Shripad T. Revankar

Purdue University West Lafayette United States of America

Dr Revankar is a Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of Multiphase and Fuel Cell Research Laboratory at the School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He is also a WCU Visiting Professor in the Division of Advanced Nuclear Engineering at POSTECH, Republic of Korea. His current research interests are in nuclear fuel development, multiphase flow and heat transfer, microgravity multiphase flow in packed beds, fuel cell design, simulation and power systems, thermochemical water splitting hydrogen production, reactor thermalhydraulics and safety. Dr Revankar has published over 250 peer reviewed papers in archival journals and conference proceedings and is an active member of the American Nuclear Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Korean Nuclear Society (KNS) and Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT). He is a Fellow of ASME and has hosted various ASME and ANS conferences as session organizer, topical leader and track leader.

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Worldwide there are more than 430 nuclear power plants operating and more plants are being constructed or planned for construction. For nuclear power to be sustainable the nuclear fuel must be sustainable and there should be adequate nuclear fuel waste management program. Continuous technological advances will lead towards sustainable nuclear fuel through closed fuel cycles and advance fuel development. This focuses on challenges and issues that need to be addressed for better performance and safety of nuclear fuel in nuclear plants. These focused areas are on development of high conductivity new fuels, radiation induced corrosion, fuel behavior during abnormal events in reactor, and decontamination of radioactive material.

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