Devin Duncan

Deputy Manager, EMD

Professional Summary

Devin Duncan is a nuclear engineer and an emergency exercise design and delivery specialist with a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University. Mr. Duncan uses an objective-based exercise design process to assist clients in identifying concrete steps that can be taken to improve their emergency management programs. He has participated in the development and delivery of 15 emergency response exercises in Canada and internationally, covering a range of topics including:

  • Nuclear power plant emergencies
  • Nuclear powered submarine emergencies
  • Toxic industrial chemical emergencies, including railway shipments
  • Terrorist attacks involving chemical, biological and radiological agents
  • Attacks on petroleum pipelines
  • Foreign-animal disease outbreaks
  • The use of social media in supporting responses to natural disasters

In support of the emergency management industry, Mr. Duncan has developed a range of program documentation for both CBRNE/HAZMAT and conventional emergencies, including concepts of operations, plans, and procedures. He also develops and provides training on emergency management topics related to nuclear emergency response.

Prior to joining ISR, Devin was an operations engineer at the National Research Universal nuclear reactor at AECL's Chalk River Laboratories. There, he was a part of the Return to Service (RTS) project on the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor following the year-long unplanned reactor shutdown from 2009. As part of NRU’s engineering staff, one of his primary responsibilities was managing the safe continuing operation of assigned systems, and undergoing operations-focused emergency response training.