Ali Ahmad

Ali Ahmad is a research fellow in Nuclear Technology Policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. Ali’s Work covers informing nuclear policy, assessment of new nuclear technologies and nuclear fuel cycle options, nuclear energy and climate change and the introduction of nuclear power to new markets. A Physics graduate from The Lebanese University in Beirut, Ali holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Cambridge University.

Forthcoming Publications and Working Papers

A. Ahmad and A. Glaser, A conversion proposal for Iran’s IR-40 reactor with reduced plutonium production

A. Ahmad and M. V. Ramana, Prospects of nuclear power in the GCC

A. Ahmad Nuclear power in Jordan: Risks and challenges

Recent and Selected Publications (2012-2014)

A. Ahmad, E. B. McClamrock and A. Glaser, Neutronics Calculations for Denatured Molten Salt Reactors: Assessing Resource Requirements and Proliferation-Risk Attributes, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 75, 2015, pp. 261-267.

B. A. Lindley, A. Ahmad, N. Z. Zainuddin, F. Franceschini and G. T. Parks, Steady-state and Transient Core Feasibility Analysis for Thorium-fuelled Reduced-Moderation PWR performing Full Transuranic Recycle, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 72, 2014, pp. 320-337.

A. Ahmad and M. V. Ramana, Too Costly To Matter: Economics of Nuclear Power For Saudi Arabia, Energy, 69, 2014, pp. 682-694.

A. Ahmad, F. von Hippel, A. Glaser, and Z. Mian, A Win-Win Solution For Iran’s Arak Reactor, Arms Control Today April, 2014.

A. Ahmad, S. J. Steer, and G. T. Parks. A Preliminary Study of Target Multiplicity for ADSRs, Energy Conversion and Management, 69, 2013, pp. 181-190.

A. Ahmad, S. L. Sheehy, and G. T. Parks, The Effect of Beam Interruptions on the Integrity of ADSR Fuel Pin Cladding: A Thermo-Mechanical Analysis, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 46, 2012, pp. 97-105.

Recent Talks and Lectures (2013-2014)

Prospects of Nuclear Power in the GCC. The Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 2014.

A Win-Win Solution For Iran’s Arak Reactor, INMM 55th annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 2014.

The technical and political dimensions of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East, Issam Fares Institute for public policy and international affairs, American University of Beirut, June 2014.

Nuclear Power in Saudi Arabia: A Preliminary Assessment, Nuclear Technology, Nuclear Energy and a Middle East WMD-Free Zone, 27 October 2013.