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Rodney C. Ewing, MS, PhD

Senior Fellow at FSI; Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security

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June 28th, 2013

Rod Ewing named Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

The mineralogist and materials scientist is an expert on nuclear waste management and policy and is the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. He becomes the inaugural chair established with a $5 million gift from the Stanton Foundation. Read more »



May 20th, 2013

Earth scientist and nuclear waste expert Rod Ewing joins Stanford

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

Rod Ewing, a mineralogist and materials scientist who is an expert on nuclear waste management, will join Stanford University to focus on sustainable energy, security and environmental research at the intersection of physical science and public policy. Read more »



March 12th, 2012

Stanford experts look at lessons learned from Japan crisis

CISAC in the news

March 11 marked the one-year anniversary of Japan's 9.0 earthquake and the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. CISAC's experts examine what Japan and the world have learned from these catastrophic events.




March 8th, 2012

Rodney Ewing in Science magazine reviews irradiated nuclear fuel on Fukushima anniversary

CISAC in the news: Science on March 9, 2012

On anniversary of Japan's nuclear disaster, CISAC affiliate Rodney Ewing reviews in Science magazine the various nuclear fuel interactions after a meltdown.




November 15th, 2011

Scientists examine the standards for safe nuclear waste disposal

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

As policymakers consider the alternative to Yucca Mountain as a repository for nuclear waste, Edward Blandford, Rodney C. Ewing, and Robert Budnitz explore in Nuclear News new standards for waste disposal. Among the key questions: should regulations require safety for a 1-million-year period? The article is based on a June workshop on the subject hosted by CISAC. Read more »




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