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10-17-2010, 09:52 AM

Debunking the Anti-Nuclear Energy Movement
- A lecture by Dr. Douglas S. McGregor

YouTube - Exposing Nuclear Reactions | Dr. Douglas S. McGregor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtRx5B2SET0)

A lecture by Dr. Douglas S. McGregor explaining the science of nuclear energy and also debunking the lies and myths propagated by the anti-nuclear energy movement. Recorded in 2002 and produced by The John Birch Society (http://www.jbs.org/).

Douglas S. McGregor, Ph.D., is the director of the Semiconductor Materials and Radiological Technologies (SMART) Laboratory at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he designs, fabricates, and characterizes radiation detectors and systems. Dr. McGregor has over 15 years of experience with radiation detection and measurement, semiconductor physics, and semiconductor device fabrication, and he is recognized as an expert on semiconductor radiation detector design, fabrication, and characterization. He presently holds records for semiconductor detector results and designs, and has introduced novel concepts for neutron and gamma radiation detectors. Many neutron detectors developed at the SMART Laboratory are used and tested at the Ford Nuclear Reactor facility, where graduate students working with Dr. McGregor characterize their properties. Mr. McGregor has authored or co-authored over 36 research publications on radiation detectors, and presently has six patents filed on various detector concepts. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. McGregor has also performed research for the Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.

Extended biography of Dr. McGregor

S.M.A.R.T. Laboratory official website

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