"Dr. Richard Lester, one of the world's foremost experts in the field of nuclear energy, will discuss the potential of nuclear reactor and fuel cycle innovations
with respect to economic competitiveness, modularity, safety and energy security. He will evaluate the role of America's nuclear energy innovation system, including
new challenges for nuclear science and engineering education.
Richard K. Lester is Head of MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, where he is also the founding director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center. His research focuses on innovation management and policy, with an emphasis on the energy and manufacturing sectors. He has also published widely on the management and control of nuclear technology."