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Mechanical Engineering

CDR Travis Chapman

Master Instructor
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
410-293-6530
tchapman@usna.edu


EDUCATION

  • University of Maryland, 2016
    • M.E. Nuclear Engineering
  • Naval War College, 2013
    • Joint Professional Military Education Phase I
  • Old Dominion University, 2011
    • M.E. Engineering Management
  • United States Naval Academy, 2002
    • B.S. Naval Architecture

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Microreactors for military applications
  • Non-light water reactor technologies
  • Nuclear policy & regulatory concerns

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2017-Present 
    • Faculty, USNA Mechanical Engineering Department (Associate Chair 2018-2019)
  • 2015-2017 (Civilian)
    • Engineering, Oklo, Inc (Silicon Valley microreactor developer)
  • 2014-2017
    • Executive Officer, Navy Reserve NATO, Allied Command Transformation, Detachment Washington DC 
  • 2013-2014
    • Branch Head, Antiterrorism, Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (Deployed)
  • 2011-2015 (Civilian)
    • Technical Staff, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB)
  • 2010-2013
    • Department Head, Navy Reserve Undersea Warfare Operations Detachment Lima
  • 2009-2011 (Civilian)
    • Reactor Operations Engineer, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • 2006-2009
    • Officer in Charge, Submarine Learning Center Guam
  • 2003-2006
    • Junior Officer, USS Rhode Island, SSBN 740 (Gold)
  • 2002-2003
    • Student, Navy Nuclear Power Program
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