Alan Waltar, nuclear engineer, Past President of the American Nuclear Society: This provides a very comprehensive, easy to understand history of fast reactor development around the world. Fast reactors are extremely important for the long term supply of electrical energy. The following countries have contributed to development of fast reactors: China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States
Leonard Koch is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He was a major pioneer in fast breeder reactor technology for EBR I and EBR II. For his contributions to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, he has received top awards from around the world.