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Charles McCombie, British science consultant. Member American Nuclear Society.


McCombie, Charles was born on June 25, 1945 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Arrived in Switzerland, 1974. Son of George and Christina (Ross) McCombie.


Bachelor of Science in Natural Philosophy, Aberdeen University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Bristol University, England, 1971.


Research scientist United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, United Kingdom, 1970-1974. Reactor physicist Swiss Federal Institute for Reactor Research, 1974-1979. Safety assessor Nagra, 1979-1983, department head Switzerland, 1983-1986, director science/technical Switzerland, 1986-1997.

Principal, owner McCombie Consultant, since 1998. Chief Executive Officer Pangea Resources International, 2000—2001. Executive director Arius, since 2002.

Principal, co-owner MCM Consulting, since 2006. Chairman waste management research committee Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, 1987—1997, member nuclear research committee, Switzerland, since 1998, chairman, since 2002. Member science board Gesellschaft fur Strahlen und Umweltforschung, Munich, 1992—1995.

Member board radioactive waste management National Academy of Sciences, 1995—2000, vice chairman, 2000—2003. Chairman International Technology Advisory Committee and International Board Counselors, NUMO, Japan, since 2001.


Member American Nuclear Society.


  • Other Interests

    Mountain climbing, rock climbing, running.


Married Elizabeth Leask Rennie, July 12, 1967. Children: Sheena, Gregor, Martin.

George McCombie

Christina (Ross) McCombie

Elizabeth Leask Rennie

Sheena McCombie

Gregor McCombie

Martin McCombie