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 LIST OF WEBINARS FOR THIS YEAR  

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06 October 2023 at 15:00 (CET)

Christophe Demazière and J.J. Gòmez Rodriguez, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 

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Experience from the GRE@T-PIONEeR project  

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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13 October 2023 at 15:00 (CET)

Luca Oriani and Julie Gorgemans, Westinghouse, USA,

AP1000 Implementation, Operational Experience and Lessons learned

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

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20 October 2023 at 15:00 (CET)

Claudia Gasparrini, Imperial College London & Chair INYG, UK & Italy,

Fusion and fission synergies: materials and circulating fluids

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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27 October 2023 at 15:00 (CET)

Mihaela Bacalum, IFIN-HH, Romania,

Biological effects of ionising radiation - New insights in radiosensitivity of cellular mechanism

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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03 November 2023 at 15:00 (CET)

Ahmed Bentaib, IRSN, France,

Risk and Mitigation assessments of H2 explosions: towards a safer H2 society

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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10 November 2023 at 15:00 (CET)

Luca Ferrante, Bylor JV HPC, UK,

Nuclear Quality

 > Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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17 November 2023 at 15:00 (CET)

Gianfranco Caruso, Sapienza Università di Roma, Nuclear Desalination

Webinar delivered in cooperation with the EU TANDEM Project 

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Tandem 

 

Recording Available

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24 November 2023 at 15:00 (CET),

Frédéric Plas, ANDRA, France,

The French Cigéo project - Industrial geological disposal center of the most radioactive waste:
from the submission of its license application in January 2023
to its initial construction then its progressive operating

 > Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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01 December 2023 at 15:00 (CET),

Han Gyu Joo, KAERI, Korea, 

Virtual Reactors: Essential Tools for Developing and Operating Advanced Reactors

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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08 December 2023, NATIONAL HOLYDAY IN ITALY  

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15 December 2023 at 15:00 (CET)

Jacopo Buongiorno, MIT, USA,

Nuclear Batteries, a New Way in Energy

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Webinar delivered in cooperation with the EU TANDEM Project 

Tandem

Recording Available

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22 December 2023 at 15:00 (CET)

Stefano Monti,

Associazione Italiana Nucleare & ENEA, Italy,

Developing basic infrastructures for a new nuclear program

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

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12 January 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

 Yves Desbazeille, nucleareurope,

A view from Europe on last policy / political developments

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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19 January 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Jeff Lane and Tommy Moore, Numerical Advisory Solutions,

High Temperature Gas Reactor Modeling using GOTHIC 

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer 

Recording Available

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26 January 2024 at 15:00 (CET),

Gonzalo JIMÉNEZ, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain,

AMHYCO European project: seeking the way of minimizing the H2/CO combustion risk in a severe accident

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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02 February 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Murthy Kolluri, NRG, The netherlands,

Investigation of RPV embrittlement at high fluence conditions: STRUMAT-LTO research

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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09 February 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Lucia Sargentini, CEA, Saclay for SPIN,

SPIN: the Society of Italian Nuclear Professionals in France

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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16 February 2024  at 15:00 (CET)

Filippo Gagliardi, Nucleco spa - Sapienza Università di Roma,

State-of-the-art non-destructive techniques for radiological characterization

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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23 February 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Michele Frignani, Ansaldo Nucleare,  Italy, 

Ansaldo Group innovation towards sustainability goals

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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01 March 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Georges Van Goethem, Euratom former Manager of RTD Programs, 

From fire to atom : energy at the heart of human history

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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08 March 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Marco Pellegrini, The University of Tokyo,

Recent Updates of Fukushima Daiichi Inspections and Prefecture Revitalization

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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15 March 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Ramona Bouwman, NRG, the Netherlands,

Modelling the up-take and biodistribution of radionuclides in the human body

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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22 March 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Luka Snoj, Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, 

The role of research reactors in development of nuclear energy

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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HAPPY EASTER VACATIONS

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05 April 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Yannick Le Tonqueze, ITER Organization, France, 

ITER radiation safety challenges - an integrated approach following ALARA principles

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer 

Recording Available

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12 April 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Christian Schönfelder, Schoenfelder.Training, Germany, 

