Department of Nuclear Engineering
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[Seminar] Energy Research at Idaho National Laboratory: Nuclear Energy and Integrated Energy Systems for the Nation’s Low-Carbon Energy Future
September 1, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dr. Marianne C. Walck
Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology
Chief Research Officer
Idaho National Laboratory
As the nation moves toward a new paradigm for the low-carbon energy system of the future, the role of nuclear energy is at a turning point. The future system requires an integrated approach that uses all available sources to produce electricity, fuels, and heat for the full spectrum of applications, including commercial uses, buildings, and heavy-duty transportation. The need for clean baseload power in this system is increasingly recognized, as grid-scale long-term energy storage is yet to be achieved. As the Department of Energy’s nuclear energy R&D national laboratory, INL is taking a leadership role in developing and demonstrating innovative nuclear systems for the future that will provide clean electric power and high-grade heat for integrated energy systems, as well as small reactors that can provide application-specific power and heat. The presentation will describe INL’s initiatives and programs in nuclear power and in developing integrated energy systems for the nation’s clean energy future.
Dr. Marianne Walck provides strategic leadership, direction, and integration for research, science and technology at INL in her role as deputy lab director for Science and Technology and Chief Research Officer. Formerly vice president of Sandia National Laboratories’ California laboratory and the vice president in charge of Sandia’s Energy and Climate Program, she has more than 25 years of DOE national laboratory technical leadership experience, including technical program leadership, research leadership, and line, personnel, and site management. Dr. Walck serves on several advisory boards for universities and technical institutes, including the Texas A&M Energy Institute, and is a Senior Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology. She earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in geology/physics from Hope College. She holds memberships in the American Geophysical Union, the Seismological Society of America, the Association for Women Geoscientists, the American Nuclear Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Thursday, September 1. 2022
4:00 pm seminar
Hybrid Option (Speaker is in person)
zoom (link upon request)
Room 1202 Burlington Labs