The Advanced Reactors Summit VI & Technology Trailblazers Showcase @ UC San Diego

ADVANCED REACTORS SUMMIT VI & TECHNOLOGY TRAILBLAZERS SHOWCASE UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE U.S. NUCLEAR INDUSTRY COUNCIL AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

JANUARY 29-31 2019 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Tuesday, January 29 – Career Fair & Welcome Reception The Price Center at UC San Diego

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11:00am – 1:00pm 4:00pm – 5:30pm 6:00pm – 7:30pm

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CLEAN ENERGY TALK CAREER FAIR
WELCOME RECEPTION

Wednesday, January 30 – Plenary The Price Center at UC San Diego

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8:00 am

I. WELCOME

Dr. Miroslav Krstic

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research;
Director of Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics UC San Diego

Dr. Albert P. Pisano

Professor and Dean
UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

Mr. Linden S. Blue

Vice Chairman General Atomics

II. STAGE SETTERS

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Transformation & Licensing Modernization

Hon. David A. Wright, Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

8:20 am

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Update

10:00 am 10:15 am

Mr. Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice President & Chief Regulatory Operations Officer Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Nuclear Programs

Mr. Shane Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Technology U.S. Department of Energy, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear Update

Dr. Rita Baranwal, Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear Idaho National Laboratory

III. PANEL: FROM VERY SMALL TO MEGA: THE RIGHT REACTOR SIZE FOR THE RIGHT APPLICATION

Advanced reactors of various sizes are under development: from the very small (micro) for off-grid terrestrial and space applications to the very large, grid baseload-oriented systems. Panelists representing the range of reactor sizes will discuss their unique applications and design features in addition to challenges and innovative ideas to their future successful deployment.

Dr. Ron Faibish – Moderator, Senior Director of Business Development, Nuclear Technologies and Materials General Atomics

Dr. Mark Peters, Laboratory Director, Idaho National Laboratory

Mr. Chris Levesque, President and CEO TerraPower

Ms. Karin Feldman, Vice President, Program Management NuScale Power

Mr. Ken Canavan, Chief Technology Officer Westinghouse Electric Company

Dr. Jacob DeWitte, Founder and CEO, Oklo Inc.

IV. SPECIAL UPDATE: LICENSING & FIRST MOVER DEPLOYMENT

Hon. Jeffrey Merrifield, Former Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission &, Chairman, USNIC Advanced Reactor Task Force; Partner – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

V. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE I & WORKING LUNCH Energy Multiplier Module (EM2)

Dr. Christina Back, Vice President, Nuclear Technologies and Materials Energy Group, General Atomics

Perspectives and Prospects for a U.S. Compact Fusion Pilot Plant

Dr. Richard Buttery, DIII-D Experimental Science Director DIII-D National Fusion Facility General Atomics

VI. PANEL: ADVANCED FUELS: NEEDS, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Discussion on the latest status and plans for advanced nuclear fuels. The session will also feature a specific discussion on the need for high-assay enriched uranium and overall nuclear fuel enrichment capabilities in the U.S. in order to accommodate fuel requirements for future deployment of various types of advanced reactors.

Mr. Spencer Nelson – Moderator, Program Director ClearPath

Mr. Elmer Dyke, Senior Vice President, Business Operations & Chief Commercial Officer, Centrus Energy

Dr. Jon Carmack, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Nuclear Energy U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Alan Icenhour, Associate Laboratory Director, Nuclear Science & Engineering, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mr. Joel Duling, President, Nuclear Operations Group BWX Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Jeff Whitt, Director, Government Services Framatome

VII. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE II
On the Cusp of a New Energy Paradigm

4:50 pm

Dr. Michl Binderbauer, Chief Executive Officer TAE Technologies

VIII. SPECIAL UPDATE: VERSATILE TEST REACTOR

Dr. Kemal Pasamehmetoglu, Executive Director for the Versatile Test Reactor Idaho National Laboratory

IX. PANEL: ADVANCED REACTORS: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

This session will feature international perspectives on the state of advanced reactor concepts and deployment around the world. What are some of the common challenges and opportunities?

