Nuclear Energy Overview: Evolution, Technologies and Emerging Trends by Obaidurrahman K

Location and Date: 
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 04:00 PM, Online


Atomic Energy Regulatory Board is responsible for safety regulation of nuclear and radiation facilities in the country. As a technical regulatory agency, AERB actively engages with stakeholders including utilities, R&D labs, industries and academia. AERB's outreach programmes are focused on providing awareness about nuclear and radiological safety among involved individuals and public at large. As part of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations, AERB is carrying out its public outreach with numerous organizations. This seminar is part of AERB’s outreach initiative. Nuclear energy has evolved during last six decades and has been considered as potential solution in the carbon neutral energy mix. There are 400+ reactors operational in 32 countries worldwide with an accumulated 18,000 reactor-years of experience. Major challenges associated with nuclear power are time delays associated with project execution coupled with high capital cost, safety concerns, proliferation risk, and waste management issues. Numerous innovations are being proposed as possible solution to overcome these challenges however effectiveness of these solutions is yet to be demonstrated. Seminar will provide a brief overview of evolution of nuclear energy, ongoing challenges, safety aspects, proposed innovative solutions and associated safety aspects.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Obaidurrahman K. has completed M. Tech. & Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and is working in Atomic Energy Regulatory Board since 2006. He is involved in safety review and analysis of Indian nuclear power plants. He has played central role in development of AERB reactor dynamics code TRIKIN. He is a nominated member of international AER scientific council on safety research on VVER reactors. He is a recipient of DAE Homi Bhabha gold medal and AERB young scientific officer award. He is also associated with academic institutions as collaborator of R&D projects and visiting faculty.