Allan Carson is a Project Manager for the Cooperation in Reactor Design Evaluation and Licensing (CORDEL) Working Group at World Nuclear Association. In this role Allan interfaces with industry members and international bodies to manage the Small Modular Reactor (SMR), Licensing & Permitting and Digital Instrumentation & Control Task Forces, aligning their activities with the strategic goal of CORDEL – internationally standardized reactor design and harmonized approaches to licensing.
Allan has a Masters degree in Chemical & Process Engineering from Newcastle University and began his career as a process engineer working across nuclear-decommissioning projects in the UK. Allan has subsequently held multiple roles managing teams and projects across nuclear new build development ventures in the UK, involving reactor vendors, nuclear operators, and the UK regulators. These roles included international liaison to reactors vendors in the USA and Japan, supporting their UK licensing and project development activities.