CLASP Seminar Series: Prof. Justin Kasper of U-M CLASP
WHEN: October 1, 2020 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
CLASP Seminar Series: Prof. Justin Kasper of U-M CLASP will give a virtual lecture as part of the CLASP Seminar Series. Please join us!
This is a Zoom virtual event.
Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/95923093443?pwd=ZHVXdUttcEI1dndtWWhZZ1B6OWVJZz09
Meeting ID: 959 2309 3443
TITLE: Nuclear power and space exploration
ABSTRACT: After a career as a student, research scientist, civil servant, and professor, this summer I accepted a position with BWX Technologies, Inc (BWXT) as Deputy Chief Technology Officer. BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. For example, we manufacture the naval reactors and fuel for every submarine and aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy’s fleet and provide management and operations for more than a dozen DOE and NASA facilities. I have three goals for this seminar. First, I will give you three examples of the projects under way at BWXT that I am really excited about: nuclear thermal propulsion to enable human exploration in space, isotopes to treat cancer, and a new form of high temperature nuclear fuel that could meaningfully combat climate change by producing electrical power and serving as an industrial heat source. Second, I would like to tell you a little bit about what a CTO does in a company in general. And finally I would like to share some observations about what industry is like. I will try to leave a good amount of time at the end for discussion.