Mr. David Blee – Moderator President & CEO U.S. Nuclear Industry Council

Dr. Sama Bilbao y León Head – Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Ms. Kirsty Gogan Co-Founder & Executive Director Energy for Humanity

Dr. Kathryn McCarthy Vice-President, Research and Development Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

X. SPECIAL UPDATE: ARPA-E NUCLEAR PROGRAM UPDATE

Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh, Program Director, Advanced Nuclear Reactor Systems

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)

XI. SPECIAL UPDATE: ADVANCED NUCLEAR, MEET YOUR CUSTOMER

Mr. Tay Stevenson, Partner, Envoy Public Labs

ADJOURN DAY ONE PLENARY

TRAILBLAZER AWARDS RECEPTION The Price Center at UC San Diego

Thursday, January 31 – Plenary The Price Center at UC San Diego

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XII. SPECIAL UPDATE: SPACE APPLICATIONS FOR ADVANCED NUCLEAR

Mr. Lee Mason

STMD Principal Technologist for Power & Energy Storage Glenn Research Center
National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA)

XIII. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE III
GE Hitachi’s BWRX-300, PRISM, VTR Reactors

Dr. Jon Ball, Executive Vice President, Nuclear Plant Projects GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

XIV. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE IV
The Art of Advancing Nuclear Technology

Mr. Robin Rickman, Vice President of Corporate Development Terrestrial Energy

XV. PANEL: MODELING & SIMULATION AND THEIR INCREASING IMPORTANCE TO LICENSING OF ADVANCED NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS

Modeling and simulations have undergone dramatic transformation in recent years that has led to codes and computational approaches with ever-increasing levels of fidelity and precision. Such codes and approaches could potentially augment experimental data to provide additional valuable performance data for advanced reactor systems and related technologies, which could not have been achieved a few years ago. The discussion will focus on the promise of modeling and simulation in accelerating the design and eventual deployment of advanced nuclear technologies.

Dr. Hussein Khalil – Moderator, Director, Nuclear Energy and Security Program Distinguished Fellow
Argonne National Laboratory

Mr. Shane Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Technology U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Christopher R. Stanek, NEAMS National Technical Director Los Alamos National Laboratory

Mr. Raymond Furstenau, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Dr. David Kropaczek, Director, CASL, Oak Ridge National Lab

Mr. John Bolin, Senior Staff Engineer General Atomics

XVI. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE V

Accelerating Small HTGR Through Modeling and Simulation, Dr. Martin van Staden

Vice President, Reactor Development X-energy

XVII. SPECIAL UPDATE: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY’S TRANSFORMATIONAL CHALLENGE REACTOR PROGRAM

Dr. Kurt Terrani, Technical Lead, Transformational Challenge Reactor Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory

XVIII. PANEL: THE NEXUS BETWEEN FISSION AND FUSION: ADVANCED MATERIALS AND BEYOND

Both nuclear fission and fusion technologies have the need for advanced and innovative materials to accommodate extreme operating conditions associated with high temperature, corrosion, and particularly tolerance to high levels of radiation induced damage. The panel will feature a discussion on these common challenges and joint opportunities for addressing them, as well as latest specific status of fusion technology and its future prospects.

Dr. Farhat Beg – Moderator, Director, Center for Energy Research (CER); Principal Investigator, HEDP Group; Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, UC San Diego

Mr. Michael Delage, Chief Technology Officer General Fusion

Dr. Christian Deck, Advanced Materials Group Leader General Atomics

Dr. Steven J. Zinkle, UTK/ORNL Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials Department of Nuclear Engineering and Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Tennessee

Dr. George Tynan, Associate Dean of Engineering; Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

XVIV. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE VI

Starting a Generic Early Site Permit for Advanced Reactors

Mr. Paul Murray, Senior Vice President Orano Federal Services

XVV. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE VII & WORKING LUNCH SMR Initiative for Puerto Rico

Mr. Eddie Guerra, Senior Engineer, Structural Arup, Hybrid-Nuclear Energy Update

Mr. Michael Keller, President & CEO, Hybrid Power Technologies

XVI. SUMMARY & CHARGE

2:15 pm ADJOURN DAY TWO PLENARY

Optional Tours 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Optional General Atomics Tour

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

Tour Option 1:

The DIII-D National Fusion Facility and the SiGA – Silicon Carbide Composites Labs.
Location: GA’s Main Campus, Torrey Pines, CA.

Tour Option 2:

GA’s Magnet Technology Center. Location: Poway, CA.