William J. Boyle

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Spent Fuel & Waste Disposition

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William Boyle, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition

Dr. William J. Boyle is the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Spent Fuel & Waste Disposition. He is also the Director of the Office of Spent Fuel & Waste Science and Technology in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE).  Before joining NE, Boyle was the Director of the Regulatory Authority Division (RAD) in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM).  Boyle has participated in site characterization and design activities for proposed spent fuel repositories at Yucca Mountain, Nevada; Hanford, Washington; and Deaf Smith County, Texas. He has also worked on characterization and analysis of large rock sculptures at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota, and Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Education

  • Doctorate in civil engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • Master’s degree in civil engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bachelor’s degree in geology, University of California, Berkeley