In this episode, we discuss...


  • Kurt’s background in microelectronics and early interest in nuclear energy

  • Kurt’s work as a nuclear fuel materials expert at Oak Ridge

  • The importance of modeling in establishing predictive practices

  • The value and role of national labs in driving big innovation within the industry

  • The Transformational Challenge Reactor Program

  • Stagnancy within the nuclear industry and the ways in which we can overcome it

  • Whether or not advanced manufacturing will have a true impact on nuclear economics

  • Small modular reactors and how they can benefit nuclear economics

  • Challenges of proving safety within the NRC regulations and guidelines

  • Pushing the boundaries of new materials within the nuclear industry

Kurt Terrani

Nuclear Fuel Materials, Oak Ridge National Labs

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