Electric Power Research Institute wraps up fourth annual workshop at Vanderbilt

Workshop participants use an online decision-making tool during a session led by Steve Krahn. (Heidi Hall/Vanderbilt University)

Thirty government, academic and industry experts in nuclear fuel cycle technology just wrapped up the fourth annual EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) Nuclear Fuel Cycle Assessment Workshop, held Tuesday and Wednesday at Vanderbilt University.

The event focused on decision-making about nuclear reactors based on design, cost and other factors.

School of Engineering faculty, staff and graduate students organized and participated in the event. They included Steve Krahn, professor of practice of Nuclear Environmental Engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and principal investigator for work funded by EPRI, and Bethany Burkhardt, research staff member and workshop coordinator.

Graduate students in the nuclear environmental engineering group who participated were: Lyndsey Fyffe, Tim Ault and Andrea Gardiner. Undergraduate Colin Caldwell, a research intern working on thorium nuclear fuel cycles and a thorium literature database, also participated.


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