Nuclear Power Overview

Event Date: October 25, 2017
Speaker: Richard Loos, PE
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: WTHR 200
Contact Name: School of Nuclear Engineering
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5739
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Open To: Undergraduate students, graduate students
Priority: No
School or Program: Nuclear Engineering
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This presentation will provide an overview of the nuclear industry including various types of power reactors and reactor suppliers. A review of the nuclear power industry operating reactors and units under construction will be discussed. Five power reactor accidents will be discussed including the lessons learned from each event.  



Richard is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering (62’) and an MS in Nuclear Engineering (71’) He is a Registered Professional Engineer Mechanical and a Registered Professional Engineer Nuclear in the State of California.  He has over 40 years’ experience in the design, construction, start-up, testing, operation, maintenance, life extension, decommissioning and dismantlement of nuclear and fossil facilities in both the domestically and internationally. During his career with Bechtel Corporation he has worked as a design engineer, engineering supervisor, project engineer, chief nuclear engineer, engineering manager, vice president, and general manager of an international engineering company.  Some of his accomplishments include the development of the one-piece steam generator removal and replacement techniques for nuclear power stations; development of power plant life extension technology, and development of the New Safe Confinement design for the damaged reactor plant at Chernobyl. He has published papers on trends in generating station failures, and condition assessment approaches. 

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