NUCLEATION - the community of practice on vocational training 

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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19 April 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Dominique Bestion, CEA, France, 

What must be known when using system codes  for reactor design and safety analysis

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer 

Webinar delivered in cooperation with the EU TANDEM Project 

Tandem

Recording Available

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26 April 2024 at 15:00 CET

Koroush Shirvan, MIT, USA 

Economy of Scale vs. Multiples: Bottom-up Cost Estimation of Nuclear Reactors

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Webinar delivered in cooperation with the EU TANDEM Project 

Tandem

Recording Available

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03 May 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Giorgio Simonini, EdF Lab Chatou, France, 

Performance monitoring for PWR

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer

Recording Available

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10 May 2024, (TBD)

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17 May 2024 at 15:00 (CET), 

Bogdan Buhai, Framatome GmbH, Germany

Full scope replica training simulators for new builds validation and operator training

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer 

Recording Available

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24 May 2024 at 15:00 (TBD)

Lorenzo Stefanini, NRG, The Netherlands

Long Term Operations of Nuclear Installations

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer 

Recording Available

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31 May 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Andrea Alfonsi, NuCube Energy, Inc., USA

Microreactors for remote applications

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer 

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 07 June 2024 at 15:00 (CET)

Carl W. Myers, Retired (Los Alamos National Laboratory), USA

Underground Nuclear Parks: Concepts, Benefits, and Issues

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer 

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14 June 2024, (TBD)

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21 June 2024 at 17:00 CET

Elizabeth Worsham, INL, USA

Technoeconomic Modeling & Simulation of Integrated Energy Systems:
Overview of the Framework for Optimization of ResourCes and Economics (FORCE) Tool Suite

> Announcement and the CV of the lecturer 

Webinar delivered in cooperation with the EU TANDEM Project 

Tandem

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28 June 2024, (TBD)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS. CVs and LINKS to MS TEAMS for attending

 

Webinar by Christophe Demazière and Juan José Gòmez Rodriguez 
on Friday October 6, 2023 at 15:00

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Christophe Demazière earned his PhD in reactor physics in 2002 and is now full professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. He is responsible for the research and teaching activities in computational nuclear reactor physics at Chalmers. The research group gathers a cross-disciplinary expertise in neutron transport, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and numerical methods. The aim of the group is to develop beyond state-of-the-art techniques for modelling nuclear reactors, thus contributing to improved simulations tools and enhanced safety.

Prof. Demazière is lecturing in courses on the physics and modelling of nuclear reactors. He has authored a book on the “Modelling of Nuclear Reactor Multi-physics - From Local Balance Equations to Macroscopic Models in Neutronics and Thermal-Hydraulics”. For the past ten years, he has been developing and implementing innovative pedagogical methods (flipped classroom, active learning, hybrid teaching and online teaching) in all his teaching activities, with the purpose of improving student learning and the learning experience. For that purpose, the effects of the teaching reforms are systematically analyzed and evaluated. Since 2020, he is the acting coordinator of the Horizon 2020 GRE@T-PIONEeR project.

He is a member of the American Nuclear Society.

Juan José Gómez Rodríguez is currently completing his master's degree in nuclear engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy. He is currently engaged in research at the Technical University of Dresden, working on his master's thesis in the field of reactor physics, specifically focusing on the determination of integral cross section data for various materials using the pile oscillation method at the training reactor AKR-2. Prior to his master's studies, Juan completed his bachelor's degree at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá. During his undergraduate studies, he conducted research and authored two articles in the field of electromagnetic methods in geophysics, exploring their potential applications for earthquake forecasting. Furthermore, Juan gained experience by working for two years at the primary research center that owns the only nuclear research reactor in his home country, the Colombian Geological Survey. In the past year, he completed a six-month internship at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation, during this time, he focused on topics related to nuclear safeguards for innovative and evolutionary reactor designs and the social perception of nuclear energy.

In his involvement with the EU-GRE@TPIONEeR> project, Juan has successfully completed four courses, including the onsite course of neutron transport at fuel cell and assembly levels, hands-on training in the TU Dresden reactor, and online courses on core modeling for core design and radiation protection in nuclear environment. He actively encourages his colleagues to partake in these extracurricular training opportunities due to the numerous benefits they offer and their potential to complement their future careers as scientists.

