Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project Rededication

Held on April 8, 2022
North Campus, Ann Arbor

Direction of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project returned to the U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences (NERS) in September 2021. On April 8, 2022, we rededicated the memorial and reaffirmed the project’s commitment to advancing the peaceful uses of nuclear energy for the welfare of the human race.



Schedule

MMPP & The Next Generation of Advanced Nuclear Energy

April 8, 9am–1pm | Stamps Auditorium


9amWelcome and Motivation

Todd Allen and Kristine Svinicki
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9:15am21st Century Energy Needs, Drivers, and Challenges

Michael Craig
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9:30amHistory of the MMPP

Gary Was, Ronald Gilgenbach, John Lee, Brendan Kochunas (moderator)
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10am—21st Century Nuclear Power

John Kotek, Rita Baranwal, Andy Griffith, Jessica Lovering (moderator)
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10:45amAdvanced Reactors, Global Nuclear Commerce and Safeguarding Our Future

Christopher Ford, Sola Talabi (interviewer)
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11:15am—Social Engagement & Equity

Kara Colton, Emma Wong, Aditi Verma (moderator)
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11:45amNext Generation Leaders

Nick Touran, Micah Hackett, Kaitlyn Barr, Kelsy Green, River Bennett
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12:15pmWho’s in the Building

Alan Taub, Brendan Kochunas, Denia Djokic, Gabby Hoelzle, Gary Was, David Wehe, Zhong He, Igor Jovanovic, Sara Pozzi, Xiaodong Sun
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12:45pmClosing Remarks

Todd Allen and Kristine Svinicki
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Speakers

portrait of todd allen

Todd Allen

Chair, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences
Director, Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project

Kristine Svinicki

Adjunct Professor, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Michael Craig

Assistant Professor in Energy Systems U-M School of Environment and Sustainability

Gary Was

Professor, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Ronald Gilgenbach

Professor, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

John Lee

Professor Emeritus, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Brendan Kochunas

Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

John F. Kotek

Senior Vice President, Policy Development and Public Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute

Rita Baranwal

Chief Technology Officer, Westinghouse

Andrew Griffith

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Supply Chain, DOE

Jessica Lovering

Senior Visiting Scholar, Fastest Path to Zero Institute

Christopher Ford

Senior Advisor for Geopolitical Policy and Strategy, MITRE Corporation

Sola Talabi

Adjunct Professor, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Kara Colton

Energy Communities Alliance

Emma Wong portrait

Emma Wong

Electric Power Research Institute

Aditi Verma

Assistant Research Scientist, Assistant Professor (Fall 2022), U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Nick Touran

Senior Nuclear Engineer/Computational Physicist, TerraPower LLC

Micah Hackett

Director, Fuels & Materials, Kairos Power

Kaitlyn Barr

Master’s Student, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Kelsy Green

PhD Student, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

River Bennett

U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences, Fastest Path to Zero Institute

Alan I. Taub

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Denia Djokić

Assistant Research Scientist, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences, Fastest Path to Zero Institute

Gabrielle Hoelzle

Lead Data Scientist, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences, Fastest Path to Zero Institute

Zhong He

Professor, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

David Wehe

Professor, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Igor Jovanovic

Professor, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Sara Pozzi

Professor, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Xiaodong Sun

Professor, U-M Department of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Per Peterson portrait

Per Peterson

Chief Nuclear Officer, Kairos Power

William S. Floyd and Jean McCallum Floyd Chair in Engineering
Professor, Berkeley