The Uranium Science and Technology Center - Joint with ANS - February 2023 Meeting | AIChE

The Uranium Science and Technology Center - Joint with ANS - February 2023 Meeting

Thursday, February 16, 2023,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual / Online
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que
208 Advantage Place
Knoxville, TN 37922
United States

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2023

Location: Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que, 208 Advantage Place, Knoxville, TN 37922 or virtually at:

Attending the Zoom Meeting is Free. Please use Eventbrite to register.

5:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting (All members welcome)

5:30 pm Social/Networking

6:00 pm Dinner - $25 for members and free for students (Pay by cash or check onsite, or in advance using Eventbrite. There is no charge for the program or PDH Certificate)

7:00 pm Program – Dr. Jason Richards, ORNL, The Uranium Science and Technology Center

The Uranium Science and Technology Center

Abstract – The Uranium Science & Technology Center (USTC) is an initiative to design, fabricate and operate pilot-scale equipment for the uranium fuel cycle processes. The equipment will represent historical, current, and emerging processes and technologies. The USTC will help develop a new generation of scientists and engineers with the necessary expertise in both the nuclear fuel cycle processes and its relevance to nonproliferation missions. The USTC will include a suite of state-of-the-art characterization equipment to study uranium materials and processing parameter impacts on products. Collaborating National Laboratories and universities will be able to utilize the equipment for training, process development and nonproliferation work. The USTC will operate as a “user center” which enables utilization by the entire U.S. government (e.g., OGA, DoD, etc.) as well as academia.

Dr. Richards received his Ph.D. in radiochemistry from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2018, specializing in actinide and fission product separations. He currently specializes in reactive gas chemistry with an emphasis on uranium hexafluoride. He conducts research focusing on uranium hexafluoride chemistry and handling in support of a variety of nuclear security and energy applications in addition to supporting the Mobile Uranium Facility as a subject matter expert in uranium hexafluoride conversions.

You are encouraged to use Eventbrite to register for our monthly section meetings. We would like to have a meeting room big enough to seat everyone. We would also like to know who is on our Zoom call. We can send a PDH Certificate to your email address. Eventbrite is easy to use and requires no subscription or installation of software. You can select the type of participation you are planning, such as in-person presentation only, in-person presentation with meal, a student with an in-person presentation and free meal, and a virtual presentation. In addition, the application allows attendees to pay by credit card. If you use the electronic payment option, the cost for the meal at the meeting will be $28.16. If you elect not to use the electronic payment option, you may pay $25 for the meal at the door by cash or check.

The link to register for February Meeting: