[scf-post-title] Courtesy of The Washington Examiner Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday that one of his agency’s goals is to push nuclear energy. “One of the things we want to do at [the Department of Energy] is to make nuclear energy cool again,” Perry said during a lengthy news conference at the White House…Details
[scf-post-title] AMS attended the annual NPIC HMIT Conference located this year in San Francisco, CA. The conference is an international forum for nuclear instrumentation and control and human factors engineering personnel to discuss a wide range of topics including the state of the industry, current direction and future trends. The conference always features government…Details
[scf-post-title] Courtesy of IAEA.org For the second year in a row, ten new nuclear reactors started to generate electricity in 2016, the highest number since the 1980s, according to the 2017 edition of the IAEA’s Nuclear Power Reactors in the World. As of 31 December 2016, 448 reactors were in operation worldwide, with a…Details
Veteran computer science researcher Thomas Zacharia has been named as the next director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
[scf-post-title] Courtesy of The Knoxville News-Sentinel Zacharia, who is credited with building ORNL into a global supercomputing power, most recently served as ORNL’s deputy for science and technology, according to a news release Thursday from UT-Battelle, the partnership that operates ORNL for the U.S. Department of Energy. “Thomas has a compelling vision for the future…Details
[scf-post-title] Courtesy of the American Nuclear Society Edward McGinnis was appointed the principal deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Nuclear Energy, effective immediately. He has been the deputy assistant secretary for international nuclear energy policy and cooperation in DOE since 2007, and also worked in the Office of Global Material Security. The Office…Details