Advanced Reactors Technical Summit V

&

Technology Trailblazers Showcase

February 20-22 2018

Texas A&M

 

Detailed Advance Agenda

 

 

 

To view the detailed advance agenda with times, click here .

 

Tuesday, February 20

 

Millennial Nuclear Caucus, Career Fair & Welcome Reception

 

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Millennial Nuclear Caucus

 

Texas A&M Memorial Student Center (MSC) Room 2401

275 Joe Routt Blvd #2240

College Station, TX 77843

 

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Career Fair

 

Legacy Club at Texas A&M's Kyle Field

756 Houston Street

College Station, TX

 

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Welcome Reception

 

Legacy Club at Texas A&M's Kyle Field

756 Houston Street

College Station, TX

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 21

 

PLENARY PROGRAM

 

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

The Stella Hotel

4100 Lake Atlas Drive

Bryan, TX

 

MORNING PROGRAM

 

WELCOME ADDRESS

 

Dr. M. Katherine Banks

Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering 

Director, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station 

University Distinguished Professor 

Harold J. Haynes Dean's Chair Professor

Texas A&M University

 

Mr. David Blee

Executive Director

U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council

 

 

I.  STAGE SETTERS   

   

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY KEYNOTE

 

The Honorable Mark Menezes 

Under Secretary of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy

 

SPECIAL ADDRESS

 

The Honorable Stephen Burns

Commissioner

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 

 

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE

 

The Honorable William D. Magwood, IV

Director-General

Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

 

II. INDUSTRY KEYNOTE

 

Mr. John L. Hopkins

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

NuScale Power, LLC.

 

III.  TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE I

 

Energy Multiplier Module (EM2)

 

Dr. Christina Back

Vice President, Nuclear Technologies and Materials

General Atomics

 

 

Xe-100 - Pebble-Bed High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR)

 

Mr. Harlan Bowers

President

X-energy

 

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

 

IV. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE II

 

Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®)

 

Mr. Simon Irish
Chief Executive Officer

Terrestrial Energy

 

Fluoride Salt Cooled, High Temperature Reactor (FHR)

 

Dr. Per Peterson

Chief Nuclear Officer

Kairos Power 

 

 

V. FORGING GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

 

PANEL: DOE, National Laboratory and International Initiatives

 

Hon. Pete Lyons – Moderator

Former Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy

 

 

Dr. Rita Baranwal

Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear

Idaho National Laboratory

 

 

Dr. John Wagner

Associate Lab Director - Nuclear S&T

Idaho National Laboratory

 

 

Dr. Hussein Khalil

Director, Nuclear Energy and Security Program Distinguished Fellow

Argonne National Laboratory

 

 

Dr. Alan S. Icenhour

Associate Laboratory Director

Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

 

VI.TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE III

 

PRISM (Power Reactor Innovative Small Modular) Reactor

 

Mr. Patrick Looney
Vice President, Advanced Reactors & Services
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

 

 

Innovative Advanced Test Reactor

 

Mr. Philip Moor

President 

High Bridge Energy Development

 

VII. CRITICAL PATH ISSUES   

PANEL: Overarching Technical Issues I

  • Design, Engineering & Management

  • Materials & Testing

  • Bridging the Gap

 

Mr. David Blee – Moderator

Executive Director

U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council

 

Dr. John Gilleland

Chief Technical Officer

TerraPower LLC

 

Dr. Ron Faibish

Senior Director of Business Development

General Atomics

 

 

Dr. Robert Hill

Technical Director, Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems

Argonne National Laboratory 

 

 

Dr. Yassin A. Hassan 
Department Head, Nuclear Engineering

Sallie & Don Davis '61 Professor in Nuclear Engineering

Texas A&M University

 

 

ADVANCED REACTORS AWARDS RECEPTION 

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

 

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University 

1000 George Bush Dr W

College Station, TX 

 

 

Thursday, February 22

 

PLENARY PROGRAM

 

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

 

The Stella Hotel

4100 Lake Atlas Drive

Bryan, Texas  

 

