Archives for March 19, 2015

Seminar: Nuclear Power Then and Now @ MU

Dr. John Kelly

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies

Office of Nuclear Energy at the Department of Energy

SEMINAR

Nuclear Power – Then and Now”

Tuesday March 31, 2015

4-5 p.m. in Ketcham Auditorium

Lafferre Hall, 416 South 6th street, Columbia, Mo 65211.

The University of Missouri System is proud to host Dr. John Kelly Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies in the Office of Nuclear Energy at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. (biography attached) for a lecture on nuclear power. The title will be “Nuclear Power – Then and Now” (abstract attached). Dr. Kelly will be talking about the dramatic changes in nuclear power generation over the past 15 years, from the recent licensing of two new large reactor designs in the United States (Westinghouse and GE) to the rapidly developing small reactor designs. Nuclear power is a major part of electricity generation around the world and is becoming an increasing focus for the future. For students, there are exciting opportunities for those interested in working in the nuclear field whether in nuclear engineering or in other fields needed in that industry. There are currently over 70 new reactors under construction globally and over 100 more planned. What used to be a power industry of high stability, but few new breakthroughs has become the industry to be in for new graduates. Come and hear from one of the top people at DOE and get a chance to interact with someone with 30 years research experience in nuclear safety and now a key person in the Department of Energy.