Ali Siddiqui - Inventures 2023

Ali Siddiqui

Head of Directorate, Advanced Reactors

, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Ali Siddiqui leads CNL’s Advanced Reactors Directorate.  Ali has been with CNL for over thirteen years serving in various technical and management roles in the S&T mission and corporate office.  As Head of Directorate, Advanced Reactors he leads both the staff and programs undertaking research crucial to speed development and deployment of Advanced and Small Modular Reactors in Canada.  Ali leads a diverse team executing on CNL’s clean energy vision including serving federal clients, developing new commercial S&T opportunities and providing support for the SMR deployment project at CNL.  His team has also developed CNL’s Clean Energy Demonstration, Innovation, and Research (CEDIR) Initiative to advance the technological readiness of low-carbon hybrid energy systems and help meet Canada’s net-zero goals.  He currently represents Canada on a number of domestic and international working groups and committees, holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering and is a P. Eng in Ontario.



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