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Organization of MeV

The MeV Summer School is intended to fill a critical educational gap for engineers and applied scientists involved in the design, licensing, and operation of 21st century nuclear power plants. With the nuclear renaissance comes the expectation that hundreds of reactors will be operating worldwide by mid-century. Ensuring the safe and efficient operation of those plants, most of which will run for over 60 years, is a challenge worthy of the most dedicated professionals. The MeV experience will provide them with better tools for that task.

The school is organized through the cooperation of multiple stakeholders with a shared goal of building a strong workforce to support global nuclear expansion. The faculty will be drawn from top experts in universities and laboratories. The general organization and conduct of the school will be overseen by an international board of senior experts. A local secretariat will provide technical, logistical, and administrative support to students and faculty.

Executive Committee


Simon Pimblott (INL), Chair

Nam Dinh (NCSU)

Jess Gehin (INL)

Hussein Khalil (ANL)

Dave Pointer (ORNL)

Chad Pope (ISU)

Curtis Smith (INL)

Chris Stanek (LANL)

Temitope Taiwo (ANL)

Andy Worral (ORNL)


Changho Lee (ANL)

Tyler Gerczak (ORNL)

Katya LeBlanc (INL)

Scientific Secretariat

(2024 School)

Ed Hoffman

Paul Romano

Emily R. Shemon


(2022 School)

Nathan Capps

Kenneth Kane

Rachel Seibert

Weicheng Zhong

(2023 School)

Courtney Otani

Ryan Sweet

Vaibhav Yadav



Brea Grischkat


Nancy Ward


Tandy Bales

Advisory Board

Hany Abdel-Khalik (Purdue)

Jacopo Buongiorno (MIT)

William Burchill (TAMU Retired)

Xu Cheng (China)

Ken Czerwinski (UNLV)

Yaron Danon (RPI)

Thomas Downar (UM)

Concetta Fazio (Germany)

Juan-Luis Francois (Mexico)

Ray Gamino (KAPL)

Gideon Greyvenstein (Sunray Power Company)

Jason Harris (Purdue)

Yassin Hassan (TAMU)

Andrew Klein (OSU)

Hyung Lee (BAPL)

Kathryn McCarthy (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Mark Peters (Battelle)

Sylvie Pillon (France)

Frank Rahn (Whitney Research)

Kord Smith (MIT)

Bob Speranzini (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories - Chalk River)

Glenn Sjoden (University of Utah)

Bhaskar Sur (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)

Toshikazu Takeda (Japan)

Timothy Valentine (ORNL)

Karen Vierow Kirkland (TAMU)

Jasmina Vujic (UC Berkeley)

Paul Wilson (UW)

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