Reactor Innovation Driving Next Generation Nuclear Designs

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

Date: Wednesday August 7, 2019

Time:  10:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

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. 

Session 1: Materials and Facility Design Session

Chair: Joseph King, ARPA-E


1. Gaurav Sant, UCLA

2. David Gandy, EPRI

3. Yann Le Pape, Oak Ridge National Lab


Session 2: Emerging Reactor Technologies Session 

Chair: Rachel Slaybaugh, ARPA-E


1. Jurie Van Wyk, Westinghouse

2. Adam Owens, Moltex

3. Ron Faibish, General Atomics


Session 3: Panel Discussion

Moderator: Ron Faibish, General Atomics


1. Peter Elder, Executive VP, CNSC

2. Jurie Van Wyk, Westinghouse

3. Adam Owens, Moltex

4. David Gandy, EPRI