Australia’s nuclear future in the spotlight at two August 16 events

Next month the University of NSW Sydney will host a symposium, followed by a discussion, with both considering the future of nuclear technology and the potential for Australian industry to participate.

“Nuclear technology and manufacturing are being innovated locally and Australia is well placed to become a world leader,” reads an announcement on Friday for the two sessions, to be held on August 16.

“So, what exactly does the future of nuclear technology look like? And where does Australia fit into the equation? How can we talk about nuclear technology in a way that is inclusive and realistic?”

A Nuclear Skills, Research, and Advanced Manufacturing (SKRAM) Symposium, organised by UNSW Engineering and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), will run from 2 – 5 pm. According to UNSW, it will offer “a unique opportunity to showcase nuclear research, enrich professional networks, and gain a glimpse into the future Australian nuclear industry.”

(More information is available at this link.)

At 6 pm following the symposium will be a panel discussion “We need to talk about Nuclear Technology”. It will feature Professor Lyria Bennett Moses (MC) – Director, Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation; Dr. Edward Obbard – Program Coordinator, UNSW Nuclear Engineering Program; Dr. Ben Heard – Senior Consultant, Frazer-Nash, and Founder of Bright New World; and Professor Matthew Kearns – Professor of Environment and Society, UNSW School of Humanities and Languages.

(More information is available at this link.)

Both events are free and will be held at UNSW CBD Campus, Level 6/1 O’Connell St, Sydney.

Picture credit: UNSW Sydney

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