Title: Advanced Engineer (Retired)
Company: Areva Company
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Holland Douglas Warren, Ph.D., Retired Advanced Engineer at Areva Company, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering.
Dr. Warren became inspired to enter the scientific industry when he was in high school, having been influenced greatly by his science teacher. After enlisting in the United States Navy shortly thereafter, he became interested in physics while in training. Upon completing his four-year enlistment, he earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Wake Forest University, a Master of Science in physics from the University of Virginia, and a Doctor of Philosophy in physics from the University of Virginia. While obtaining his doctorate, he served as a research associate at the University of Virginia for two years.
Upon graduation, Dr. Warren was a development physicist for Celanese Corporation for one year, and then subsequently served Babcock & Wilcox Company in various roles for the proceeding 23 years. From 1987 until his retirement in 1994, he served as an advanced engineer for Areva Company, formerly known as Babcock & Wilcox Company. Thereafter, he worked for the company as a consultant for the subsequent 12 years. He has contributed various articles to professional journals and has authored “Warren and Related Families of North Carolina and Virginia.” Civically, Dr. Warren has spent time volunteering for Meals-on-Wheels.
Among his notable achievements, Dr. Warren is most renowned for his research in theoretical and experimental development of self-powered instrumentation for application inside cores of nuclear power plants. He is most proud of his work on an experiment at a nuclear power plant with an instrument which he developed alongside his team to measure the power shape in the reactor. Taking nine years to develop the instrument to be as accurate as possible, it is still in use today. As a testament to his professional success, Dr. Warren received the IR 100 Award in 1984.
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