Statement by Secretary Granholm on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Dr. Kathryn Huff
About Dr. Kathryn Huff
Dr. Kathryn Huff has served as Principal Deputy Undersecretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy since May 2021. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana. -Champaign where she led the research group on advanced reactors and fuel cycles. Huff was also a Blue Waters Assistant Professor at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
Previously, Huff was a postdoctoral fellow with the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and her undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Chicago. Huff is an active member of the American Nuclear Society and is a past chairman of the Nuclear Nonproliferation and Policy Division, past chairman of the Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division, and a recipient of both of Young Member Excellence and Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement. rewards. Through her leadership at Software Carpentry, SciPy, the Hacker Within, and the Journal of Open-Source Software, she has also championed best practices in open and reproducible scientific computing.