to U.S. and international organizations on reactor safety and instrumentation issues.
Prior to retiring as a Laboratory Fellow at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Dr. Rempe founded an instrumentation development and deployment laboratory that supported a wide range of applications, including irradiation testing in U.S. and international facilities. During her tenure at INL, she also led numerous severe accident research efforts for the U.S. NRC, U.S. DOE, and international organizations, including post-accident inspection and analysis efforts to support the OECD Three Mile Island Unit 2 Vessel Investigation Program, and efforts to investigate in-vessel retention in advanced light water reactors.
Dr. Rempe has authored or co-authored more than 400 archival peer-reviewed journal publications, peer-reviewed conference papers, technical reports, and presentations on reactor safety, severe accident phenomena, high temperature testing, and in-pile instrumentation. She is an inventor or co-inventor on four patents. She is a Fellow in the American Nuclear Society and member of the U.S. NRC Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards.
Dr. Rempe holds both master of science and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.