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

Alan Icenhour

Associate Laboratory Director, Nuclear Science and Engineering,
Oak Ridge National Labs

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