Richard K. Lester

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Articles & Papers

J. Mertens et al, “From Emissions to Resources: Mitigating the Critical Raw Material Supply Chain Vulnerability of Renewable Energy Technologies”, Mineral Economics, (2024)

R.K.Lester et al, “Managing United States-China University Relations and Risks”, Science, 2023, Vol 380, Issue 6642, pp. 246-248.

N. Sepulveda, J. Jenkins, A. Edington, D. Mallapragada, and R.K. Lester, “The Design Space for Long-Duration Energy Storage in Decarbonized Power Systems”, Nature Energy (2021)

Richard K. Lester, “The Open University”, The Wire China, 21 February 2021.

Richard K. Lester, The Open University — Universities to U.S. government: When it comes to China, help us help you, The Wire, February 2021

Nestor A. Sepulveda, Jesse D. Jenkins, Aurora Edington, Dharik S. Mallapragada, and Richard K. Lester, “The design space for long-duration energy storage in decarbonized power systems”. Nature Energy, March 2021. Abstract. Full text

Richard K. Lester, “On the Risks and Benefits of New International Engagements”, MIT Faculty Newsletter, May/June 2020.

Richard K. Lester, “MIT’s Relationship to China”, MIT Faculty Newsletter, October 2018.

Richard K. Lester, “A great university is in a constant state of renewal”, February 2018 (PDF).

Richard K. Lester, “A Global Strategy for MIT”, May 2017.

Richard K. Lester, “Global MIT”, MIT Faculty Newsletter, Vol. XXIX No. 1 September / October 2016.

Junjie Cao, Armond Cohen, James Hansen, Richard Lester, Per Peterson, and Hongjie Xu, “China-U.S. Cooperation to Advance Nuclear Power”, Science, 353 (6299), 547–548, August 2016. Abstract and reprint. Full text.

R.K. Lester “A Roadmap for Nuclear Energy Technology” Issues in Science and Technology, Winter 2016

Richard Lester, Elisabeth Reynolds, Charles Sodini, Max Luke, Amaya Arcelus, “Growing Innovative Companies to Scale: How Does Massachusetts Measure Up?” MIT Industrial Performance Center Report, December 2015

R.K. Lester, D. Hart, “Closing the Energy-Demonstration Gap” Issues in Science and Technology, Winter 2015

E. Bates, M.J.Driscoll, R.K. Lester, B.W. Arnold, “Can Deep Boreholes Solve America’s Nuclear Waste Problem?” Energy Policy, February 2014

Richard Lester, “Energy Innovation”, in Production in the Innovation Economy, Richard M. Locke and Rachel L. Wellhausen (eds), MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2013.

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