Richard Lester is Japan Steel Industry Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is also the faculty chair and founding director of the Industrial Performance Center. His research focuses on local, national, and international systems of innovation, with an emphasis on the energy and manufacturing sectors. He is also active in research and teaching on nuclear technology management, innovation, and control. More
Richard Lester named associate provost for international activities
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As big data and AI take hold, what will it take to be an effective executive?
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Nuclear Innovation for the 21st Century
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Can we solve the energy problem without nuclear power?
Yale Climate and Energy Institute, July 6, 2014 watch