September 11, 2023
NANO Nuclear Energy Appoints Former DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Professional, Michelle Amante-Harstine, as the Senior Strategic Advisor to NANO Nuclear’s Executive Advisory Board for U.S. Energy Initiatives

NANO Nuclear Energy Inc. (“NANO Nuclear”), an emerging microreactor and advanced nuclear technology company led by a world-class nuclear engineering team developing proprietary, portable and carbon free energy solutions, today announced that it has appointed Michelle Amante-Harstine as Senior Strategic Advisor to the NANO Nuclear Executive Advisory Board, focusing on U.S. Energy Initiatives.

In addition to its corporate board of directors, NANO Nuclear has assembled and continues to augment an Executive Advisory Board comprised of senior business, scientific and former government and military leaders who assist the company’s management team in progressing the Company’s business initiatives in small nuclear reactor technology, nuclear fuel fabrication and nuclear fuel transportation.

Michelle Amante-Harstine is Chief Executive Officer of Congressional Energy Engagement, a nuclear energy advocacy firm, and previously served on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy where she was Senior Advisor for Stakeholder Engagement. She has developed strategic relationships, designed, developed, and led inaugural initiatives on Capitol Hill such as the Atomic Wings Lunch & Learns and the Up & Atom Morning Briefings, Nuclear Policy Leadership Bipartisan Dinner Discussion and Briefings, bringing together Members of Congress, Congressional staff, industry, educational institutions, National Laboratories, Embassy representatives and the Administration. Ms. Amante-Harstine currently serves on the Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council and as Executive Director of CEE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) supporting the use, understanding and importance of nuclear power.

Jay Jiang Yu, Founder & Executive Chairman of NANO Nuclear Energy, stated “Michelle is a great addition to NANO Nuclear, and her extensive experience and contacts in the U.S. nuclear energy community will be of great value to our Executive Advisory Board and our entire company. In particular, Michelle’s experience and relationships in Washington D.C. and her deep understanding of governmental processes in the nuclear space will help us to further develop, refine and execute on our business strategy. We believe NANO Nuclear has the right plans in place to build a commercially focused, diversified and vertically integrated technology-driven nuclear energy company, and it is our honor to welcome Michelle on our journey. We look forward to working with her as we continue to build out our senior advisory team.”

Figure 1 – Michelle Amante-Harstine Appointed as the Senior Strategic Advisor to the Executive Advisory Board for U.S. Energy Initiatives of NANO Nuclear Energy.

“To have this chance to work alongside the innovative executives and leaders at NANO Nuclear is a truly special opportunity,” said Ms. Amante-Harstine. “I have been able to cultivate numerous relationships in Washington D.C. and I am really looking forward to helping NANO Nuclear achieve its potential. This is a period of great momentum for nuclear energy on a political and regulatory level and it’s wonderful to be involved with a commercially-focused company on the cutting edge of this industry.”

With over 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors spearheading government, business, community and organization initiatives, Ms. Amante-Harstine focuses on advancing nuclear technologies through strategic communication engagements among bipartisan Members of Congress and C-level industry and organization leaders. She has been actively involved in advancing education, including initiatives like “Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World,” a K-12 education program launched in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, the American Nuclear Society, and Discovery Education. Additionally, she has played a role in creating programs that unite the U.S. Nuclear National Laboratories, like the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, with university students from the U.S. and across the globe, for intensive two-day nuclear caucus experiences.

“With Michelle on our side, we believe we will have even greater engagement within Washington D.C., which will be key to obtaining required government licenses and collaborations as we move our business forward,” said James Walker, Chief Executive Officer of NANO Nuclear Energy. “She is a very active and well-connected professional on Capitol Hill and the benefits of her experience will be sincerely welcomed.”

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