The Nuclear and Emerging Technologies (NETS) conference is being held in at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama from February 22nd – 25th. There is now an active call for papers for the conference with abstracts due October 30th.

Call for Papers

The NETS conference is the premier conference for research dealing nuclear power for space applications. We welcome you to present your research or just come visit the conference to see what the latest research in the space nuclear field.

See the NETS 2016 website for more information.

Chris Morrison

Chris is a space enthusiast who graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science in 2012. During his senior year of undergrad he realized that nuclear power was a key technology for space and is now in his fourth year of pursuing his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His initial research focused on nuclear system design for small modular reactors, but narrowed into reactor design using composite nuclear fuels form and reactor design. His dissertation is focused on developing safety features in matrix composite fuels, specifically into engineering prompt transient thermal feedback by changing the geometry and materials of the composite nuclear fuel forms. Chris is also training for his senior reactor operator license. He works on an educational startup on weekends and and hopes to eventually become a nuclear technology entrepreneur.

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