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Alan McDonald

Nuclear Engineer

Alan McDonald is Head, Programme Coordination Group, Department of Nuclear Energy, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Department of Nuclear Energy supports interested Member States in improving the performance of nuclear power plants and the nuclear fuel cycle, catalysing innovation, building energy planning capabilities around the world, managing nuclear knowledge, and advancing science and industry through improved operation of research reactors.

Mr. McDonald began his career at the General Electric Company’s former Fast Breeder Reactor Department, and worked at the California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis before joining the IAEA. He received his Master of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University in 1974 and his Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1979.