 Link to the Webinar

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Webinar by Luca Oriani and Julie Gorgemans 
on Friday October 13, 2023 at 15:00

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Dr. Luca Oriani has held the position of Global Chief Engineering Services Officer and Senior Vice President for Engineering Services for Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, since June of 2019.  He is responsible for Westinghouse plant and component engineering competencies, methods, tools and assets for both operating and new plants, including Westinghouse engineering personnel at over 20 main global locations. Previously, Dr. Oriani has held a number of roles for Westinghouse, starting in advanced reactors research and technology in 2002. During his career at Westinghouse, Dr Oriani has been responsible for development of advanced safety analyses methodologies and their licensing and applications in the US and Europe, and between 2013 and 2016 has covered different roles in the completion of the design and completion of the first AP1000 units in China and then the US. Since 2016, Dr. Oriani had responsibility for engineering all Westinghouse new plant projects. His career has been devoted primarily to the development of advanced nuclear systems and advanced safety solutions for nuclear power plants, and he is the author of more than 50 technical papers and reports on these subjects.  Dr Oriani is a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Italy, and a fellow of the 1st World Nuclear University Summer Institute.

  • EDUCATION:
  • 5-year Laurea (M.S.) in Nuclear Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Milan, 1997
  • Doctorate in Nuclear Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Milan, 2001

Julie Gorgemans joined Westinghouse in 2005, developing nuclear systems solutions in support to safety improvement projects and power uprating programs on European pressurized water reactors. She then joined the Westinghouse new plant division in 2008 which she supported until 2017,  working on the development and International deployment of the AP1000 plant. During these years, Julie worked on the finalization of the AP1000 passive safety systems, contributed to several proposal developments for European customers, and spent four years in the UK working on the Generic Design Assessment of the AP1000 plant by the UK safety authorities and the development of the AP1000 Moorside project. From 2017 until early 2021, she focused on the support to European pressurized water reactor customers as a product manager for the nuclear island engineering services, with a focus on long term operation. In 2021, she returned to support Westinghouse new plant division and provides technical leadership for new plant business and bid proposal development in Europe. She recently became Senior Project Engineering Manager as she took on the additional role of leading the AP300 design development program.

  • EDUCATION:
  • M.S. degree in Physics Engineering, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2005
  • M.S. degree in Business Administration (MBA), University of Manchester, 2019

 Link to the Webinar

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Webinar by Claudia Gasparrini on Friday October 20, 2023 at 15:00

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 Claudia Gasparrini is a nuclear materials scientist and Chair of the Italian Nuclear Young Generation (gathering under 40 professionals and students affiliated to Associazione Italiana Nucleare).  Academic Visitor in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London she was a Business Development Manager in RINA and previously a researcher and fellow at Consorzio RFX where she worked on materials performance in nuclear fusion systems thanks to a EUROfusion Engineering Grant linked to the Divertor Tokamak Test and ITER Neutral Beam Test Facilities . Previously she worked as a Research Associate at Imperial College London investigating neutron irradiation embrittlement of nuclear reactors pressure vessel steels in collaboration with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia and the UKAEA Materials Research Facility (MRF), UK. She obtained a PhD in Nuclear Materials and Ceramics from Imperial College London focusing on oxidation of non-oxide nuclear fuels in collaboration with National Nuclear Laboratory, UK, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) Cadarache and Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule, France. She worked in Japan as a Decommissioning Engineer intern for the UK ABWR in Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. She holds a BSc and MSc in Chemical and Process Engineering from Padua University, Italy specialising in Nuclear Chemistry and Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Sweden.

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Webinar by Mihaela Bacalum on Friday October 27, 2023 at 15:00

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Mihaela Bacalum has over 15 years of experience in cellular biophysics and biology gained working in the Department of Life and Environmental Physics from Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH). In 2009 she got a M.Sc. in Neurobiology and in 2013 a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Biomedical Sciences. Her areas of expertise include lipid membrane interactions, evaluation of antimicrobial compounds efficiency in vitro, evaluation of anticancer compounds efficiency in vitro against 2D and 3D (spheroids) cell cultures, and in vitro cellular radiobiology of cells treated with low energy proton beams. She is the author of more than 50 articles and over 60 international communications. She is a scientific advisor of more than 20 undergraduate and master students and 3 PhD students. Presently she is the Head of Department of Life and Environmental Physics from Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH).

