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May 6, 2022

Ultra Safe Nuclear


Ultra Safe Nuclear hired Roland Backhaus as vice president of strategic engagements. In this role, Roland will apply his commercial, legal, and technical expertise to strengthen the company's partnerships and develop new alliances. His efforts to expand the company's strategic partners will position Ultra Safe Nuclear to deploy, service, and support its Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) and Fully Ceramic Micro-capsulated (FCM) fuel initiatives across the globe. Backhaus has more than 20 years of experience in the nuclear industry, first as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and more recently as a nuclear energy attorney with several multinational law firms. As a Navy officer, he served on the USS FLORIDA, a nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, as the reactor control assistant and the assistant chief engineer. As an attorney, Backhaus has advised commercial entities and foreign governments on various aspects of nuclear power programs and related infrastructure issues. His expertise includes vendor procurement, agreements for the construction, operation, and fueling of nuclear power units, and the protection of sensitive technical and corporate information. He received a BS degree from the United States Naval Academy, an MA degree from George Mason University, and a JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Ultra Safe Nuclear is a Seattle-based global leader in the deployment of micro reactors, and a strong vertical integrator of nuclear power technologies, committed to bringing safe, commercially competitive, clean and reliable nuclear energy to markets throughout the world.

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