Roland Backhaus

Mr. Backhaus is USNC’s Executive Vice President of Strategic Engagements. Mr. Backhaus has more than 20 years of experience in the nuclear industry, first as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and more recently as a nuclear energy attorney with several multinational law firms. As a Navy officer, he served on the USS FLORIDA, a nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, as the reactor control assistant and the assistant chief engineer. As an attorney, Mr. Backhaus has advised commercial entities and foreign governments on various aspects of nuclear power programs and related infrastructure issues. His expertise includes vendor procurement, agreements for the construction, operation, and fueling of nuclear power units, and the protection of sensitive technical and corporate information. Mr. Backhaus received a BS degree from the United States Naval Academy, an MA degree from George Mason University, and a JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. From Roland: “I’m convinced that Ultra Safe Nuclear’s business model is uniquely able to help reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. and abroad”. “I’m joining an immensely talented team that is precisely situated to develop, license, and deploy disruptive nuclear technologies.”