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Structural and Functional Materials for Fission and Fusion Reactors

Track Chair: M. Grace Burke

University of Manchester, UK

Prof. M. Grace Burke, FASM, FIMMM, FMSA, FRMS, is the Director of the Materials Performance Centre at the University of Manchester, where she leads investigations of materials’ behavior in nuclear power systems.

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Co-Chair & Invited Speaker: Kevin Field

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Dr. Kevin Field is Research Staff for the Nuclear Materials Science and Technology (NMST) group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where he specializes in alloy development and radiation effects in ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.

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Co-Chair: Sosuke Kondo,

University of Kyoto, Japan

Dr. Kondo is Associate Professor in the research area of Nuclear Materials Engineering at Institute of Materials Research (IMR), Tohoku University since 2018. He also teaches material science at the Department of Quantum Science and Energy Engineering of Tohoku University.

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Invited Speaker: Micah Hackett

Kairos Power, LLC, USA

Dr. Hackett is the director of technology development at Kairos Power, LLC. He is currently directing teams on materials and fuels development, testing, and qualification as well as salt chemistry characterization and instrumentation.

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Invited Speaker: Akihiko Kimura

Kyoto University, Japan

Dr. Kimura has been a professor of Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University from 1997. He was vice director of the institute from 2013 to 2016, and program leader of several national projects on nuclear materials R&D. He received Ph. D of Eng., from Tohoku University in 1982.

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