Fourth Annual Energy Materials Lecture
Organised by IOM Communications on behalf of the Energy Materials Group
Materials challenges to deployment of 21st century nuclear reactor systems – can we do better than the early pioneers?
Dame Sue Ion DBE, FRS, FREng – Chair of the Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board (NIRAB)
The science and engineering of materials have always been fundamental to the success of nuclear power to date. They are also the key to the successful deployment and operation of a new generation of nuclear reactor systems and their associated fuel cycles. The lecture will reflect on some of the historical issues, the challenges still prevalent today, the requirement for significant ongoing materials R&D and discusses the potential role of small modular reactors.
Time: Refreshments from 17:30, Lecture at 18:00