Friday Nuclear Matinee 2/23: Advanced Reactors Critical to Energy Mix


This week’s Friday Matinee is a three-part presentation delivered originally on January 18, 2018, by the U.S. Department of Energy as a livestream.  The session was entitled “Energy Talks: Advanced Research, Nuclear Energy, Water Power.”

Two of the three speakers delivered presentations on nuclear energy topics.  The first presentation, entitled “Manufactured Chemistry: Rethinking Reactor Design in the Age of Advanced Manufacturing” was delivered by Addison Stark of ARPA.  Next, Alice Caponiti (who is the Director of the Office of Advanced Reactor Technologies for the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy) delivered an interesting presentation entitled “Advanced Reactors: Critical for our Future Energy Mix.”

Because the event was recorded live, it does not begin on the actual video until just past the 16:20 mark. Stark’s presentation was first, and Caponiti’s presentation begins at the 40:35 mark.

About Will Davis

Will Davis is the Communications Director for the N/S Savannah Association, Inc. where he also serves as historian, newsletter editor and member of the board of directors. Davis has recently been engaged by the Global America Business Institute as a consultant. He is also a consultant to, and writer for, the American Nuclear Society; an active ANS member, he is serving on the ANS Communications Committee 2013–2016. In addition, he is a contributing author for Fuel Cycle Week, and writes his own popular blog Atomic Power Review. Davis is a former US Navy reactor operator, qualified on S8G and S5W plants.