Michael Hoehn II

Program Director, NextGen MURR

Michael Hoehn II is currently serving as the Program Director for NextGen MURR, the University of Missouri’s initiative to build a 20 MW, state-of-the-art reactor to expand critical medical isotope research and production for cancer treatment and theranostics.  Hoehn began the role in June 2024.

Professional and Academic Background

After graduating from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2006, Hoehn started a career in nuclear power at Callaway Energy Center – Ameren Missouri.  During his 18 years at Callaway Energy Center, Hoehn served in several technical, project management and leadership roles across multiple departments.

Prior to this role, Hoehn served as the Director, Nuclear Engineering Design and Projects from 2021-2024.  In this role, Hoehn was responsible for the oversight and leadership of long-range capital planning, project management and project execution, engineering changes and modifications, reactor engineering and nuclear fuels, safety analysis and design basis maintenance, configuration management and drafting.

During his time at Callaway, Hoehn also led the first North American Young Generation in Nuclear chapter and was a member of the Women in Nuclear organization.

Hoehn also served the nuclear power industry in other leadership roles, including serving as Chair of the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Materials Reliability Program (MRP) Research Integration Committee, Chair of the Nuclear Managers of EPRI Technology Transfer committee, and as a member of the Executive Oversite Committee for the Pressurized Water Reactor Materials Management Program.  As Chair of the EPRI MRP, Hoehn represented the Nuclear Power industry in interactions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and supported international leadership engagements in Japan and South Korea.  Hoehn has supported Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) / World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) teams including international assessments in Japan and Taiwan.

Hoehn has been awarded multiple EPRI technology transfer awards, a NEI Top Industry Practice Award, and multiple Ameren Presidential Performance Leadership awards.  Additionally, as a technical leader, Hoehn co-authored and presented multiple papers on metal fatigue.

Education / Certifications:

  • BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri – Columbia, 2006
  • MBA, Maryville University, 2019
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)