The Future of Nuclear Power
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  Nuclear power has undergone a renaissance in recent years, with new innovations and designs making this energy source more attractive than ever. Join ASME.org for a discussion of some of the latest technologies and developments in this area.


Professor Akira Tokuhiro
University of Idaho

Akira Tokuhiro is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Idaho and Director of the Nuclear Engineering Program. He has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Purdue University, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester, a B.S.E. in engineering-physics from Purdue University, and 10 years of international experience in advanced reactor R&D with the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), as well as experience at Argonne National Laboratory and Battelle Columbus Laboratories. At PSI, he was part of the Simplified Boiling Water Reactor safety systems testing projects, and at JAEA, he contributed to the development of diagnostics for the Japanese sodium fast reactor.

Prof. Tokuhiro was previously on the mechanical and nuclear engineering faculty at Kansas State University and the University of Missouri-Rolla. He was also Director of the UMR Reactor and Senior Reactor Operator. His interests are wide and diverse: It all looks like data to him. He is finishing his committee appointment on the American Nuclear Society President’s Committee on the Fukushima Accident. He most recently visited Fukushima Daiichi in April 2013.


David Walsh
Editor, ASME.org

David Walsh is the Editor-in-Chief of the ASME.org website. He has over 15 years experience in technical and online publishing.

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