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Ep. 422, Next Generation Titans: Kaylee Cunningham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

Release Date: 10/23/2023

Ep 437: Doug Sandridge - Executive Director, Oil & Gas Executives for Nuclear show art Ep 437: Doug Sandridge - Executive Director, Oil & Gas Executives for Nuclear

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

1) Doug’s early interest in nuclear energy, how he ended up in oil and gas, and his eventual return to his passion for nuclear 2) How Doug caught up on the history of nuclear and recent events, as well as his mission to create Oil & Gas Executives for Nuclear 3) How different industries can work together toward the goal of abundant clean energy 4) The future’s energy mix and the development of SMRs

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Ep 436: Richard Kidd - Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment and Energy, United States Department of Defense show art Ep 436: Richard Kidd - Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment and Energy, United States Department of Defense

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

1) How designing a net zero refugee camp led to Richard’s long-time advocacy for energy, sustainability, and, later, nuclear power 2) Richard’s work with the Department of Defense and how he saw the awareness of nuclear energy increase over time 3) The effects of climate change on valuable resources and how the Department of Defense made climate adaptation an effort 4) The use case for modular reactors at operational bases and growing enthusiasm for nuclear energy

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Ep 435: George Borovas - Head of Nuclear and Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP show art Ep 435: George Borovas - Head of Nuclear and Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

1) George’s move from Greece to the United States and how it led him to engineering, becoming a lawyer, and nuclear 2) Why George flew to Japan three weeks after Fukushima and how to communicate with people who aren’t familiar with nuclear 3) The involvement of government in nuclear energy and different ideas on the subject 4) New generations in nuclear and how their mindsets will shift the industry

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Ep 434: James Chesnut - Senior Vice President, Nuclear Operations, Day & Zimmermann show art Ep 434: James Chesnut - Senior Vice President, Nuclear Operations, Day & Zimmermann

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

1) How James got his start in the nuclear industry as a painter and who inspired him to start his career in the first place 2) Explaining nuclear in the 1980’s and how this advocacy has changed over time from generation to generation 3) Day & Zimmermann’s current work and upcoming projects 4) Encouraging people to join the nuclear workforce, advice for those looking to enter the industry, and why nuclear is here to stay

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Ep 433: Princess Mthombeni - Communications Specialist, The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation show art Ep 433: Princess Mthombeni - Communications Specialist, The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

1) How Princess ended up on the path to becoming a Nuclear Communication Specialist 2) The current nuclear development plans for South Africa and what this might look like in the future 3) Desalination, SMRs, and advocating for nuclear across the African continent 4) Princess’ vision for the future of nuclear and the energy mix as a whole

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Ep 432: Myrto Tripathi - President and Founder, Voices of Nuclear show art Ep 432: Myrto Tripathi - President and Founder, Voices of Nuclear

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

1) How Myrto arrived at energy, specifically nuclear energy, as the root enabler of prosperity 2) Voices of Nuclear, it’s mission and vision, and recent updates 3) A deep dive into the Voices of Nuclear “Energy Transition Scenario” and the relationship between innovation and progress 4) The symbolism and messaging of Voices and what they see for the future of nuclear energy

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Ep 431: Grace Stanke - Miss America 2023 and Nuclear Engineer show art Ep 431: Grace Stanke - Miss America 2023 and Nuclear Engineer

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

1) What sparked Grace’s resolve to become a part of the nuclear industry 2) Grace’s recent work as Miss America 2023 and an active nuclear advocate 3) Women in the nuclear industry, young people engaging in nuclear, and committing to changing misconceptions 4) What’s next for Grace and the continuation of her nuclear advocacy work, as well as core design engineering, in her next role

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Ep 430: Cyrille Molina - Founder and President, OAKRIDGE SAS show art Ep 430: Cyrille Molina - Founder and President, OAKRIDGE SAS

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

1) The stillness of the French nuclear sector in the 80’s and why Cyrille’s passion for physics led him there 2) The impetus for launching OAKRIDGE SAS and what the company focuses on 3) The countries OAKRIDGE SAS works with, current projects, and an exciting, recent announcement 4) SMRs, COP28, and what the future holds for nuclear energy

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Ep 429: Claire Schaffnit-Chatterjee - Head of Operations, Dual Fluid show art Ep 429: Claire Schaffnit-Chatterjee - Head of Operations, Dual Fluid

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

1) How interests in math, science, and saving the world lead Claire to nuclear energy 2) Dual Fluid’s technology and what’s behind the company name 3) Critical demonstration experiments and where they might take place 4) What the energy mix will look like in the future and how nuclear fits in to it all

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Ep 428: Sander De Groot - Co-Founder and Technical Lead, Thorizon show art Ep 428: Sander De Groot - Co-Founder and Technical Lead, Thorizon

Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy

1) Sander’s early career at NRG and nuclear energy in the Netherlands' 2) Thorizon’s Thorium molten salt reactor (MSR) design 3) Recent announcements from Thorizon 4) Where Sander sees nuclear energy in the global energy mix in the future

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4) The advice Kaylee would give to someone entering the nuclear industry and how she would like to see the industry evolve in the near future