An Arizona State University professor has been nominated by President Obama to join the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
President Barack Obama nominated Kenneth L. Mossman, a health physics professor at Arizona State University, on July 31 to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
"I have always had a strong commitment to giving back, particularly to institutions that have contributed to my success," said Mossman in an emailed press release. "This Presidential appointment is another way of giving back."
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is an independent organization part of the executive branch that provides public health and safety issue recommendations regarding the department's nuclear facilities to the President and the Secretary of Energy.
The board consists of four members, whom serve staggered five-year terms, and are appointment by the President, according to the department website.
The Board's headquarters is based out of D.C.
Mossman's research interests include public health and radiological health and safety. He has been published on a variety of topics including the biological effects of high and lose-dose radiation, according to his University profile.
Mossman joined the Arizona State University faculty in 1990. He served as the director for the University's Office of Radiation Safety from 1997-2004.
The Senate confirmation process is expected to begin this fall.