Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs

Title:

LANL Microreators for Space and Terrestrial Applications

Speaker:

Mr. Matthew Griffin

Affiliation:

Program Manager, Applied Energy Program, LANL

When:

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM

Where:

Boggs Building, Room 3-47

Host:

Steve Biegalski
daphne.brown@me.gatech.edu
4043855502

Abstract

With growing momentum in the pursuit of microreactor development for remote Earth applications and increased interest in fission surface power for Moon and Mars outposts, LANL has been leveraging its long history with designing and building microreactors as well as its advanced computing resources to enable this technology. This seminar will provide an overview of LANLs history with microreactors and a snapshot of current capabilities and efforts. Lastly, the seminar will provide insight on technology trends and collaborations leading us into the future self-regulating remote fission power.


Biography

Matt is a Program Manager for the Applied Energy Program at LANL where he facilitates the use of distributed capabilities across LANL to support national and international needs. In this position, he has had the opportunity to help lead micro reactor engagements. Prior to his current position, he led various activities at LANL and Sandia involving nuclear and radiological activities.

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