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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Matthew Denman: On Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Probabilistic risk assessment is a systematic methodology for evaluating risks associated with a complex engineered technology such as nuclear energy. PRA risk is defined in terms of possible detrimental outcomes of an activity or action, and as such, risk is characterized by three quantities: what can go wrong, the likelihood of the problem, and the resulting consequences of the problem.
Matthew Denman is principal engineer for reliability engineering at Kairos Power and the chair of the American Nuclear Society and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Joint Committee on Nuclear Risk Management’s Subcommittee of Standards Development. As a college student at the University of Florida, Denman took a course on PRA but didn’t enjoy it, because he did not see its connection to the nuclear power industry. Later, during his Ph.D. study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his advisor was Neil Todreas, a well-known thermal hydraulics expert. Todreas was working on a project with George Apostolakis, who would leave MIT to become a commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The project, “Risk Informing the Design of the Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor,” was a multi-university effort funded through a Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI) grant. Todreas and Apostolakis were joined in this project by a who’s who of nuclear academia, including Andy Kadak (MIT, ANS past president [1999–2000]), Mike Driscoll (MIT), Mike Golay (MIT), Mike Lineberry (Idaho State University, former ANS treasurer), Rich Denning (Ohio State University), and Tunc Aldemir (Ohio State University).
Thursday, April 8, 2021|8:45–10:00AM (9:45–11:00AM EDT)
Ishita Trivedi (NC State Univ.)
Edward Chen (NC State Univ.)
You are invited to an exciting plenary session at the annual Virtual ANS Student Conference 2021 (April 8th, 2021) as we ENLGITEN young generation with nuclear science and technology. Join us to hear more about the current outlook on nuclear by key members of the community. Panelists will discuss the future of nuclear energy in the private and public sectors while looking at innovation in nuclear.
WELCOME INTRODUCTION BY:
Dr. Kostadin Ivanov North Carolina State University
Dr. Mary Lou Dunzik-GougarANS President (2020-2021)
Dr. John Gilligan North Carolina State University
Director, Innovation Department Nuclear Electric Power Research Institute
Tanya HamiltonSenior Vice President,Nuclear Corporate Duke Energy
Tatiana IvanovaDeputy Head of the Division of Nuclear Science,Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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