Reactor Innovation Driving Next Generation Nuclear Designs

Coordinators: Professor Rachel Slaybaugh (ARPA-E/UC Berkeley) and Dr. Joseph A. King Jr.  (ARPA-E)

Wednesday August 7, 2019

The next generation of nuclear reactors will involve different sizes, coolants and fuels, operating pressures, and operating temperatures. This diversity of reactor types will likely require a myriad of construction strategies, designs and enhanced materials.  Innovators developing these different technologies will discuss their respective designs and anticipated construction needs. The workshop will be divided into three sessions. The list of speakers and additional details on each session will be posted soon.

1. Session-1: Next generation materials and facilities design.

2. Session-2: Emerging reactor technologies. 

3. Session-3: Interactive panel discussion to address how needs and capabilities can come together.