Energy Systems Engineering Fall Seminar Series: The Janak Raj Lectures: "Opportunities & Challenges for Nuclear Energy"

Monday, November 28 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Virtual Event

Register today for the final installment of the semester of Energy Systems Engineering Fall 2022 Seminar Series: The Janak Raj Lectures.
This seminar is available only online via Zoom.
Presented by:  Tina Taylor, Senior Director of R & D, Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer at EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute)


TIME: 12:00 PM Eastern Time 
LOCATION - ZOOM MEETING link to be sent prior to the seminar date

AbstractOver the past decade the expansion of nuclear power has had many setbacks, including economic challenges, early plant retirements and extensive budget and schedule overruns for new builds. At this point in time there is a convergence of growing demand for carbon-free energy, favorable government support and the maturation of new technologies.  These conditions will drive a new plan for growth of nuclear for electricity production and other energy missions.
This talk will examine the opportunities and new challenges for nuclear energy through the next 25 years.

Bio: Tina Taylor is Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer and Senior Director, R&D and at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). She is responsible for a diverse portfolio of research addressing the most technically challenging issues facing nuclear power. Her team is responsible for work in the areas of maintenance, engineering,  equipment reliability, instrumentation and control, risk and safety management,

chemistry, fuel, high and low-level waste, and decommissioning. Additionally, Taylor is leading EPRI’s efforts related to training and technology transfer. Taylor has worked in the electric power industry for more than 30 years and joined EPRI in 1997. At EPRI, she has worked in a breadth of areas including nuclear power, environment, sustainability, renewables and engineering services. Prior to joining EPRI, Taylor specialized in chemistry and corrosion in nuclear plants, working as a senior engineer at B&W Nuclear Technologies and before that as an engineer at Northeast Utilities. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University.

If interested, please attend this presentation on
Monday, November 28th, at 12:00pm 
Eastern Time.

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General Public, Prospective Students, Undergrad Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni


Energy Systems Engineering Institute, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
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