Facing Nuclear Power
Anne Frances Johnson, Rapporteur
Committee on Laying the Foundation
for New and Advanced Nuclear
Reactors in the United States
Board on Energy and Environmental
Division on Engineering and Physical
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Proceedings of a Workshop
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COMMITTEE ON LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR NEW AND ADVANCED NUCLEAR REACTORS IN THE UNITED STATES
RICHARD A. MESERVE, NAE,1 Covington & Burling, LLP, Chair
AHMED ABDULLA, Carleton University
TODD ALLEN, University of Michigan
JAQUELIN COCHRAN, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
MICHAEL L. CORRADINI, NAE, University of Wisconsin–Madison
RICHARD CUPITT, Stimson Center
LESLIE DEWAN, Criticality Capital and RadiantNano
HEATHER FELDMAN,2 Electric Power Research Institute
MICHAEL FORD, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
KIRSTY GOGAN, LucidCatalyst
NING KANG, Idaho National Laboratory
ALLISON M. MACFARLANE, University of British Columbia
DAVID K. OWENS, Xcel Energy, Inc.
JAMES RISPOLI, North Carolina State University
RACHEL SLAYBAUGH,3 DCVC
SOLA TALABI, Pittsburgh Technical
STEVEN J. ZINKLE, NAE, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
K. JOHN HOLMES, Board Director and Scholar, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES)
KASIA KORNECKI, Study Director and Program Officer, BEES
CATHERINE WISE, Program Officer, BEES
REBECCA DEBOER, Research Associate, BEES
KYRA HOWE, Research Assistant, BEES
JASMINE BRYANT, Program Assistant, BEES
CHARLES FERGUSON, Director, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board (NRSB)
JENNIFER HEIMBERG, Senior Program Officer, NRSB
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2 Resigned April 2022.
3 Resigned May 2022.
BOARD ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
JARED COHON, NAE,1 Carnegie Mellon University, Chair
VICKY BAILEY, Anderson Stratton Enterprises, LLC
CARLA BAILO, Center for Automotive Research
DEEPAKRAJ M. DIVAN, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology
MARCIUS EXTAVOUR, XPRIZE
T.J. GLAUTHIER, TJG Energy Associates, LLC
PAULA GLOVER, Alliance to Save Energy
NAT GOLDHABER, Claremont Creek Ventures
DENISE GRAY, LG Chem Michigan, Inc.
JOHN KASSAKIAN, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BARBARA KATES-GARNICK, Tufts University
ARATI PRABHAKAR, NAE, Actuate
JOSÉ SANTIESTEBAN, NAE, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
ALEXANDER SLOCUM, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
GORDON VAN WELIE, NAE, ISO New England, Inc.
DAVID G. VICTOR, University of California, San Diego
JOHN C. WALL, NAE, Cummins, Inc.
ROBERT WEISENMILLER, California Energy Commission (Retired)
JETTA WONG, JLW Advising
K. JOHN HOLMES, Director and Scholar
JAMES ZUCCHETTO, Senior Scientist
ELIZABETH ZEITLER, Associate Director
BRENT HEARD, Program Officer
KASIA KORNECKI, Program Officer
CATHERINE WISE, Program Officer
REBECCA DEBOER, Research Associate
KYRA HOWE, Research Assistant
JASMINE BRYANT, Program Assistant
HEATHER LOZOWSKI, Financial Manager
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ORTWIN RENN, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)–Potsdam, and
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