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Advanced reactors: Now comes the hard part
Designing a reactor is complicated but building one may be harder. Even companies that have had lots of practice haven’t always done it well. And all the power reactors in service today were built by companies that had years of experience in other kinds of big steam-electric power plants. In contrast, some of the creative new designs now moving toward commercialization come from start-ups that have never built anything at all. How should they prepare?
The Human Factors, Instrumentation and Controls Division established the Joseph Naser Undergraduate Scholarship in November 2016.
Dr. Joseph Naser was a Technical Executive with the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Nuclear Power Sector in the Plant Technology Department. Prior to that, he was the manager of the Nuclear Power Sector’s Instrumentation and Control Program. He was with EPRI for 41 years working in a number of different areas. His major emphases were in the areas of control and protection systems; human-system support systems; human factors engineering aspects of digital systems, control rooms, modeling and simulation; productivity improvements; visualization, and artificial intelligence. He was the EPRI lead on the Joint DOE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program and EPRI Long-Term Operation Program for the topic area of Advanced Instrumentation, Information and Controls Technologies. He was responsible for over 140 EPRI technical reports.Before coming to EPRI, he worked at the Argonne National laboratory in low energy physics and later in fast reactor physics. One year while at EPRI he taught Nuclear Physics part-time at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Naser has worked on several projects with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) contributing to twenty-one nuclear power plant reports. He has over 300 publications and major conference presentations. He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.Dr. Naser has a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University in Science Engineering. He has a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He received a Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Dr. Naser is retired. In addition to several hobbies, he is keeping up with some of the advances in nuclear reactor technology, artificial intelligence, as well as NASA and other space technology advances.
Human Factors, Instrumentation and Controls Division (HFICD)
A selection committee will be established by the Human Factors, Instrumentation and Controls Division
Undergraduate (Sophomore and above)
1 awarded annually @ $2,000/each
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