 Link to the Webinar

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Webinar by Ahmed Bentaib on Friday November 3, 2023 at 15:00

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Ahmed Bentaib is an expert on nuclear safety in IRSN since 2000. He received his Ph.D. from Lyon University in 1993 and the Accreditation Diploma to Supervise Research (HDR), from the University of Orléans in 2020.

His research interests cover Severe Accidents, modeling of hydrogen dispersion, mitigation and combustion phenomena pertinent to safety of nuclear and industrial facilities. As a result of his research, he is published more than 100 papers in refereed journal and international conferences.

During his career, Ahmed BENTAIB has contributed to several national, European, OECD and IAEA projects. After more than 20 years of professional career, he is Vice-Chair of the OECD-NEA Working Group on Analysis and Management of Accidents (WGAMA), co-leader of the Technical Area 2 on Severe Accidents of NUGENIA and Chair of the ETSON expert group on severe accident. 

Along his career, Ahmed BENTAIB has collaborated in universities, and presently he is lecturer in masters’ courses related to nuclear safety.

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Webinar by Luca Ferrante on Friday November 10, 2023 at 15:00

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Luca Ferrante graduated from the University of Bologna in Civil Engineering and has over 15 years of experience in management and construction of NPP. His experience in nuclear power began at MO34 for the refurbishment and completion project of the 2 VVER440 (1.654 MW tot), managing the engineering of the convection and the nuclear island and then creating the turnover process of the buildings and the relate systems to commissioning team in order  to begin the commissioning and future operations. Luca Ferrante is currently working as a Senior Project Manager for Bylor, (JV between Bouygues TP and Laing O`Rourke), for the construction of 2 EPR at HPC Hinkley Point C (3.2 GW). At HPC has been involved in the manufacturing and assembly of the PTLS scope (pools, tanks, containment liner and sumps) across the 2 units for the Nuclear Island and since the 2021 is in charge of delivery of the HLs safety building, managing the civil works and the coordination of MEH installation. In parallel, Luca is actively involved with Bologna and Roma University running workshops regarding Nuclear Quality and Management of Nuclear construction.

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Webinar by Gianfranco Caruso on Friday November 17, 2023 at 15:00

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Gianfranco Caruso is Full Professor in Nuclear Engineering at Sapienza, University of Rome. He received his MS degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1984 and earned his PhD in Energy in 1989, focusing on severe accidents in nuclear plants. He is a member of the Scientific Council of ICHMT and representative member of Sapienza in the Governing Board of CIRTEN. Prof. Caruso is a member of the “National Commission for the Forecasting and Prevention of Major Risks" of the Department of Civil Protection – nuclear and radiological risk subcommittee. He is currently leader of the Sapienza “Nuclear Engineering Research Group” in ongoing national and international projects related to nuclear topics and the reference person for Sapienza research activities in the framework of the EUROFUSION project. His research interests include: advanced heat transfer and thermal-hydraulics in fission and fusion nuclear plants; nuclear safety, magneto-hydrodynamics; two-phases heat transfer and flow; design of components and systems for energy production plants.

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Webinar by Frédéric Plas on Friday November 24, 2023 at 15:00

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Frédéric Plas is civil engineer in applied geosciences with a higher education diploma in mechanics and hydraulics, Mr. Plas began his career in the 1980s at the CEA in a research laboratory on material for radioactive waste disposal. He joined Andra, the French national agency for radwaste management, in the 1990s in the scientific division. Since more than 30 years, various managing positions allowed Frédéric Plas to become an expert in deep geological disposal of radwaste and radwaste management in general, covering different areas: design concept, safety assessment and Performance Assessment, a wide range of scientific disciplines (geosciences, materials sciences, radiochemistry, applied mathematics...), Spent fuel cycle and radwaste conditioning. 

