School of Nuclear Engineering Advisory Board
Director of Strategy & External Relations, NuScale Power
Lenka Kollar is the Director of Strategy & External Relations at NuScale Power where she is working to bring NuScale’s small modular reactor to market through business development and engagement in the clean energy sector. She has been invited to speak on energy innovation and the potential of small modular reactors to provide electricity and clean water around the world in a variety of different forums, such as the Women in Cleantech and Sustainability Talks at Google and the United Nations Climate Talks, COP23 in Germany.
Previously, Ms. Kollar was an Associate Communication Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where she worked on external and internal communication for the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy. Prior to that, she consulted with public and private sector organizations on nuclear energy policy, public communications, and marketing strategy, along with writing an informational blog called Nuclear Undone. Ms. Kollar also served as a technical associate in non-proliferation policy at the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration and at Argonne National Laboratory.
Currently, Ms. Kollar is the External Communications and International Relations Chair of the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) 2020 Executive Team. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Generation Atomic.
Ms. Kollar obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she focused her Master’s research on international safeguards of used nuclear fuel. She received her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD in France, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.