On March 3rd, CANES celebrated its 15th year anniversary as an integral part of the MIT energy community and a research hub that brings together industry, national lab, and leading international organizations to collaborate on pushing forward our understanding and design of advanced nuclear energy systems. As part of the celebration a new CANES-MIT Low-Carbon Energy Center conference room located in the late Professor Mujid Kazimi’s former office was dedicated in his honor. Founded in 2001 by NSE Professor Mujid Kazimi, CANES has established itself as a leading research center at MIT and has produced over 250 publications since its inception. Known as someone who built bridges across the institute and international research community, Professor Kazimi provided the vision and groundwork for assembling the necessary collaborators, funding, and culture to establish CANES as a lasting center for excellence that continues to grow. In CANES, Professor Kazimi fostered an environment that was as much about studying the future of nuclear energy as training and enabling the future leaders in the field.
The ceremony was attended by Professor Kazimi’s wife Nazik and children Yasmeen and Omar, and his many colleagues across the institute. Nazik Kazimi performed the ceremonial ribbon cutting to dedicate the conference room and open its doors to the MIT community.
Written by Samuel Shaner
Photos by Justin Knight