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Laying the Foundation for New and Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the United States

Laying the Foundation for New and Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the United States


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is undertaking a study that will identify opportunities, risks, and barriers to the commercialization of new and advanced nuclear energy technologies in the United States over the next 30 years. This study will examine various topics related to deployment of nuclear technologies, including:
 
  • Research, development, and demonstration of new technologies
  • Operational characteristics, grid safety, and interaction with renewable generation
  • Economic, regulatory, and business challenges
  • Alternative fuels and enrichment levels
  • International nuclear energy cooperation, national security, and proliferation risks
  • Non-energy applications (e.g. desalination, process heat)
  • Workforce and educational needs for deployment of new nuclear technologies
We are looking for 15 volunteers with expertise in the following areas:
  • Nuclear physics
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Nuclear plant design, construction, operation, and management
  • National security and arms control
  • Nuclear fuel cycles, including enrichment and disposal
  • Nuclear energy policy, risk, regulation, economics, and international affairs
  • Grid reliability
  • Electricity system operations, markets, and regulation
  • Non-electrical applications of nuclear energy
  • Environmental science and engineering


We invite you to submit nominations for committee members and/or reviewers for this study by August 10, 2020.

Contact information:
Name:  Rebecca DeBoer
Email:  rdeboer@nas.edu
Phone:  202-334-2421

https://www.nationalacademies.org/bees/board-on-energy-and-environmental-systems