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DAVID POOLE

CTO

Starcore Nuclear, Canada

David is a former Royal Naval Test Pilot, graduating from the United States Naval Test Pilot School, where he specialized in Digital Control Systems, and later becoming an Experimental Test Pilot for both the Royal Navy and United States Navy. He has started two very successful companies, the second one, Altair Aerospace, being acquired by Aeroflex, a multinational test and instrumentation company, for whom he works part- time as CTO. He has a great deal of experience in running large scale engineering operations, and has designed software and control systems for many very complex space and ground based applications, including PWR nuclear plants and Fissile Waste management systems. He was responsible for the StarCore design concept that received excellent reviews at the TRM in January 2013, has established close contacts with many nuclear industry specialists, was the Canadian Representative at the INPRO conference on Small Nuclear Reactors and SMR Control Systems Working Group. He is also a member of the Canadian CSA Group, who are developing SMR Nuclear I&C CyberSecurity Regulations. He holds degrees in Mathematics and Physics and has extensive post-graduate education in math modeling and control systems