In this episode, we discuss...


  • Rosaura’s interest in nuclear from a young age and her personal journey through the industry

  • Rosaura’s PhD in material science at McMaster University where she focused on ceramics processing

  • A deep dive into the importance of ceramics processing in regards to creating nuclear fuel

  • Magnetic shape memory alloys

  • Challenges associated with fuel processing and manufacturing and how Canada Nuclear Labs is working to overcome them

  • What drives requirements for creating new fuel from spent fuel and the economics involved

  • Canada Nuclear Lab’s research regarding new fuels and their increased safety

  • The ratio of plutonium-239 and plutonium-240 and how it changes over fuel’s lifespan within a reactor

  • The importance of waste management technology to nuclear success

Rosaura Ham-Su

Fuel Development, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

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