Hasan Charkas

Hasan Charkas

Senior Principal Team Lead, EPRI

Dr. Hasan Charkas has several years of experience in research and engineering and is a Senior Principal Team Leader in the Advanced Nuclear Technology group at the EPRI. Dr. Charkas manages a team of technical leaders on engineering design, autonomous operations, commissioning, construction, and project execution and optimization research areas to help deploy new nuclear power plants around the world. He also leads EPRI’s nuclear research on digital twins.

Prior to joining EPRI, Hasan was engineering supervisor for vessel internals engineering qualifications for Framatome Inc, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. He directed and managed engineers responsible for qualifications and stress calculations of components for nuclear steam supply systems (NSSS).

Prior to joining Framatome, Hasan was a senior design engineer at Structural Group Inc, Elkridge, Maryland, USA. He designed structural and strengthening solutions for deficient and under-designed structures. He used nonconventional techniques like carbon fiber reinforced plates together with conventional engineering techniques including external post tensioning to design repair solutions for structures.

Dr. Charkas delivered engineering seminars to teach structural engineers how to design external strengthening reinforcement using composite materials and taught undergraduate engineering courses.

Dr. Charkas is a professional engineer licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Hasan holds a Ph.D. in structural engineering and engineering mechanics from Kansas State University, USA.