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Cameron Whalen

Chair, Western Washington ASME

A highly motivated, Mechanical Engineer who has a passion for the development of sustainable technologies which leverage engineering to produce the greatest positive impact on society while drastically reducing the impact on the environment. Cameron Whalen started his professional career with...
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Structural Mechanical Engineer  
TerraPower, June 2016 to January 2019, Bellevue, Washington United States
(Renewable Energy)
Dedicated and dynamic Mechanical Engineer FTE for TerraPower LLC’s Travelling Wave Reactor (TWR) focused on method development, analysis, design and testing of steel structures and components at high temperature. Conducted thermal-mechanical scoping and sizing analysis for high temperature applications, including: heat transfer method development, static, thermal, buckling and seismic analysis of mechanical systems Developed heat transfer methods and software tools to explore design strategies for critical pressure boundary components Primary author of company-wide heat transfer handbook, who managed stakeholder expectations, cross-organization input and overall timeline Test sponsor, responsible for test requirements and specifications generation and overall test management for highly complex heat transfer methods validation experiment involving high temperature sodium in an inert environment. ASME B31.3 familiarity and BPVC Section XIII experience.


University of Washington Bothell  
Mechanical Engineer, BSME, Sep, 2014 to Jun, 2017