MORNING PROGRAM

 

 

VIII. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE IV

 

Westinghouse SMR, LFR & eVinci Micro Reactor

 

Mr. Ken Canavan 

Chief Technology Officer

Westinghouse Electric Company

 

 

Traveling Wave Reactor (TWR) & Molten Chloride Fast Reactor (MCFR)

 

Dr. John Gilleland

Chief Technical Officer

TerraPower LLC

 

VIX. CRITICAL PATH ISSUES II

 

PANEL: Overarching Technical Issues II

  • High Performance Computing

  • Modeling & Simulation

  • Advanced Fuels

 

Mr. Jeremy Harrell – Moderator

Managing Director – Policy

ClearPath

Mr. David Fletcher

Head of Business Development

Urenco and U-Battery

 

Mr. Jeff Whitt

Director, Business Development

Contracts & Services - North America

Fuel Commercial & Customer Center

Framatome

 

Dr. Jean C. Ragusa

Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering

Associate Director, Institute for Scientific Computation (ISC)

Texas A&M University 

 

 

X. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE V

 

Molten Chloride Salt Fast Reactor (MCSFR)

 

Dr. Edward Pheil

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Elysium Industries

 

Accelerator Driven Subcritical Reactor (ADSR)

 

Dr. Rolland Johnson

President

Muons, Inc.

 

XI. LICENSING MODERNIZATION

 

PANEL: Moving the Licensing Paradigm Forward

  • NRC Initiatives

  • Congressional Initiatives

  • Industry Priorities 

  • Canadian Regulatory Developments

 

Hon. Jeffrey Merrifield – Moderator

Former Commissioner, USNRC

Chairman, USNIC Advanced Reactors Task Force 

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

 

 

Mr. John Monninger

Director, Advanced Reactors

Office of New Reactors

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

 

 

Mr. Ramzi Jammal 

Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer

Regulatory Operations Branch, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Uhle

Director of Reactor Safety Programs

Jensen Hughes

 

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

 

XII. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE VI

 

Nuclear Hybrid Gas Reactor

 

Mr. Michael Keller 

President and CEO

Hybrid Power Technologies, LLC

 

NuGen Engine

 

Mr. Steve Rhyne

Founder and CEO

NuGen, LLC

 

XIII. ADVANCED REACTORS DEPLOYMENT

        

Mr. David Blee – Moderator

Executive Director 

U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council

 

Mr. Charles Hess

Vice President 

High Bridge Associates

 

Mr. Irfan Ali

Managing Director

Energy Innovation Reform Project (EIRP)

 

Dr. Bronwyn Hyland

Program Manager, Small Modular and Advanced Reactor Technologies

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

 

Dr. Andrew Sowder

Technical Executive

Advanced Nuclear Technology

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

 

Dr. Ron Faibish

Senior Director of Business Development

General Atomics

 

CLOSING REMARKS & ADJOURN

 

 

OPTIONAL TOURS

 

3:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Participants of the Advanced Reactors Technical Summit V & Showcase will have the opportunity to take part in one of the optional tours:

 

1. Texas A&M's Nuclear Science Center's TRIGA Reactor; *

2. Thermal Hydraulic Research Laboratory;

3. Fuel Cycle and Materials Laboratory

 

* Please note: The NSC's TRIGA Reactor tour is fully subscribed. 

The Advanced Reactors Summit VI

& Technology Trailblazers Showcase

@ UC San Diego

 

January 29-31, 2019 | UC San Diego

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The Advanced Reactors Summit VI & 

Technology Trailblazers Showcase

January 29-31, 2019 | UC San Diego

About USNIC

The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) is the leading U.S. business consortium advocate for new nuclear and promotion of the American supply chain globally. Composed of over 80 companies USNIC represents the "Who's Who" of the nuclear supply chain community, including key utility movers, technology developers, construction engineers, manufacturers and service providers. USNIC encompasses eight working groups and select task forces. For more information visit www.usnic.org.