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Spring 2014

LNSP Seminar :: Wednesday, April 23
12:30 to 2:00PM in 24-213
Challenges in Promoting U.S. Civil Nuclear Reactor Exports

Dr. Vijay Sazawal
Director of Government Programs
United States Enrichment Corporation


The surging electricity demand in developing countries and a need to pursue clean energies for better environment have created new markets for nuclear power. How will the U.S. nuclear suppliers capitalize on new opportunities in the global market place? Dr. Sazawal provides a historical evolution of so-called “123 Agreements,&rdquo and an overview of the U.S. policies that have facilitated and, in some cases, hindered nuclear exports. He also addresses the global growth in nuclear power with emphasis on attributes that define new market conditions which are radically different from past practices. Finally, the author will discuss challenges in implementing the US–India nuclear deal.

Dr. Vijay Sazawal is a member of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC), sponsored by the US Department of Commerce that advises the US Government on nuclear exports. He has nearly 40 years of professional experience in the nuclear industry covering the entire fuel cycle. As director of Government Programs at the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC), Dr. Sazawal coordinates and pursues advocacy for existing and new business initiatives within various agencies of the US federal government. Prior to joining USEC Inc., Dr. Sazawal worked at COGEMA Inc. (now Areva Inc.) for 7 years as Vice President of Engineering and Technology. He started his engineering career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation which lasted 20 years. Dr. Sazawal played an active role as a subject matter expert (SME) to government and industry in the U.S.-India civil nuclear agreement, and continues to be a senior advisor to the US India Business Council (USIBC) on nuclear matters.

NSE Seminar :: Wednesday, April 23
3:00 to 4:00PM in 24-115
Atoms for Prosperity — DOE’s Nuclear Reactor Technologies Program

John Kelly
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies
Office of Nuclear Energy, US Department of Energy

Dr. John E. Kelly is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies in the Office of Nuclear Energy. His office is responsible for civilian nuclear reactor research and development portfolio, which includes DOE’s programs on Small Modular Reactors, LWR sustainability, and Generation IV reactors. His office is also responsible for the design, development, and production of radioisotope power systems, principally for NASA missions. In the international arena, Dr. Kelly chairs the Generation IV International Forum and the Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Energy (SAGNE).

Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Dr. Kelly spent 30 years at Sandia National Laboratories where he was engaged in a broad spectrum of research programs in nuclear reactor safety, advanced nuclear energy technology, and national security.

Dr. Kelly received his B.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan in 1976 and his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980.

ANS Seminar :: Friday, April 25

Margaret Harding 4Factor Consulting

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM :: April 28 and 29, 2014

Unlimited Energy Meets an Unlimited Resource:
Michael J. Driscoll and Nuclear Engineering at MIT

The Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) and the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES) are hosting a symposium on advances in nuclear energy on April 28 and 29 in honor of Professor Michael J. Driscoll, who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology