The Carolinas' Nuclear Cluster recently graduated two Savannah River Site Nuclear Solutions employees from its Leadership Energy Carolinas class of 2010. LEC is a personal and professional development forum for future leaders of the nuclear industry in the Carolinas. Adrian Mendez-Torres, Ph.D., and Don Bickley, along with 19 other graduates of the LEC class, are expected to use their skills and knowledge to further develop the nuclear industry in the Carolinas. Mendez-Torres is a senior research engineer in Materials Science & Technology at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). He initially joined SRNL as a DOE-National Nuclear Security Administration NGSI (Next Generation Safeguards Initiative) Fellow in 2009 and became a member of the permanent research staff in 2010. A nuclear fuel cycle expert by training, his research is focused on the development of advanced sensor materials for safeguards application in the back-end of the fuel cycle. Bickley is a Fellow Technical Adviser to the SRNS executive vice president. He has held management positions of increasing responsibility since 1987, when he came to SRS. He has served in key managerial roles in Nuclear Material Storage, Tritium and Maintenance. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Carolina.