Vancouver TALK 16: Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and Liquid Fuel Reactors.

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Speaker: Dr. Ahmed Hussein, Vancouver Section, IEEE

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  • Date: 27 May 2023
  • Time: 09:45 AM to 11:00 AM
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Dr. Ahmed Hussein of Chief Research Officer, Dual Fluid; Chair, Applied Physics Chapter


Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and Liquid Fuel Reactors.

Dr. Hussein will address some misconceptions about nuclear power and describe serious problems with Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), the most common power reactors. Such problems are responsible, in part, for the lack of public acceptance of nuclear power over the past four decades. He will also describe the Liquid Fuel Reactor, built and operated in the 1960s in Oak Ridge National Laboratory in United Staes. Finally, Dr. Hussein will describe a modern version of the Liquid Fuel Reactor - the Dual Fluid Reactor (DFR) – and its compliance with the definition of a Small Modular Reactor (SMR).


Ahmed Hussein has a BSc in Applied Physics from the University of Alexandria, Egypt; an MSc and PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Alberta. He was the founding Chair of Physics at the University of Northern BC (UNBC) . Ahmed has done extensive research in nuclear power, and in nuclear and particle physics at the “TRI University Meson Facility” TRIUMF in Vancouver, and at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in United Staes. Ahmed is a Professor Emeritus of Physics at UNBC, an affiliate Scientist at TRIUMF, Director and Chief Research Officer at Dual Fluid Energy. He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and is a co-owner of the DFR patent.

Address:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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