Andy Klein

1204 Whiskey Rd, Suite B
Aiken, SC 29803-4318
(803) 649-3456

Up & Atom Breakfasts

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Is Pleased to Present:
A Special Dinner Meeting
Co-Sponsored by American Nuclear Society - Savannah River Section

Dr. Andrew C. Klein
President, American Nuclear Society

Topic: Advancing Advanced Reactors

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
North Augusta Community Center
495 Brookside Ave. (off East Buena Vista Ave.), North Augusta SC
6:00 p.m. Social/Registration, 6:45 p.m. Buffet Dinner
7:30 p.m. Announcements, 7:45 p.m. Presentation

Presentation: "Advancing Advanced Reactors" - Nuclear energy is facing some difficult challenges as well as numerous opportunities in the years ahead. This presentation will discuss the importance of nuclear energy in meeting global climate change targets, the difficulties experienced by some currently operating plants, and some ideas to preserve these important national assets. It will also cover recent advances in advanced reactors, including small modular reactors. It will also briefly include a discussion of a new project by the American Nuclear Society to identify the Nuclear Grand Challenges that would lead to significantly improving the delivery of nuclear science and technology solutions for the betterment of humankind.

Speaker: Dr. Klein is a professor in the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Oregon State University and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Nuclear Society. He has been a member of the faculty at Oregon State University since 1985. He was on loan from Oregon State to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as Director of Educational Partnerships and served as a member of the Leadership-Management Team at INL from March 2005 to September 2009. During that time, he also held an appointment as a visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dr. Klein's research areas include nuclear energy policy, nuclear energy systems design and analysis, radiation shielding, nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards and security, and space and fusion energy systems. He has authored more than 125 technical publications and is the editor for the international ANS publication, Nuclear Technology. He received a B.S. in nuclear engineering from Pennsylvania State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Klein has been a member of the American Nuclear Society since 1984 and active in the Aerospace Nuclear Science & Technology Division, as well as the Education, Training, & Workforce Development Division. He currently is a member of the National Nuclear Accrediting Board for the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations and the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Nuclear Studies.


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