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Becq is the first and only radiation shielding company that customizes shielding materials to your unique design constraints. Our proprietary software, ShieldCalcq™, helps our materials engineers determine the best shielding design for any application. Whether you need a 30% reduction in dose for a radioactive waste container, or significant savings in weight and volume for your microreactor shielding - Becq is here to help meet your goals.



Becq's customers include:

  • Department of Energy National Laboratories

  • Commercial Nuclear Power Plants

  • Spent Fuel Cask Vendors

  • Microreactor Companies

  • Advanced Reactor Companies

  • Tier 1 OEM Suppliers

  • Space Reactor Designers


Becq is grateful for initial start-up funding received from the following organizations:

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Dr. Danielle Castley
completed her PhD in Materials Engineering at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.  Her research focused on neutron shielding materials in response to the commercial nuclear industry need for lightweight, high-temperature radiation shielding materials.  Danielle previously completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. 
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Dr. Bill Woodward, P.E.
has over 47-years of experience in the energy sector with expertise in bringing new technologies to a commercially viable product.  After completing his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, he joined Westinghouse Electric Corp, contributing to reactor design and directing R&D as Executive Manager.  Subsequently, as Senior Vice President for Holtec International, Dr. Woodward led international market development.
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Dr. Ian J. McDonald
completed his PhD in Materials Engineering at Northeastern University applying neutron and high-energy X-ray radiation characterization techniques to study complex composite material systems. Ian previously completed his Bachelor’s and Master's Degrees in Materials Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. 

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