Discovery Park

Future Opportunities in Nuclear Power

October 16 @ 3:00 PM - - October 17 @ 5:00 PM - 10/16 in Stewart Center Loeb Playhouse and 10/17 in Burton D. Morgan (MRGN), room 121

The two-day event will (1) discuss knowledge gaps, challenges and opportunities in nuclear power, (2) showcase/poster session ‘Nuclear Energy Research at Purdue,’ and (3) identify interdisciplinary collaborations. The event will consist of a public lecture, a technical  keynote inauguration lecture, and a research workshop.

Five panel sessions include:

•Advances in Nuclear Fuel/Materials
•Advances in Reactor Concepts/Next Generation of Reactors
•Advances in Radiation Detection and Monitoring
•Industry Perspective - Research and Technical Challenges in Nuclear Power
•Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations

Discovery Lecture Series Speaker - Nuclear Power: Past, Present, and Future by Sal Golub, Associate Deputy Secretary for Nuclear Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy

Technical Keynote Inauguration Speaker - Research/technical challenges, opportunities for advanced nuclear energy systems in the 21st Century by Phillip Finck, Chief Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Fall, Idaho


There is no registration fee, however registration is required. Please register by Oct 13, 2014.


For more information contact: (Technical) Anter El-Azab ( and Pankaj Sharma ( or (Logistics) Jill Wable (

The Discovery Lecture Series and research workshop are co-sponsored: College of Engineering; Energy Center Discovery Park; School of Nuclear Engineering; Krannert Energy Club; Lilly Endowment Inc.; Purdue Chapter of American Nuclear Society; Purdue Energy Forum.


Poster Participants: Poster session will be from 4:00 -6:30 PM in the Loeb Atrium in STEW. You may bring your poster at 3:00 pm. Please remove your posters following the session. Posters should be 3' wide x 4' high.


Driving: Directions may be found here.


Parking: Event parking will be available behind the Birck Nanotechnology Building. Turn South on Martin Jischke to Nimitz Dr, first right off the round-about. Take a Right on Nimitz. Proceed through first stop sign and take a right at the stop sign for Marshall Drive. Enter the parking lot on the left. Please park where there are barricades with signs.“No Parking Police Orders”.


Ground Transportation:

Lafayette Limo service: or  (765)497-3828

Express Air Coach: or (765) 743-3120


Lodging: Accomodations may be made at the following:

Purdue Memorial Union (PMU)

101 North Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(800) 320-6291
(765) 494-8913

Hilton Garden Inn

356 E State St
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 743-2100

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