Ewing is the Edward H. Kraus University Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan. He is also a professor in the departments of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and Materials Science and Engineering. Ewing’s research focuses on the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle, mainly nuclear materials and the geochemistry of radionuclides. He is the past president of the International Union of Materials Research Societies. Ewing has written extensively on issues related to nuclear waste management and is co-editor of Radioactive Waste Forms for the Future and Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation’s High-Level Nuclear Waste. He received the Lomonosov Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2006. He was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.