Rob Corbin is TerraPower’s Director of Technology Development, focusing on the technical synergies, successful development, and deployment readiness of technologies. In this role, Corbin works with teams to plan and execute successful testing activities.
Corbin brings over 29 years of experience in four principal areas: spectroscopic and radiochemical laboratory techniques; high energy materials testing and evaluation; computer modeling of industrial and environmental processes; and design, testing and qualification of nuclear equipment for sodium fast reactors, fuel processing and radioactive material handling equipment.
Prior to his current position, Corbin was TerraPower’s Chief Engineer for sodium fast reactor technologies. Prior to that role, he spent over seven years managing TerraPower’s design qualification and component testing group, where he led team development of the cover gas processing system, sodium distillation cold traps, cesium traps, thermal-hydraulic flow testing, core mechanical assembly testing, sodium detector research, and several innovation projects.
Prior to joining TerraPower, Corbin held positions at Columbia Energy and Environmental Sciences, Inc., NuvotecUSA, Portage Environmental, Inc, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. His expertise includes computer simulation modeling, energy materials testing and evaluation and equipment qualification and technology readiness assessments. He also held leadership roles in various groups, including engineering, software development, simulation and dynamic modeling, information technology, calibration and metrology lab, technology development and company test facility.
Corbin holds a Bachelor’s of Science in professional chemistry and physics from the Eastern New Mexico University.