March Meeting with USC Student Chapter | AIChE

March Meeting with USC Student Chapter

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 2:00pm EDT
In-Person / Local
140 Laurens St
Aiken, SC 29801
United States

Clint Wolfe, Ph.D. will be presenting on the Nuclear Industry with a talk titled "Destruction to Production and a Whole Lot More" during our dinner meeting with the USC Student Section of AIChE. The talk will cover aspects of the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility being built at the Savannah River Site and associated issues concerning disposition of nuclear materials. The MOX Facility will take surplus weapongrade plutonium, remove impurities, and mix it with uranium oxide to make fuel pellets for commercial nuclear reactor fuel assemblies. The MOX Facility will use technology developed by AREVA, a French fuel reprocessing company.

Clint Wolfe took over the reins as Executive Director of the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness, headquartered in Aiken, in January 2008. He obtained B.S. in Chemistry degree from Marshall University (1958-1962) and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (1966) from the University of New Mexico, with a combined minor in Math and Physics. He worked at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory with plutonium salts and alloys, then participated in research and problem-solving for 12 years at the Westinghouse R&D Center. He led research for ten years on
nuclear steam generator corrosion issues at the Westinghouse Service Technology Division while managing groups responsible for nuclear power plant water chemistry and materials corrosion. In 1988, he joined Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), where he managed the Strategic Materials Technology Department in the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) from 1996 until his retirement in 2005. Dr. Wolfe has engaged vigorously in education and community outreach and in technology transfer.