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engineer , scientist

Uri Gat, Israeli engineer, scientist. Achievements include patents for design of Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors, for design of closed flow without pump. Vice chairman American Civil Liberties Union, Oak Ridge. Captain Israeli Air Force, 1954-1963. Member American Society for Testing and Materials (acting chairman, vice chairman International System Units), American Nuclear Society, United States Metric Association, Sigma Xi.

Background

Gat, Uri was born on June 28, 1936 in Jerusalem, Israel. Came to the United States, 1969. Son of Werner Hagelberg and Lore Jeanny (Kastor) Goldschmidt.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Technion, IIT, Haifa, Israel, 1963. Dr in Engineering, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1969.

Career

Fighter pilot, jet instructor Israeli Air Force, Israel, 1954-1963. Scientist, project coordinator Kenforschungsanlage, Juelich, Germany, 1963-1969. Assistant professor University Kentucky, Lexington, 1969-1974.

Scientist, program manager Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory, 1974—2000. Nuclear engineering consultant, since 2000. Adjunct professor nuclear engineering University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1986-1998.

Metric coordinator University Kentucky, Lexington, 1971-1974. Member United States-Russian Team on safeguarding nuclear materials, 1996-2000, consultant, since 2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for design of Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors, for design of closed flow without pump.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Vice chairman American Civil Liberties Union, Oak Ridge. Captain Israeli Air Force, 1954-1963. Member American Society for Testing and Materials (acting chairman, vice chairman International System Units), American Nuclear Society, United States Metric Association, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Ruth Tasse, July 24, 1961. Children: Erann, Irit.

father:
Werner Hagelberg Goldschmidt

mother:
Lore Jeanny (Kastor) Goldschmidt

spouse:
Ruth Tasse

child:
Erann Gat

child:
Irit Gat