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Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

Oct 29, 2018

In this episode we discuss...

  • Alan’s background in the Navy and personal journey in the nuclear space
  • The role and history of ORNL in the Manhattan Project and across the broader nuclear field
  • Information that can be shared from Navy nuclear experiences to the private sector
  • Characteristics of plutonium 238 and reasons for use
  • The evolution of radioactive waste disposal
  • Alan’s work as Associate Laboratory Director at ORNL
  • Creating and implementing a long-term strategic plan for ORNL
  • Development of radio isotopes in other industries, like actinium 225 for targeted alpha therapy in cancer treatment
  • Development and production of californium 222
  • A deep dive into the Transformational Challenge Reactor Project
  • Learnings and innovation from accelerated deployment and advanced manufacturing techniques