Dr. Shapiro formerly chaired the Technical Review Committee at Westinghouse Electric Company, where he led safety and systems analysis within the Nuclear Services Business Unit. He is also the former head of the Nuclear Engineering Department of ABB Combustion Engineering, where he was responsible for the design of nuclear reload cores as well as for the power plants under construction. At ABB, Dr. Shapiro was manager of advanced design projects, leading the development of advanced nuclear fuel cycle designs and innovative reactor concepts; he also carried out U.S. Department of Energy contracts relating to the development of advanced fuel cycles and fuel designs in Combustion Engineering reactors. Dr. Shapiro has authored several scientific papers. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Reactor Physics Division of the American Nuclear Society.
Dr. Shapiro earned his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois.