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SRNL’s John Marra speaks to GOMD about materials for nuclear energy and impact of Fukushima incident

By Eileen De Guire / May 23, 2011

Credit: Eileen De Guire; ACerS As announced in an earlier post, John Marra, chief research officer at Savannah River National Lab spoke at the conference dinner at the annual meeting of the Glass and Optical Materials Division on May 17. The title of the talk was “Beyond Fukushima: Advanced materials to enable enhanced nuclear power…

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SRNL’s John Marra to address advanced materials lessons from Fukushima nuclear accident

By / May 6, 2011

Marra The ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division is holding its annual meeting May 15-19 in Savannah, Ga., and I just learned that nuclear energy materials expert John Marra has agreed to do a special and timely presentation about Japan’s nuclear power accident at the conference dinner May 17. Marra, the chief research officer of…

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John Marra to deliver talk at GOMD 2011 Dinner

By / May 6, 2011

John E. Marra will give “Beyond Fukushima: Advanced Materials to Enable Enhanced Nuclear Power Systems,” a talk on the materials science needs in nuclear energy applications highlighted by the Fukushima disaster at GOMD 2011.

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John Marra to discuss advanced ceramics and nuclear energy at Alfred U.’s McMahon lecture Nov. 4

By / October 27, 2010

Alfred University has selected nuclear power expert and ACerS leader John Marra give the Inamori School of Engineering’s 2010 John F. McMahon annual lecture. Marra will speak at 11:20 a.m., Nov. 4 in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, on AU’s campus on the topic of “Advanced Ceramic Materials for Next-Generation Nuclear Applications.” Marra, an ACerS Fellow and…

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Ceramic Leadership Summit: Spotlight on Energy Innovations

By / May 13, 2010

The Energy Innovation track at the Ceramic Leadership Summit June 21-22 in Baltimore, Md., will highlight advances and challenges facing the the future of energy creation, harvesting and storage. Nuclear energy, solid-oxide fuel cells and sodium metal halide batteries are just a sample of the topics to be covered by industry leaders. Here are the…

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Video of the week: A new paradigm for nuclear waste management

By / March 10, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/marra_nuclear_mcare.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/marra_nuclear_mcare.jpg}] John Marra spoke at the Materials Challenges in Energy conference in February 2010 on new and emerging approaches to the thorny issue of managing nuclear wastes, and the fundamental changes that need to be made. Concerns about nuclear wastes have plagued nuclear power operators for decades and the Obama administration’s call…

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MS&T’09 Opening session talks (audio only)

By / November 14, 2009

Last week we published a video version of the panel of energy experts who spoke at the opening session of MS&T’09. There were two keynote speakers before the panel: Jeffrey Wadsworth, president and CEO of the Battelle Memorial Institute, and Steven Koonin, undersecretary for science at DOE. I had planned on posting the video of…

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MS&T’09 keynote panel on new energy opportunities

By / November 5, 2009

MS&T’09’s Opening Session featured a panel of speakers actively working in renewable energy.

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Video of the week: MS&T’09 keynote panel on new energy opportunities

By / November 4, 2009

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/mst_keynote_panel.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/mst_keynote_panel.jpg}] MS&T’09’s Opening Session featured a panel of speakers actively working in renewable energy. The panelists – who included MIT professor and A123 Systems cofounder Yet-Ming Chiang, past ACerS president and Savannah River National Lab associate director John Marra and Solar Power Industries’ Gregory Hildeman – spoke on the topic of “New…

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MS&T’09, ACerS Annual Meeting videos schedule

By / November 4, 2009

I had a great time last week at the Materials Science & Technology 2009 conference and ACerS Annual Meeting events held in Pittsburgh. Many thanks to Ann for taking over responsibilities for Ceramic Tech Today while I was gone. I came back with lots of great footage of various lectures and interviews with some of…

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