Chauncey Starr ’32: Nuclear Power Pioneer
Chauncey Starr ’32, Ph.D. ’35, pioneer of the nuclear power industry and founding president of the Electric Power Research Institute, died April 17. He was a former vice president of Rockwell International and president of its Atomic International Division.
While he was dean of the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science, his landmark work launched the field of modern risk analysis. Starr was the recipient of numerous honors, including the National Medal of Technology. In 2005, he was inducted into the Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame. At 95, the lifelong visionary was still working six days a week, developing plans for a “SuperGrid.”