The position of Senior Fellow for the Garrick Institute has been created for distinguished engineers, scientists, and other professionals who have achieved a position of international prominence in one or more of the risk sciences.  The principal role of the Senior Fellows individually and collectively is to provide high-level advice and guidance for the Garrick Institute on research initiatives, the performance of specific projects, and educational activities.  Senior Fellows are expected to spend part of their time at the Institute location to help cultivate a culture of excellence and leadership in developing,  promoting, and applying the risk sciences.

George Apostolakis, NAE

Dr. Apostolakis is a professor emeritus of the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department and of the Engineering Systems Division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from April 23, 2010 until June 30, 2014. From 1995 until 2010, he was a member and former Chairman (2001-2002) of the statutory Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards of the NRC. He is currently the Head of the Nuclear Risk Research Center in Japan. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and the Society for Risk Analysis. He has received the Tommy Thompson Award and the Arthur Holly Compton Award from the American Nuclear Society. He is a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens. Dr. Apostolakis holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics (awarded in 1973) and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Science (1970) from the California Institute of Technology. He earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University in Athens, Greece, in 1969.

Albert Carnesale, NAE

Dr. Carnesale is Chancellor Emeritus and Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was Chancellor of the University from July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2006, and now serves as Professor of Public Policy and of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research, teaching and service focus on public policy issues having substantial scientific and technological dimensions, and he is the author or co-author of six books and more than 100 articles on a wide range of subjects, including national security strategy, arms control, nuclear proliferation, the effects of technological change on foreign and defense policy, domestic and international energy issues, and higher education. Dr. Carnesale is a member of the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board; chaired the National Academies Committees on NASA’s Strategic Direction, America’s Climate Choices, Nuclear Forensics, and U.S. Conventional Prompt Global Strike; and was a member of the Obama Administration’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future and of the National Academies Committee on U.S. Air Force Strategic Deterrence Capabilities. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Pacific Council on International Policy; and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and of the Advisory Board of the RAND Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security. He serves also on the Board of Directors of Amicrobe Inc. Prior to joining UCLA, Dr. Carnesale was at Harvard for 23 years, serving as Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Provost of the University. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering (Cooper Union), a master's degree in mechanical engineering (Drexel University), and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering (North Carolina State University).

Vijay K. Dhir, NAE

Vijay K. Dhir is a distinguished professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCLA and the former dean of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Professor Dhir, who joined the UCLA faculty in 1974, has conducted pioneering research in boiling and heat transfer. In 2006 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, earned his M.Tech. at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Dhir is also a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and of the American Society for Engineering Education. Among the school’s many achievements during his time as dean from 2003 to 2015 was the launch of the Master of Science in Engineering Online program, which is now the top-ranked such program in the country.

Roger L. McCarthy, NAE

Dr. McCarthy is an independent engineering consultant and owner of McCarthy Engineering, Palo Alto, California, and Board Member of Shui on Land, Ltd., which is publicly traded in Hong Kong, China, stock code 0272. Until 2008, Dr. McCarthy was chairman emeritus of Exponent, Inc., and chairman of Exponent Science and Technology Consulting Co., Ltd. (Hangzhou). Since joining Exponent (formerly Failure Analysis Associates) in 1978, he served as President, Chief Executive, and Chairman. He took Exponent public in 1990. Dr. McCarthy has investigated some of the major disasters of the current age, including the grounding of the Exxon Valdez, the explosion and loss of the Piper Alpha oil platform in the North Sea, the fire and explosion on the semi-submersible Glomar Arctic II, the rudder failure and subsequent floundering of the VLCC Amoco Cadiz, the bombing of the Murtaugh Federal Building in Oklahoma city, the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt, and most recently the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Fire, and Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2004, Dr. McCarthy was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the U.S. National Academies. Dr. McCarthy was appointed by the first President Bush to a two year term on the President’s Commission on the National Medal of Science. Dr. McCarthy was the commencement speaker at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering graduation in 2008. Dr. McCarthy serves on the Visiting Committee for the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Stanford Materials Science & Engineering Advisory Board, and the External Advisory Board to the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Michigan. Dr. McCarthy holds five academic degrees, including a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He is based in Palo Alto, California, and is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California and two other States.

Henry Petroski, NAE

Dr. Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University. Prior to moving to Duke he was on the staff of Argonne National Laboratory, serving as a group leader in the Reactor Analysis and Safety Division. From 2004 to 2012 he held a presidential appointment as a member of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. In addition to many technical reports and peer-reviewed articles stemming from his research in continuum and fracture mechanics, he has written broadly on the topics of design, success and failure, invention, and the history of engineering and technology. Among his eighteen books on these and other topics are To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design; Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering; Success through Failure: The Paradox of Design; and To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure. His latest book, The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure, will be published in February 2016. In addition to his books, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, Dr. Petroski has written many general-interest articles and essays on engineering, design, and failure for magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal, and he writes regular columns on engineering for the magazines American Scientist and ASEE Prism. He has been a guest on many television and radio shows, including NPR’s All Things Considered and Science Friday, and has lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad. Henry Petroski has been registered as a professional engineer in Texas and as a chartered engineer in Ireland. He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineers of Ireland. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.