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Rita Baranwal

Westinghouse Electric Company
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Rita Baranwal is Chief Technology Officer at Westinghouse Electric Company. Dr. Baranwal served as Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy, where she led efforts to promote R&D on existing and advanced nuclear technologies that sustain the U.S. fleet and enable the deployment of advanced nuclear energy systems. Dr. Baranwal was the Director of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear initiative and, also the Electric Power Research Institute Chief Nuclear Officer and Vice President of Nuclear. Dr. Baranwal holds advanced degrees in materials science and engineering, including a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.