Register today for the final seminar of Energy Systems Engineering Fall 2023 Seminar Series: The Janak Raj Lectures. This seminar is available only online via Zoom.

Presented by:  Tina Taylor, Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer & Senior Director, R&D, Nuclear at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) 

 

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TIME: 12:00 PM Eastern Time 
LOCATION - ZOOM MEETING link to be sent prior to the seminar date
CONTACT US: inesei@lehigh.edu  


“Growing Demand for Nuclear Energy”
   

AbstractIn recent years, the nuclear power industry has seen a dramatic shift in demand. In the recent past, nuclear plants were facing serious economic headwinds and some were shut down purely for economic reasons. Over the last couple years there has been a dramatic increase in the demand for nuclear energy due to increased desire to achieve net zero economies, the growing demand for electricity and energy security and resiliency concerns. Government policies, actions from private companies and interest in nuclear beyond electricity have fueled a sudden surge in the desire for new nuclear. This talk will examine the drivers and opportunities for nuclear. Many of the ongoing activities will be reviewed and the challenges will be discussed.
      
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.

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