Nuclear Energy R&D Program Leader, Argonne National Lab

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Hussein's fascination with reactor physics and kinetics

  • Methods used to recover detailed information of reaction rates in the core

  • The definition of course information 

  • How reducing computational uncertainty allows design closer to material capability

  • Time-dependent changes to chemical structures

  • How predictions and data encourage the move away from light water reactors

  • The implications of pyro-processing 

  • The Generation 4 Initiative and the future of nuclear reactors

  • How to economically analyze technology options 

  • The importance of having a diverse system of commercially-pursued technology

  • Addressing the challenge of bringing new technologies to the market 

Hussein Khalil

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