Dr. J. Kelly Thomas is a vice-president and manger of the blast effects section at BakerRisk. He graduated with a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University, where he worked primarily in the areas of advanced nuclear fuels and space nuclear power system. Dr. Thomas worked at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site until 1999. At Savannah River, he focused on nuclear fuels and materials, accident analysis, and flammability and explosion issues. Dr. Thomas joined BakerRisk in 1999. His primary focus at BakerRisk has been on the characterization, modeling and testing of flammability & explosion related phenomena, explosion consequence assessments, and the investigation of accidental explosions.