Lawrence E. (Larry) Boing has over 40 years of broad based experience in the nuclear facility decommissioning (aka D&D) field and is a recognized decommissioning professional at the national and international levels. His work has been at many different levels over those years: prototype sized power reactors, accelerators, glovebox labs, hot cells and other medium to large in size research facilities. In addition to individual projects at different program levels — at the site decommissioning project level, at the program level and in various expert/specialist areas — all supporting the D&D area. His work has been at a variety of numerous job sites: DOE sites, NRC sites, international sites and in nearly every aspect of this sector of the industry. Over the last 30+ years he has been supporting the nuclear decommissioning program and remediation program activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) including among others serving as a lecturer at numerous training courses/workshops, as a contributor/editor of various technical reports and on expert technical missions as a lecturer and subject matter expert to the host countries. Since 1997 he has organized and directed numerous decommissioning topical training courses and fellowship events — nationally and internationally — for numerous D&D staff. The breadth of his diverse international decommissioning activities include work with counterparts at the IAEA, the OECD/NEA TAG on Decommissioning, other Eastern European countries including Slovakia, Romania and Latvia, South Korea, Iraq, China, Canada, Japan, Argentina and Russia. Recently he has also been involved in various other facets of the ‘knowledge management’ area as it relates to the decommissioning field - working with the partners of Oak Ridge Associated Universities in establishing a unique and first of its kind Decommissioning Certificate Program for those working in or wishing to work in the Decommissioning field. He has more recently been engaged in performing peer paper reviews for various technical journals prior to acceptance of papers for publication. In addition he’s served as a seminar speaker at various Japanese and Korean universities and institutes to convey to these audiences his experiences and key knowledge management aspects and lessons learned from previous decommissioning projects. He has been involved with nearly every aspect of the decommissioning industry sector including research and development of better / enhanced decommissioning technologies. His other professional work activities include stints in: homeland security, technology testing/development, radioactive site characterization and radioactive waste management.
His work experience has spanned the period when nuclear decommissioning was just starting in its infancy in the late 1970s and early 1980s up to and through the current period of Cold War site closures and other commercial decommissioning activities now performed in earnest. He earned his B.S. degree in Environmental Health from Purdue University.