Friday 8th November, 2013
11:30am to 11:45am
The world needs it to fight global warming. There are many barriers, however, to broader adoption of nuclear power - including negative public perception. Leslie will be talking about what changes might be coming in the future of nuclear power generation, a wide range of new designs are making nuclear power safer, cheaper, and with orders of magnitude less waste. New people, with new technology, are figuring out how to use nuclear engineering to save the world.
Founder, Transatomic Power
Dr. Leslie Dewan is a co-founder and Chief Scientist of Transatomic Power, a nuclear reactor design company developing safe and environmentally-friendly nuclear power plants. She received her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT in 2013, with a research focus on computational nuclear materials. She also holds S.B. degrees from MIT in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. Before starting her Ph.D., she worked for a robotics company in Cambridge, MA, where she designed search-and-rescue robots and equipment for in-field identification of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. Dr. Dewan is a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow, an MIT Presidential Fellow, and was named a Forbes “30 Under 30″ in Energy in December 2012.
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