A Conversation on Nuclear Offshore Power

Nuclear Policy Talks
Please  join the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs' Institute for International Science and Technology Policy  for a discussion on:
Nuclear Offshore:A New Paradigm for Construction, Siting and Operations of Nuclear Plants
 with Dr. Jacopo Buongiorno
This talk will discuss the salient design features of the OFNP concept, and address its benefits and challenges with respect to traditional terrestrial nuclear plants, as well as alternative sea-based power plant concepts.  Emphasis will be on economics, safety/security and siting requirements.
Jacopo Buongiorno is the TEPCO Professor and Associate Department Head of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in thermo-fluids engineering and nuclear reactor engineering. Jacopo has published over 70 journal articles in the areas of reactor safety and design, two-phase flow and heat transfer, and nanofluid technology. For his research work and his teaching at MIT he won several awards, including, recently, the Ruth and Joel Spira Award (MIT, 2015), and the Landis Young Member Engineering Achievement Award (American Nuclear Society, 2011). He is the Director of the Center for Advanced Energy Systems (CANES), which is one of eight Low-Carbon-Energy Centers (LCEC) of the MIT Energy initiative (MITEI). Jacopo is a consultant for the nuclear industry in the area of reactor thermal-hydraulics, and a member of the Accrediting Board of the National Academy of Nuclear Training. He is also a member of the Naval Studies Board (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine), the American Nuclear Society (and served on its Special Committee on Fukushima in 2011-2012), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a participant in the Defense Science Study Group (2014-2015).

The George Washington University - Lindner Commons, 6th Floor of the Elliott School

1957 E St, NW, Washington, DC
Lunch will be provided
12-1:30 pm
This event is part of the Nuclear Policy Talks series