Purdue’s Atoms for Humanity symposium coming up

October 17, 2023, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe

Purdue University’s School of Nuclear Engineering is hosting a two-day Atoms for Humanity symposium on campus at the Stewart Center’s Eliza Fowler Hall on October 25–26. The symposium—which will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EDT) on the first day and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on the second day—will highlight the role of nuclear energy as a clean energy source. It is open to everyone, and no registration is required.

What it’s about: Purdue’s Center for Intelligent Energy Systems has organized the symposium to bring industry, government, and academic leaders in clean energy, together with students for discussions of scientific, technical, and policy approaches to nuclear power’s role in clean energy. Topics to be discussed include decarbonization, hydrogen production, electrification of transportation, integrated energy storage with renewables, district heating/combined heat and power, desalination, agriculture, and manufacturing.

Schedule of events: The featured speakers opening the symposium’s first day are Karen Plaut, executive vice president of research at Purdue, and Paul Kearns, director of Argonne National Laboratory. Wayne Chen, associate dean of research at Purdue, will open the second day, followed by a plenary lecture by Temitope Taiwo, division director of nuclear science and engineering at Argonne.

A list of speakers and full symposium program can be found online. In addition to panel discussions and keynote lectures, there will be a poster session on October 25 and a tour of Purdue’s nuclear facilities on October 26.

More information: Additional information about the Atoms for Humanity symposium can be obtained by contacting associate administrative assistant Teresa Luse at tluse@purdue.edu.

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