Matthew Mairinger is the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) Canadian Operating Officer. NAYGN was founded in 1999 and currently has over 100 chapters across North America. NAYGN provides opportunities for a young generation of nuclear enthusiasts to develop strong leadership and professional skills, create life-long connections, engage and inform the public, and inspire today’s nuclear technology professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Matthew was awarded the NAYGN individual achievement award and during his role as president the NAYGN Durham chapter won the best NAYGN chapter in Canada. He is also a Young Energy Professional member with the Energy Council of Canada is currently a member of: Canadian Nuclear Society, CANDU Owners Group (COG) Environmental Qualification (EQ) working group, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) External Flooding Technical Advisory Group, Society of United Professionals, and Women in Nuclear (WiN).
Matthew is a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and received his Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering degree from University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). He has over seven years of experience working at Ontario Power Generation at both the Darlington and Pickering nuclear generating stations.