"I enjoy using technology to solve problems. That’s what we’re about. Like nuclear power’s biggest issue—what to do with the waste? That’s where PRISM comes in."


Served 10 years in the U.S. nuclear Navy .


Holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.



  • Nuclear 
  • Sodium-Cooled Reactor 
  • Product Management 
  • Fuel


Learn how recycling used nuclear fuel would generate additional electricity to help meet growing electricity needs and enhance our energy security.

About Eric

Dr. Eric Loewen is the chief consulting engineer for GEH who supports the Advanced Reactor and Advanced Recycling Center, which couples electro-metallurgical processing and the PRISM sodium cooled reactor. His current work involves leading efforts to deploy the PRISM integral fast reactor.

Eric served 10 years in the U.S. Navy as an instructor at the Nuclear Power School. Additionally, he was deployed with the nuclear powered cruiser USS Long Beach (CGN-9), and served as commanding officer of two Naval Reserve material support units for combatant units.

He joined the Idaho National Laboratory in 1999 to work on development of a lead-bismuth cooled reactor. While there, he also supported the President's Climate Change Technology Program. In 2005, Eric was selected as the American Nuclear Society’s Congressional Fellow and served as ANS President in 2011-12.


Western State College
BS, Math & Chemistry

University of Wisconsin
MS and Ph.D, Nuclear Engineering