Dr. Stefan Anton
Senior Vice President, Engineering and Licensing
Dr. Stefan Anton is senior vice president of Engineering and Licensing for Holtec International. In this role, he provides management and leadership of complex technical programs including first-of-a-kind projects for the domestic and international nuclear market. Dr. Anton oversees all dry storage criticality and shielding evaluations performed at Holtec. Under his leadership, Holtec’s engineers developed wet storage racks for many operating nuclear power plants, and completed the design and licensing process of numerous dry storage and transport systems. This includes the methodology to bound a wide array of fuel types and site conditions for the general licenses granted under U.S. 10 CFR 72 and 10 CFR 71, and the methodology for burnup credit for spent fuel racks and spent fuel storage and transport systems.
Dr. Anton has more than 30 years of experience in the design and licensing of structures, systems and components for the nuclear energy industry. Prior to his current appointment at Holtec, he has held several notable positions, including senior/principal engineer, licensing manager, director of Technical Services and Licensing and vice president of Engineering and Licensing.
Prior to moving up the ranks at Holtec, Dr. Anton worked as senior engineer at WTI GmbH located in West Germany and in that role, he was member of the design team that developed the CASTOR spent fuel storage and transport cask system.
Dr. Anton holds professional memberships with the American Nuclear Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and is a member of the ANS 8.27 Standard Committee Working Group on Burnup Credit.
Dr. Anton holds several patents developed for Holtec in the broad area of spent nuclear fuel management and reactor equipment.
|Fuel Basket for Spent Nuclear Fuel and Container Implementing the Same||2023||US 10,854,346 B2, 10-2039918, US 11,715,575 B2||Granted|
|Nuclear Reactor Vessel Support System||2022||US 11,393,598 B2, US 10,726,962 B2||Granted|
|Nuclear Fuel Core, Nuclear Fuel Cartridge, and Methods of Fueling and/or Defueling a Nuclear Reactor||2021||US 10,923,239 B2, US 9,865,363 B2||Granted|
|Flood and Wind Resistant Ventilated Module for Storing Used Fuel Canisters||2020||US 10,878,973 B2||Granted|
|Apparatus for Storing and/or Transporting Radioactive Materials||2020||US 10,861,612 B2, US 10,515,730 B2||Granted|
|Apparatus for Supporting Spent Nuclear Fuel||2018||US 2018/0301231 A1, US 10,037,826 B2, CN 106663481||Published|
|System, Method and Apparatus for Providing Additional Radiation Shielding to High Level Radioactive Materials||2015||US 9,208,914 B2, US 8,995,604 B2||Granted|
Dr. Anton has published several technical papers for Holtec in the broad area of spent fuel management.
|Drop Tests of the HI-STAR ATB-1T Cask for Radioactive Materials||Anton, Prabhala||2019||HI-STAR|
|Aircraft Impact Test on the HI-STAR 180 Dual Purpose Cask||Anton, Zhai||2016||HI-STAR 180|
Dr. Anton attended the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, where he received the degree of Dipl.-Ing. in mechanical/thermal engineering (1982) and the degree of Dr.-Ing. in mechanical/nuclear engineering (1997).