Head of the Research and Development Division of Andra during 10 years since 2022, he is now the head of the Cigéo program division in charge of instruction of Construction licensing application of Cigéo projet (industrial center for geological disposal of most radioactive radwaste), and the programmatic and technical authority for the development of Cigéo projet.   

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Webinar by Han Gyu Joo on Friday December 1, 2023 at 15:00

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Dr. Han Gyu Joo has been serving as the President of Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) since December 2022. He is on leave from his professorship at Seoul National University where he had served as a Professor of Nuclear Engineering for 18 years. He got his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue in 1996. During his 4 and half year stay at Purdue including the postdoc period, he developed the initial version of the PARCS (Purdue Advanced Reactor Core Simulator) code which is now being used worldwide through the NRC framework. After returning to KAERI, he led the development of a Numerical Nuclear Reactor based on the DeCART direct whole core calculation code. After moving to SNU in 2004, he broadened his expertise in computational reactor physics and developed many neutronics codes as well as a core thermal hydraulics code with his students. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society in 2015. He is also an inducted member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea.

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Webinar by Jacopo Buongiorno on Friday December 15, 2023 at 15:00

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Jacopo Buongiorno is the TEPCO Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Director of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES), and the Director of Science and Technology of the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory.  He has published over 100 journal articles in the areas of reactor safety and design, two-phase flow and heat transfer, and nanofluid technology.  For his research work and teaching he won several awards, among which recently the 2022 ANS Presidential Citation.  Jacopo is a consultant for the nuclear industry in the area of reactor thermal-hydraulics, and a member of the Accrediting Board of the National Academy of Nuclear Training.  He is also a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, a Fellow of the NUclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH) conference, a member of the ASME, past member of the Naval Studies Board (2017-2019), and a participant in the Defense Science Study Group (2014-2015).

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Webinar by Stefano Monti on Friday December 22, 2023 at 15:00

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Stefano Monti is currently President of the Italian Nuclear Association and Director of Research at ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. From May 2011 to November 2022, he was Head of the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Before joining the IAEA, he was Head of the Division Reactor and Fuel Cycle Safety and Security Methods of ENEA and from 2007 to 2013 President of SIET, a world leader company in the experimental tests for the development, testing, qualification and certification of systems and components for the nuclear industry.

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Webinar by Yves Desbazeille on Friday January 12, 2024 at 15:00

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Yves Desbazeille – Director General, nucleareurope

Yves Desbazeille is French and graduated in electrical engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (“SUPELEC”) in France in 1991 and studied on an MBA program in the early 2000s. During his successful career, he has been involved in different businesses and responsibilities at EDF: nuclear engineering, hydro and thermal power projects management in France, USA as well as in Asia, where he was for 5 years. His previous position as EDF representative for energy in Brussels has provided him with an in-depth knowledge of the EU institutions and Brussels’ stakeholders and of the energy and climate stakes for Europe.

nucleareurope is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. nucleareurope acts as the voice of the European nuclear industry in energy policy discussions with EU institutions and other key stakeholders. The membership of nucleareurope is made up of 15 national nuclear associations.

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Webinar by Jeff Lane and Tommy Moore on Friday January 19, 2024 at 15:00

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Dr. Jeff Lane is the Technical Director for Numerical Advisory Soluons (NAS). His background is in software development, computaonal thermal-hydraulics and reactor safety analysis for both exisng LWRs as well as next generation SMR and non-LWR concepts. His primary responsibility is the GOTHIC coarse-grid CFD software, but he has also been involved with development of digital twins, the application of machine learning to guide simulaons, accident management and data-driven modeling. Dr. Lane received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University where he studied under the Rickover Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering.

Dr. Tommy Moore has 10 years of experience in the nuclear field with a focus on experimental and computational thermal hydraulics, computational fluid dynamics, reactor safety analysis, and reactor design. Dr. Moore recently earned his PhD in nuclear engineering from Oregon State University where he worked on the High Temperature Test Facility as a test engineer, taught the introductory thermal-fluids courses, and performed a Star-CCM+ benchmark for a transient sodium-cooled fuel test in support of the Transient Reactor Test Facility restart.

