Our People

Bringing together some of the top minds in nuclear science, engineering, business development and project finance

At TerraPower, we have a staff of highly trained nuclear physicists, engineers, project managers and operators with experience developing, building and operating fast and light water reactors for a variety of applications. Our team includes expert staff and consultants, many of whom have worked for the world’s most prestigious laboratories and energy and engineering organizations. Major contributors also include individuals who have received the highest honors in their fields–technical society fellows, international prizewinners, and recipients of the Enrico Fermi Prize and E. O. Lawrence Award.

Every member of TerraPower’s team shares a vision of using nuclear science for its fullest potential: accepting difficult challenges that make nuclear technology safer and more cost-effective, more adaptable, more environmentally sustainable and more resistant to proliferation. We work here not because we are interested in incremental improvements, but because we are each motivated to develop technologies that benefit the environment and human health.

Our Leadership



John Gilleland, Ph.D.

Chief Technical Officer

Bill Gates

Chairman of the Board

Nathan Myhrvold, Ph.D.

Vice Chairman of the Board

Christian Blessing

Director of Business Development

Marcia Burkey

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Rob Corbin

Director of Technology Development

Craighton Goeppele

General Counsel

Jeff Latkowski, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President Innovation Programs

Tara Neider

Senior Vice President Program Development and Lab facilities

Eric Williams

Vice President of Engineering

Jeff Navin

Director of External Affairs

TerraPower has a proud culture of mission-driven innovation.

TerraPower is proud of our culture of mission-driven innovation. Our employees develop clean, safe energy to address global poverty and environmental challenges. We attract exceptional people and encourage them to confront big challenges with bold creativity. We drive hard for progress while keeping our values at the forefront.


Our mission is to invent and develop for commercialization new nuclear concepts and products, including our Traveling Wave Reactor design, Molten Chloride Fast Reactor design and industrial and human health applications.


Our vision is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies that bring the world sustainable, affordable and safe energy, and create high-benefit products.


We commit to develop innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. Our work is based on the guiding principles of trust, respect, integrity, open communication and teamwork.

Interested in working with us? Learn more and apply here.

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