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MIT Nuclear Energy Expert Richard K. Lester to Keynote at SimWorld International 2012

Noted nuclear scientist, author and educator Richard K. Lester of MIT will headline a prestigious panel of expert speakers at SimWorld International 2012, November 13-14 in Dubai.

May 31, 2012 - PRLog -- Noted nuclear scientist, author and educator Richard K. Lester of MIT will headline a prestigious panel of expert speakers at SimWorld International 2012. SimWorld is a biennial educational conference on simulation and training technologies for the energy and process industries. It takes place this year November 13-14 in Dubai, U.A.E. As always, the event will be hosted by GSE Systems, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GVP), a global energy services solutions provider.

As head of MIT’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Department, Dr. Lester works to advance the frontiers of research and education in energy and non-energy applications of nuclear science and technology. He is also the founding director of MIT’s Industrial Performance Center. Dr. Lester’s research focuses on innovation management and policy, with an emphasis on the energy and manufacturing sectors. His latest book is Unlocking Energy Innovation:  How America Can Build a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System (MIT Press, 2012).

Dr. Lester obtained his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College (London) and a doctorate in nuclear engineering from MIT. He has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1979. He serves on several boards as an advisor and consultant to corporations, governments, foundations and non-profit groups and speaks frequently to academic, business and general audiences throughout the world.

“As an accomplished energy expert, Dr. Lester will provide insight on the future of this industry and where we, as professionals, stand in the drive for increased innovation and productivity,” said Gill Grady, senior vice president of GSE Systems, Inc. “We are excited to have him on board. Dr. Lester is a keynote speaker attendees will not want to miss.”

GSE continues to add energy and training industry experts to the roster of speakers for this two-day event.

This year titled, “Improving Performance Through Simulation,” SimWorld will be held at the beachfront Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort. More information on the speakers, event details and enrollment are available at http://www.simworld.info. For the latest news, follow SimWorld on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SimWorldInternational or on Twitter @SimWorld_Intl.  

About GSE Systems, Inc.
GSE Systems, Inc. provides a wide range of simulation and training solutions to the global energy (nuclear and non-nuclear) industry and is the world leader in nuclear simulation. The company has over four decades of experience, more than 1,000 installations, and hundreds of customers in over 50 countries spanning the globe. Their software, hardware and integrated training solutions leverage proven technologies to deliver real-world business advantages to the energy, process, manufacturing and government sectors worldwide. GSE Systems is headquartered in Sykesville (Baltimore), Maryland, with offices in St. Marys, Georgia; Tarrytown, New York; Madison, New Jersey; Cary, North Carolina; Chennai, India; Nyköping, Sweden; Stockton-on-Tees, UK; and Beijing, China. Information about GSE Systems is available via the Internet at http://www.gses.com.

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