Chris Lohse

Innovation and Technology Manager, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear, Idaho National Laboratory

Chris Lohse is the Innovation and Technology Manager for GAIN. In this role he serves as the main interface between the DOE National Laboratories and the advanced reactor vendors. Chris is also the primary contact for the GAIN Nuclear Energy Voucher Program. Through the Voucher Program, private companies can gain access to specialized National Laboratory capabilities to accelerate commercialization of new technologies.

Prior to GAIN, Chris was a consultant in the commercial nuclear industry for over 14 years. He served as the director for a team of engineers that addressed material aging issues and long-term operational assessments in support of license renewal applications to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. As a consultant, his focus was to bring new approaches to solving problems such that the nuclear fleet could remain competitive in the power generation market.