In this episode, we discuss...

  • Kemal’s background in thermodynamics and personal evolution in the nuclear industry from Los Alamos to Idaho National Labs 

  • A deep dive into the Loss of Coolant Accident Scenario 

  • Complete loss of coolant versus partial loss of coolant and the aftermath of both

  • Kemal’s research in nuclear fuels and especially light water reactor fuels

  • Kemal’s thoughts on the relationship between the US government and nuclear industry and ways to overcome its flaws

  • Idaho National Lab’s GAIN (Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear) 

  • Kemal’s focused role on a new test reactor and its significance in research and development in nuclear technology 

  • Building support for nuclear in US Congress 

  • A behind the scenes look at designing a versatile reactor

Kemal Pasamehmetoglu

Director of Versatile Test Reactor, Idaho National Labs

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