Matthew “Matt” Kozak’s professional experience has been focused in the areas of safety assessment of both near-surface and geological radioactive waste repositories, regulatory development, dose assessment for residual contamination of soils and buildings, toxic materials risk assessment, and mixed waste issues. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in conducting safety assessments of waste disposal facilities and contaminated sites and has supported national programs in the US and countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa to site, develop, construct, and analyze facilities for disposal of radioactive waste. He has participated in a number of international research programs including the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Coordinated Research Program on Improvement of Safety Assessment Methodologies (ISAM), and its successor programs: Application of Safety Assessment Methodologies (ASAM), and Practical Illustration and Use of the Safety Case Concept in the Management of Near-Surface Disposal (PRISM), and most recently Modelling and Data for Radiological Impact Assessments (MODARIA). In the US, Matt has led projects to support agencies and organizations such as the US Environmental Protection Agency, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the US Department of Energy, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on a wide variety of radioactive waste disposal and contamination issues involving low- and high-level wastes. He has also provided technical input on the establishment of regulations for radioactive wastes, and for residual contamination produced as a result of decommissioning activities. Matt is the former chair of Scientific Committee 87-3 for the National Council on Radiation Protection on safety assessment of radioactive waste disposal facilities, and a past member of NCRP Umbrella Scientific Committee 87 on Radioactive and Mixed Waste.
Matthew Kozak, PhD
Principal Geochemical Engineer
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 1988
BS, Chemical Engineering, Cleveland State University, 1981