CRPEG Bulletin (2017 April 6): FW: Upcoming CNS Seminar – April 18 @ 6:30 pm

As Forwarded from CNS

The Chalk River Branch of the Canadian Nuclear Society is pleased to present a speaker session with Dr. Kathryn McCarthy, the new Vice President of Research & Development (R&D) at CNL.

Where:                       JL Gray – Bennett Room (Back Entrance)

When:                        Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30 pm

Who:               Dr. Kathryn McCarthy, Vice President R&D, CNL

Price:           Free, Open to the Public


CNL recently completed a 10-year plan that discusses current and planned activities across the CNL sites.  At the core of that document are the Science and Technology (S&T) plans that build on CNL’s rich history of nuclear S&T leadership, and that will position CNL to transform the nuclear future of Canada.  In addition to maintaining important activities such as our support to the CANDU industry and to the Federal government, we will build on our differentiating capabilities, broadening our customer base and growing our reputation both nationally and internationally. This talk will discuss CNL’s S&T plans and specific initiatives where there are exciting growth opportunities.

Speaker Information:

Dr. McCarthy is Vice-President, Research and Development for the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.  From February 2012 to January 2017 she was Director of Domestic Programs for Nuclear Science and Technology at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and the Director of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Technical Integration Office for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE).  Prior to that she was Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear Science & Technology at INL, National Technical Director for the Systems Analysis Campaign for the DOE-NE Fuel Cycle R&D Program, and was involved in various other nuclear fission and fusion programs before that; she was employed at the Idaho National Laboratory for 25 years.

She received her B.S. in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Arizona in 1983; M.S., 1986 and Ph.D., 1989, in Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. McCarthy was a Guest Scientist at the Kernforschungszentrum (Nuclear Research Center) in Karlsruhe, Germany, March-September 1989, and spent a year in the Soviet Union with the Department of Energy US/USSR Young Scientist Program, at the Efremov and Kurchatov Institutes in Russia, and the Latvian Academy of Science in Latvia, September 1989-August 1990. She is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), beginning as a student in 1979, and is currently on the Executive Committee (2014-2017) for the Human Factors, Instrumentation and Controls Division; she has served on the ANS Board of Directors 2002-2008 (two terms), is the former Vice Chair of Professional Women in ANS, Fusion Energy Division Chair (2000-2001), Vice-Chair (1999-2000) and Executive Committee (1996-1999), ANS Idaho Section Chair (2001-2002) and Vice-Chair (2000-2001), and the University of Arizona Student Chapter ANS President (1982-83). Her awards include the an ANS Presidential citation in 2015 for “Leadership and guidance of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability effort….that has helped set the stage for US power companies to be able to make informed decisions regarding subsequent license renewal for their operating nuclear units…,” 2011 Nuclear Energy Advocate of the Year Award (given by the Partnership for Science and Technology), the 2011 Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Women of Today and Tomorrow Award, an American Nuclear Society Presidential Citation in 2007 for “…outstanding service to the ANS,” the 2000 ANS Women’s Achievement Award, 1996 International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor U.S. Home Team Leadership Award, and the 1994 David Rose Award for Excellence in Fusion Engineering.

A CNS membership is not required to attend this seminar; all are welcome. For more information, please contact Aidan Leach.