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Robert J. Lofaro

Group Leader


  • SUNY Stony Brook, M.S., Environmental and Waste Management
  • Univ. of Southern California, M.S., Mechanical Engineering
  • SUNY Stony Brook, B.E., Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional Engineer, State of California License


  • Project Management
  • Engineering Analysis of Energy Systems
  • Solar Photovoltaic systems
  • Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Components
  • IEEE Codes and Standards
  • Aging Assessment
  • Plant Life Extension
  • Environmental Qualification of Electric Components
  • Electric Equipment Aging and Testing
  • Electric Cable Condition Monitoring
  • Nuclear Plant License Renewal


  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Group Leader, Renewable Energy Group, 2010 - Present
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory: Special Assistant to the Associate Laboratory Director, Global and Regional Solutions (GARS) Directorate, 2007 - 2010
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Senior Research Engineer, 2007 - 1999
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Group Leader of Engineering and Testing Group, 1992 - 1998
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Research Engineer, 1987 - 1992
  • Rockwell International, Engineer , 1980-1987

Major Accomplishments

  • Project Manager for Development of research agenda on solar energy at Brookhaven National Laboratory, including data collection from 32MW-ac Long Island Solar Farm and development of a 1MW-ac solar PV research array on the BNL campus.
  • Project Manager for performance of $10 million research program for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Environmental Qualification of Cables.
  • Project Manager for $10 million research program on aging of nuclear plants for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.