The 15th Australian Nuclear Association Conference on Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering in Australia.
9 am – 5 pm Friday 6th October 2023.
UTS Aerial Function Centre, Level 7, UTS Building 10, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007.
Focussed on developments in Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering.
- Progress in Nuclear Energy around the World
- SMRs and Advanced Reactors
- Applications of Nuclear Techniques
- Nuclear-powered Submarines
- Role of Nuclear in addressing Climate Change
ANA2023 Conference highlighted the achievements and future uses of nuclear science, technology and engineering in Australia and overseas. Presentations gave timely updates on a wide range of nuclear applications and technology. This was a great opportunity to hear from experts and discuss new developments.
Session 1: FUTURE OF NUCLEAR.
Session Chair: Mark Ho, ANA President
ANSTO’s Role in Australia’s Nuclear Future. Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio, Group Executive, Nuclear Operations and Nuclear Medicine, ANSTO. (Paper 1)
United States Bipartisan Policy on Nuclear Energy. Jeff Navin, Boundary Stone Partners. (Paper 2)
Effect of Nuclear Energy on Total System Electricity Costs. Stephen Wilson, University of Queensland (Paper 3)
How Nuclear could contribute to Net Zero by 2050, Ted O’Brien MP, Federal Member for Fairfax, Queensland, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy (Paper 4)
Session 2: SMALL MODULAR and ADVANCED REACTORS.
Session Chair: Helen Cook GNE Advisory
Westinghouse Technology Solutions: Reactors from 5 MWe to 1000MWe. Rita Baranwal, Chief Technology Officer, Westinghouse Electric Company (Paper 5)
TerraPower: Natrium Reactor and Integrated Storage. Jeff Navin, Boundary Stone Partners (BSP) and TerraPower (Paper 5)
Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation – Micro Modular Reactor (MMR). James Voss, Managing Director, USNC Australia (Paper 6)
Session 3: NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Session Chair: Michelle Durant, AINSE
Nuclear-Powered Submarines for Australia.
Vice Admiral Jonathan Mead AO, Director-General of the Australian Submarine Agency, Royal Australian Navy. Presented by Jasmin Craufurd-Hill, Assistant Director-General, Technology Enterprise, Australian Submarine Agency. (Paper 7)
Regulatory Framework for Nuclear and Radiation Facilities in Australia. Jim Scott, Chief Regulatory Officer at Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) (Paper 8)
Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory. Prof Virginia Kilborn, Chief Scientist, Swinburne University of Technology (Paper 9)
SILEX Laser Isotope Separation Technology, Dr Michael Goldsworthy, Managing Director and CEO, Silex Systems
Emergency preparedness, people, and capability. The drive behind ANSTO CORIS360 technology to find a lost radioactive capsule. Rhiarn Hoban and Bronte Sial, ANSTO
Session 4: Panels
Panel 1: Growing the Australian Nuclear Workforce
Moderator: Jasmin Diab, WiN Australia
Panel: Rita Baranwal, Westinghouse
David Gillespie MP, Parliament of Australia
Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio, ANSTO
Panel 2: Australia’s Nuclear Energy Opportunities
Moderator: Jo Lackenby, ANA
Panel: Tony Irwin, SMR Nuclear Technology
Carl Marcotte, Candu Energy Inc.
Ted O’Brien MP, Parliament of Australia
Stephen Wilson, Univ Queensland