Ph.D., Dr. Gail De Planque

Ph.D., Dr. Gail De Planque

President, Strategy Matters, Inc. and Director, Energy Strategists Consultancy, Ltd.

Inducted in 2004

The Honorable E. Gail de Planque, Ph. D., has had broad impact in the field of nuclear energy, both in the US and internationally, and continues to be in great demand as a consultant on atomic energy matters. Currently, she serves as President of Strategy Matters, Inc. and as Director for Energy Strategists Consultancy, Ltd. Dr. de Planque served as a Commissioner with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1991 to 1995. Before that, she was the director of the Department of Energy's Environmental Measurements Laboratory in New York City.

A physicist by profession, Dr. de Planque has authored over 65 scientific publications and has given numerous scientific and policy lectures both in the U.S. and abroad. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow and past president of the American Nuclear Society, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, where she played a key role for the recognition of diversity in engineering leading to the establishment of the National Academy of Engineering's Diversity Forum. She is a former member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements and past President of the International Nuclear Societies Council, the Pacific Nuclear Council and Secretary of the International Nuclear Energy Academy.

Dr. de Planque currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Northeast Utilities, the Board of Directors of TXU Corp., the Board of Directors of British Nuclear Fuels, Inc. (US), the Board of Directors of British Nuclear Fuels, plc (UK), and the Board of Directors of Landauer, Inc. She is a member of the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee and a Consultant to various corporations as well as the United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency.

Dr. de Planque holds an A.B. in mathematics from Immaculata University, an M.S. in physics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in environmental health sciences from New York University. She is the recipient of the 2003 Henry DeWolf Smyth award for Nuclear Statesmanship.