EMSE hosts Enabling Advanced Reactors for the Market symposium

March 19, 2018

On March 8-9, EMSE hosted the symposium “Enabling Advanced Reactors for the Market,” which brought together academic researchers, national laboratory scientists, developers, energy producers, industrial users, the government, and other organizations to assess the success of advanced reactors with the assurance of sustainable and secure energy.  The symposium highlighted the evolution of the energy market and future industrial energy needs, potential applications of new nuclear energy technologies, and public policies and how they can be shaped to support the success of advanced reactors to meet future energy needs.

Dr. Ekundayo Shittu gave a keynote address titled “Energy Investments under Regulatory and Learning Uncertainties.” Among the notable attendees at the symposium were Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillet; Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes; the principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy, Edward McGinnis; the president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Maria Korsnick; the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Kristine Svinicki; and several national laboratory directors.  Dean David Dolling provided the welcome address and Dr. Tom Mazzuchi provided support on multiple fronts.

The EMSE department, the dean’s office, and the SEAS Computing Facility were of invaluable assistance to the success of the symposium.  The symposium was coordinated by SEAS, the Department of Energy's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) Initiative, the Nuclear Energy Institute, and the Electric Power Research Institute.

Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillet addresses the symposium.