Dr. Hashemian has enabled AMS to play a key role in ensuring the safe and cost-efficient operation of virtually every U.S. nuclear power plant, as well as many plants in Europe and Asia. A globally recognized expert who lectures regularly on nuclear power plants and process instrumentation and control, Dr. Hashemian holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, a Doctor of Engineering in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in computer engineering. He has worked for the nuclear, aerospace, and other industries, as well as the U.S. government, including the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Departments of Energy and Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dr. Hashemian is the author of three books: Sensor Performance and Reliability (ISA, 2005), Maintenance of Process Instrumentation in Nuclear Power Plants (Springer Verlag, 2006), and Monitoring and Measuring I&C Performance in Nuclear Power Plants (ISA, 2014). His books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. He is also the author or co-author of 21 U.S. patents (15 awarded and 6 pending) and has written more than 300 papers and reports, including 70 peer-reviewed journal and magazine articles; over 200 conference papers; 9 book chapters; and numerous reports, guidance documents, and standards for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Electric Power Research Institute, International Atomic Energy Agency, International Electrotechnical Commission, and International Society of Automation.
Dr. Hashemian is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, a Fellow of the International Society of Automation, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the European Nuclear Society.
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Advising Manager Emeritus
Formerly, Mr. Beverly served as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Quality Assurance Manager. Mr. Beverly was responsible for all technical developments at AMS and its CHAR Services Division in the areas of cable condition monitoring, performance testing of process instrumentation in nuclear power plants, quality assurance, and related efforts. Mr. Beverly worked for AMS from 1987 to 2016 and served the company in numerous positions, including Quality Assurance Manager, Chief Engineer, and Technical Assistant to the President. He has performed testing and measurements for AMS in more than 50 nuclear plants in the U.S. and Europe.
Mr. Beverly has authored or co-authored 20 technical publications, including reports for the Nuclear Maintenance Assistance Center of the Electric Power Research Institute, as well as research and development reports for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy. He has been an expert instructor for the International Atomic Energy Agency on missions to Mexico, Slovakia, and China. Mr. Beverly has also been active in the International Society of Automation and served as the president of the local chapter of ISA in the mid-1990s.
An expert in electronic test equipment hardware development, Mr. Beverly has been instrumental in the design and development of several AMS diagnostic test systems produced for the nuclear industry. His experience also extends to testing and troubleshooting electrical cables, pressure transmitter static and dynamic performance evaluation, and reactor diagnostics (including core barrel and reactor internal vibration analysis).
Field Testing Manager
As AMS’ Field Testing Manager and the company’s most senior field test engineer, Mr. Hashemian has performed over 500 series of in-plant tests in nuclear power plants around the world. He provides AMS equipment training courses at nuclear facilities and is very active in R&D projects, analysis of R&D data, laboratory testing activities, AMS public relations, and product marketing.
Since joining AMS in 1982, Mr. Hashemian has co-authored numerous research papers and NUREG/CR reports for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Among Mr. Hashemian’s accomplishments is the development of an in-situ testing system that is used at numerous nuclear power plants to measure response time for containment pressure and tank level transmitters. Mr. Hashemian has a M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Technical Services Manager
Mr. Mitchell has worked in the nuclear industry for over 30 years. He joined AMS in 1989 and now plays an integral role in the development of technical sales and marketing strategies as well as maintaining client accounts. Mr. Mitchell is responsible for technical interface with clients, field and laboratory test scheduling, proposal preparation, contract negotiations, technical sales, and marketing.
Mr. Mitchell has authored or co-authored over 20 technical publications, including technical reports for the Electric Power Research Institute, Nuclear Maintenance Application Center, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Air Force, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Chief Technical Officer
As Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at AMS, Mr. Morton is responsible for all software and hardware development activities for the company. He directs the AMS software and hardware development departments, supervising a team of engineers, developers, and support personnel. Since joining AMS in 1995, he has been responsible for product developments for use both by AMS and nuclear utilities that have exceeded millions of dollars in commercial revenue. Prior to his CTO role, Mr. Morton served as the AMS software development manager from 1998 to 2016.
Mr. Morton has been instrumental in the innovation of several technologies at AMS that have led to several patents, journal articles, magazine articles, technical reports, and national publications. He has been the principal investigator for several Department of Energy (DOE) Phase II projects including:
- Quantitative Methods for Reliability and Fault Tolerance Testing of Digital Instrumentation and Control
- Advanced Techniques for On-Line Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Digital Rod Position Indication Systems for Existing and Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants
- Integrated System for Management of Cable Aging In Nuclear Power Plants
Mr. Morton holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. degree in Computer Science, all from Tennessee Technological University.