Purdue Engineering Podcast

PUR-1 Nuclear Reactor with Clive Townsend

August 27, 2020

Clive Townsend is the reactor supervisor for PUR-1, Purdue University’s Reactor 1, and is responsible for its safe operation, assuring that all operations are conducted in a safe manner and within the limits prescribed by the facility license.

In this episode, Townsend shares his experience in helping to manage Indiana's only nuclear reactor and the first nuclear reactor in the U.S. to have all digital instrumentation and controls.  We'll also learn what is unique about PUR-1 and how it is used for teaching, research, and outreach at Purdue.  

Learn more about Purdue University's Reactor 1 and view a photo gallery and video of PUR-1

This is one of four episodes featuring Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University. Listen to others from Nuclear Engineering and other Purdue Engineering podcast episodes

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