15
Jun
2015

Yoon Il Chang, Argonne National Laboratory

NEIK had the honor of speaking with Dr. Yoon Il Chang of Argonne National Laboratory. He is Senior Technical Advisor and Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Chang spoke on novel features of the integral fast reactor, U.S.-Korea nuclear energy collaboration, and the future of nuclear power in the United States. 

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19
May
2015

Tom Blees, Science Council for Global Initiatives

NEIK had the honor of interviewing Tom Blees, President of Science Council for Global Initiatives. Mr. Blees spoke about the history of the integral fast reactor and its value in combatting climate change, U.S.-Korea nuclear energy cooperation, and how to finance next generation nuclear technology.

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8
Apr
2015

Nobuo Tanaka, Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ)

NEIK had the honor of interviewing Nobuo Tanaka, Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) and former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Mr. Tanaka spoke about the challenges of energy security worldwide, the future of global nuclear power, and the imperative of international collaboration on advanced nuclear reactor R&D.

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8
Jul
2014

Craig Piercy, American Nuclear Society

NEIK interviewed Craig Piercy, Washington Representative of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and Chair of the ANS Special Committee on American Nuclear Engagement. The interview broached upon a number of pertinent topics, including the state of the US nuclear industry in the era of shale gas, the importance of nuclear power in mitigating carbon emissions, and the role of the US in an evolving civil nuclear world.

22
Apr
2014

Dr. Gail Marcus

NEIK had the privilege of speaking with Gail Marcus, former Deputy Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), former President of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), former Principal Deputy Director of the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology, and the first woman to receive a PhD in nuclear engineering in the US. Dr. Marcus offered her perspectives on the role of nuclear energy, nuclear regulatory issues, and future developments in nuclear power technologies.

20
Sep
2013

Mr. Amir Shahkarami: Senior Vice President of Exelon Generation Company, CEO of Exelon Nuclear Partners

NEIK spoke with Amir Shahkarami, Senior Vice President of Exelon Generation Company and CEO of Exelon Nuclear Partners. During his interview, Mr. Shahkarami drew upon his extensive experience in the nuclear industry and spoke on various issues, including nuclear safety culture, operational excellence, and international collaboration in civil nuclear matters.

27
Aug
2013

Mr. Jack Spencer: Director of the Roe Institute at the Heritage Foundation

NEIK had the pleasure of speaking with Jack Spencer, Director of the Roe Institute at the Heritage Foundation, where he oversees research on a wide range of domestic economic issues, including federal spending, energy and environment, and regulation. Prior to his current position, Mr. Spencer specialized in nuclear energy issues both domestically and internationally, frequently writing on such topics as waste management, next generation technologies, and industry subsidies.

26
Apr
2013

Tayuka Hattori, President of JAIF

NEIK interviews Takuya Hattori, President of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF) and President of the JAIF International Cooperation Center. As President of JAIF, Mr. Hattori spearheads efforts to promote the safe and peaceful utilization of nuclear energy in Japan and cooperation with nuclear energy organizations overseas.

23
Jan
2013

Dr. Joonhong Ahn

NEIK speaks with Dr. Joonhong Ahn, professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Ahn received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 1988, and currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in nuclear waste management.

18
Jul
2012

Mr. Daniel Lipman: Senior Vice President, Westinghouse Electric Company

Alan Ahn of NEIK speaks with Mr. Daniel Lipman, Senior Vice President of Westinghouse Electric Company. Previously, Mr. Lipman served as Senior Vice President, Nuclear Power Plants responsible for managing the global deployment of new reactors, as well as President of Westinghouse Asia, in which he was responsible for China, South Korea, and Taiwan.


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