YPIN: Let’s Talk Nuclear
February 9th, 2023 6:30PM -8:00PM
Do you have burning questions about nuclear energy? Join us for an evening of active conversation on the state of nuclear energy today, and where it’s going in the future. Nuclear expert, Nick Touran, will debunk myths and address the strengths and opportunities nuclear energy has to offer.
Nick Touran is a Ph.D. nuclear engineer who joined the field specifically to help fight climate change. He has expertise in advanced nuclear reactor design, development, and history. After training at University of Michigan, he spent over a decade at TerraPower, LLC in Seattle working on neutronics analysis, business development, software development, and configuration management. He has been active in public education around nuclear since 2006 as the founder and sysadmin of whatisnuclear.com. He has been featured on NPR's Science Friday and on the National Academy of Science's Distinctive Voices series.
Outside of nuclear he enjoys paddle boarding in Lake Union, walking his dog (Waffles), hiking in the Cascades, and tweeting about nuclear energy.