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Kirk Atkinson

Associate Professor and Associate Industrial Research Chair

Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Atkinson is expert on Small Modular Reactors in the marine context. He joined Ontario Tech University as an Associate Professor in January 2019. As naval reactors are the original SMR’s, he is the only Canadian academic with real-world experience working in a successful program encompassing the design, manufacture, operation, and disposal of small, pressurized water reactors (PWRs).

  • BSc - Theoretical Physics University of London, UK 1999
  • MSc - Astrophysics University of London, UK 2001
  • MRes - Image and X-ray Physics University of London, UK 2002
  • PhD - Physics University of London, UK 2007