Dr. Alan S. Hanson (PhD ’77) has been appointed Executive Director of a new international executive-level nuclear leadership education course in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. Over the next year Dr. Hanson will collaborate with NSE Professors Jacopo Buongiorno and Richard Lester to develop the course, which will focus on the strategies, operational practices, and technologies required to develop a successful nuclear energy program. Dr. Hanson brings more than 30 years of broad managerial, international, and engineering experience in the nuclear industry, most of which has been devoted to the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear waste management, and issues of non-proliferation.
“Our goal for the new course is for it to contribute to the safe and responsible use of nuclear power worldwide,” says Dr. Hanson. “We intend the course to emerge as a touchstone of international nuclear energy leadership education.”
The course will be offered for the first time in Spring of 2013.