Curtis Smith

Division Director, Directorate Fellow

Idaho National Laboratory

Dr. Curtis Smith is the Director for the INL Nuclear Safety and Regulatory Research Division. Prior to taking a leadership role as Division Director, he led several risk-informed activities including the Risk-Informed Systems Analysis (RISA) Pathway under the DOE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s SAPHIRE risk analysis software development.


Dr. Smith has been at INL for over 31 years and has published over 290 papers, books, and reports on risk and reliability theory and applications. He holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT and a B.S. and M.S. in nuclear engineering from Idaho State University.

Curtis Smith