Tom Martin is a Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant with Talisman. He was a former Vice President and Partner at Talisman before retiring in 2015. Before joining Talisman in 2007, he was the Director of the Division of Safety Systems for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), responsible for the resolution of licensing issues involving both current and new technology reactor designs. He retired from the NRC with over 32 years of government service, 18 of which were in the Senior Executive Service where he held positions focusing on nuclear reactor safety and NRC security at NRC headquarters in Rockville and at the NRC Region III Office in Lisle, Illinois. Mr. Martin has extensive experience inspecting and evaluating nuclear plant systems and evaluating their acceptability based on design, wear, and aging related issues. Mr. Martin was also a key member of the NRC headquarters Incident Response Team for reactor safety.
Mr. Martin served as a Project Manager for a variety of major Talisman engagements. He led the Talisman effort to support the establishment of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the nuclear regulatory body in the UAE. In this capacity he has drafted and provided guidance on the development of numerous regulations, regulatory procedures, the inspection program, and international convention documents. He has also served as the Project Manager for Talisman’s efforts in support of the resolution of regulatory/technical issues at US reactors and the licensing of a small, modular reactors where he was actively involved in establishing a licensing approach and identifying potential technical and licensing problem areas.
Mr. Martin began his career as an officer in the nuclear navy where he was certified for duty as a Chief Engineer. Before coming to the NRC, he worked for General Public Utilities at Three Mile Island in support of the post-accident activities and as an engineer at the Susquehanna Nuclear Station. Mr. Martin earned an M.E. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.