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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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Public support for nuclear energy is highest among plant neighbors
Ninety-one percent of residents living near U.S. nuclear power plants have a favorable impression of those plants, according to Bisconti Research’s ninth biennial survey. In addition, 88 percent of those residents have positive opinions of nuclear energy in general, and 78 percent would support the addition of a new reactor at their neighboring plant—a number that increases to 86 percent if the new reactor is a small modular reactor.
International Conference on Physics of Reactors 2022 Plenary SPeaker
Director of Technology Strategy
Dr. Cristian Rabiti joined USNC as Director of Technology Strategy. He is currently focused on developing the U.S. market and framing the Micro Modular Reactor technology in the context of the integrated energy systems. He is also engaged in modeling and simulation activities to support the licensing of Micro Modular Reactors.
Prior to joining USNC, Dr. Rabiti worked at Idaho National Laboratory where he led the development and application of tools for technoeconomic analysis of integrated energy systems. He explored how nuclear energy could be used to achieve a decarbonized and affordable U.S. energy system. Previously, he was involved in software tool development for nuclear reactor core simulations. Before joining Idaho National Laboratory, he served as a neutron transport software developer at Argonne National Laboratory.
Dr. Rabiti received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Stuttgart in Germany, and an Executive MBA from IE Business School in Madrid.
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