EC Brolin is an expert in the management of large, technically complex, nuclear and non-nuclear facilities and projects. Throughout his career, positions he has held include vice president of an architect-engineering firm specializing in nuclear and fossil power plant design and construction; deputy director at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (nuclear fusion research); deputy assistant secretary for Civilian Reactor Development at the U.S. Department of Energy; and executive for various nuclear power plant developments, including the SSN 688 class at National Nuclear Security Administration’s Division of Naval Reactors.
This talk will provide information about our choices on how we generate electrical energy to date and will concentrate on one of our options–nuclear power. The lecture will include how nuclear power plants work, the risks and benefits of their use, and the lessons learned that have been incorporated into the nuclear power plants now under construction. Information will be provided on nuclear accidents, including Three Mile Island, where Brolin spent several weeks as part of the accident recovery team, and, briefly, the ongoing nuclear accident in Japan.
This Provost’s Lecture, co-sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook, will be held on Wednesday, April 13, at 12:50 pm in the Javits Center, Lecture Hall 110.