Clean Nuclear Energy: Past, Present, and Future

The first installment of Understanding Tomorrow’s Nuclear Energy – a lecture series sponsored by Purdue University and Duke Energy—will provide an overview of nuclear reactor technologies. Follow along from their first uses in submarines in the 1950s to the growth of nuclear power plants from the 1980-2000 to how small modular reactors could be used in the near future to provide safe, sustainable energy to power electrical grids, a university or even a remote village. Learn about the rigorous approval process for nuclear reactors, their safety systems and the evolution of reactor technology.

Purdue University and Duke Energy are jointly exploring the feasibility of using advanced nuclear energy to meet the West Lafayette campus long-term energy needs. The Understanding Tomorrow’s Nuclear Energy lecture series is designed for all audiences from industry experts to community members. All events will be presented in a hybrid format for both in-person and virtual attendance and RSVP is required.

Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr.

Former Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Former Director of the National Science Foundation, David A. Ross Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University In addition to having served as the head of the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University, Dr. Bement held appointments in the schools of Nuclear Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as a courtesy appointment in the Krannert School of Management.

August 30, 2022, 4-5pm EDT
Fowler Hall and virtual via livestream

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Aug 30 2022


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Fowler Hall, Purdue University
410 S Grant St, West Lafayette, IN 47907
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