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Engineering Physics Colloquium

Monday, April 1

11:56 AM to 11:56 AM

106 Engineering Research Building

Speaker: Dr. Peter Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
"The Office of Nuclear Energy: Roles, Objectives, and Priorities"
Abstract: Dr. Lyons will speak on the Office of Nuclear Energy’s role, objectives, and priorities. Key areas of focus this year include small modular reactors, the Department of Energy’s Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste and research impacts from the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident in Japan.
Biography:  Dr. Peter B. Lyons was confirmed by the Senate as the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy on April 14, 2011. Dr. Lyons was appointed to his previous role as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Nuclear Energy in September, 2009. As Assistant Secretary, Dr. Lyons is responsible for all programs and activities of the Office of Nuclear Energy. Previously, the Honorable Peter B. Lyons was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on January 25, 2005 and served until his term ended on June 30, 2009.
He received his doctorate in nuclear astrophysics from the California Institute of Technology in 1969 and earned his undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Arizona in 1964. Dr. Lyons is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, was elected to 16 years on the Los Alamos School Board and spent six years on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Branch Advisory Board.
Event Note:  3:45pm refreshments will be served