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2018 MEITNER Kickoff Meeting

December 11-12, 2018
Fairfield Inn and Suites, Charlotte Uptown
Carolina Ballroom
Charlotte, NC

Tuesday, December 11th

Start

End

Description

9:00

9:30

REGISTRATION; LIGHT CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST SERVED

9:30

9:40

Welcome and Introduction to ARPA-E
Dr. Patrick McGrath, Deputy Director for Technology, ARPA-E

9:40

10:00

MEITNER Introduction
Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh, Program Director, ARPA-E

10:00

10:10

BREAK

10:10

10:50

Panel Discussion: Market Opportunities in the DoD

 

Moderator: Mr. Bret Kugelmass, Host, “Titans of Nuclear” podcast

 

Panelists:
Dr. Juan A. Vitali, HQDA, ODCS, G-4, Future Operations and Strategy (via Webex)

Mr. Troy Warshel, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations & Environment

Mr. Eric Griesenbrock, Air Force Office of Energy Assurance

10:50

11:00

BREAK

11:00

11:20

LPO's Advanced Nuclear Projects Solicitation
Mr. Edward Rios, U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office

11:20

11:40

Nuclear Cost Drivers
Ms. Kirsty Gogan, LucidCatalyst

11:40

12:00

Techno-economic Assessment Methodology and Results
Dr. Jason Quinn, Colorado State University

12:00

12:10

Q&A with speakers

12:10

13:00

LUNCH

13:00

13:10

Enabling Load Following Capability in the TAP MSR
Dr. Kathryn Huff, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

13:10

13:20

Reactivity Control Device for Advanced Reactors
Dr. Samuel Shaner, Yellowstone Energy

13:20

13:30

Development of a Nearly Autonomous Management and Control (NAMAC) System for Advanced Reactors
Dr. Nam Dinh, North Carolina State University

13:30

13:40

Reducing Overnight Capital Cost of Advanced Reactors using Equipment-Based Seismic Protective Technologies
Dr. Andrew Whittaker, University of Buffalo

13:40

13:55

BREAK

13:55

14:05

Advanced Moderator Development for Reduced EPZ
Dr. Lance Snead, Stony Brook University

14:05

14:15

Rigid Elastic Composite Civilworks (RECC) in Advanced Reactors
Mr. Adam Owens, Moltex Energy USA, LLC

14:15

14:25

Self-regulating, Solid Core Block “SCB” for an Inherently Safe Heat Pipe Reactor
Mr. Yasir Arafat, Westinghouse Electric Co

14:25

14:35

Transportable Modular Reactor by Balance of Plant Elimination
Dr. Claudio Filippone, HolosGen LLC

14:35

14:50

BREAK

14:50

15:10

DOE IP for ARPA-E Awardees
Ms. Jennifer Mahalingappa, Senior Patent Attorney, U.S. Department of Energy

15:10

15:20

Legal Introduction
Ms. Eleanor Garretson, Attorney-Adviser, ARPA-E

15:20

15:35

MEITNER Resource Team Engagement
Dr. Matt Jessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

15:35

15:55

Introducing the Nuclear Materials Science Cohort & Day 2 Preview
Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh, ARPA-E

15:55

16:15

BREAK (POSTER SETUP)

16:15

17:45

Poster Session

17:45

17:45

MEETING ADJOURNS

17:45

17:45

Dinner on your own


Wednesday, December 12th

Start

End

Description

9:00

9:30

REGISTRATION; LIGHT CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST SERVED

9:30

9:45

Welcome, ARPA-E Leadership

9:45

10:10

Complying with Obligations under 10 CFR Part 810 to Protect U.S. Nuclear Technology
Mr. Max Postman, National Nuclear Security Administration

10:10

10:30

Active Project Management or: How to be a Successful ARPA-E Performer

Mr. Geoff Short, Booz Allen Hamilton

10:30

10:50

BREAK  

10:50

11:10

Technology to Market Introduction
Mr. Joel Fetter, Booz Allen Hamilton

11:10

12:00

Future Ideas Presentation
Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh, ARPA-E

12:00

13:00

LUNCH

13:00

14:00

Future Ideas Discussion

15:30

15:30

GENERAL SESSION ADJOURNS – RELOCATE TO CHARLOTTE BALLROOM

14:00

15:30

Charlotte Ballroom Salon B  (Point of Contact: Colleen Nehl)
14:00-14:30: Stakeholders’ Feedback Meeting with MEITNER leadership
14:30-15:30: Project Teams Network with Stakeholders

 

Charlotte Ballroom Salon C  (Point of Contact: Ziaur Rahman)
14:00-15:30: Project Teams Network with Resource Team

15:30

17:00

One-on-One Project Team Discussions with Stakeholders (Sign-up with Joel Fetter)

15:30

17:00

One-on-One Project Team Discussions with MEITNER leadership (Sign-up with Geoff Short)