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Webinar by Gonzalo Jiménez on Friday January 26, 2024 at 15:00

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Gonzalo Jimenez has a PhD in Nuclear Engineering by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).  He has worked and researched in nuclear safety since 2005 within engineering companies such as Naturgy and Westinghouse Electric Company in Spain and Belgium. From 2011, he is Associate Professor in the Energy Engineering Department of the UPM.

His main fields of research are Nuclear Safety and Thermal Hydraulics, specially spent fuel dry cask simulation and containment analysis. He has worked in several European projects such as ESFR-SMART, ENEN+, PIACE and others. Nowadays, he is responsible of several research projects with Spanish Nuclear Power Plants and with the Spanish Nuclear Regulatory Body. From 2020, he is coordinator of the AMHYCO European project. He has published more that 40 indexed papers and he has directed 7 PhD thesis.

On the other side, he has a Master in Spanish and Latin-American Literature, and he is currently doing a PhD thesis on Spanish contemporary poetry.

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Webinar by Murthy Kolluri on Friday February 2, 2024 at 15:00

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Murthy Kolluri finished his PhD in Mechanics of materials (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands) in 2011. Since then he is working as a research scientist within Research and Innovation department at NRG, The Netherlands. His research interests include neutron irradiation effects on mechanical and microstructural properties of structural nuclear materials, in particular irradiation embrittlement in RPV steels. Additionally, he is involved in surveillance testing program of HFR Petten. He is the project manager and lead scientist of NRG’s multi-annual research program, STRUMAT, focused on studying irradiation embrittlement of RPV steels for safe long term operation of LWRs. He is also scientific coordinator of the STRUMAT-LTO project funded by H2020.

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Webinar by Lucia Sargentini on Friday February 9, 2024 at 15:00

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Dr. Lucia Sargentini is a research-engineer at Commisariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Renouvables (CEA) in Saclay. Since 2015 she has been involved in safety studies for CEA’s research reactors, in experimental analysis for physical modelling and validation of T-H system codes and in the inverse uncertainties quantification in Best-Estimate Plus Uncertainty methodologies. She graduated in Nuclear Engineering at University of Pisa in 2011, after an intership at CEA-Saclay on heat transfer transient during reactivity accident in research reactors. She holds a PhD (2014) in Fluid Mechanics at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris on fluid-structure interaction for sodium reactor assemblies.

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Webinar by Filippo Gagliardi on Friday February 16, 2024 at 15:00

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Filippo Gagliardi has a master’s degree in physics of fundamental interactions earned at University of Pisa, Italy, in 2013. After few experiences in high-energy experiments (CMS, AMS) at CERN, he joined the Italian company Nucleco spa. Currently he is responsible of the non-destructive characterisation systems of the company. He has gained a deep experience in practical applications and theorical studies of many non-destructive techniques for radiological characterization in a large variety of cases, in Italy (included, but not limited to, all nuclear installations) and abroad (like the Joint Research Center – JRC – in Karlsruhe, Germany).

He is involved in several international projects and gives lectures and seminars for university courses or for private entities. Since 2021, he is involved (as student) in the PhD programme in nuclear engineering with La Sapienza – University of Rome, Italy: his R&D work focuses in 2D and 3D gamma-ray imaging techniques.

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Webinar by Michele Frignani on Friday February 23, 2024 at 15:00

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Michele Frignani entered Ansaldo Nucleare in 2007 and is currently Head of Innovation for the nuclear sector. He covered multiple roles in the company, from technical coordination to management responsibilities of increasing complexity. He is now responsible of the strategic plan, including the interface and synergies with the companies of the Group.

With 15+ years experience in the nuclear field and 10+ years in coordination of innovative projects, he devoted most of his carrer in bridging the gap between academia and industrial sector, with a focus on the management of engineering and testing programs for advanced reactor concepts and small modular reactors.

He has a PhD in Nuclear Engineering at University of Bologna, and recently attended the Key Manager High Education program by CdP Academy at SDA Bocconi, Headsprings and IESE Campus. With more than 30 publications in journals, he is also invited speaker at various international events on energy and nuclear technology.

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Webinar by Georges Van Goethem on Friday March 1, 2024 at 15:00

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Georges VAN GOETHEM is a mechanical civil engineer (UCLouvain Polytechnic, 1974). He then completed a doctorate in fluid mechanics applied to nuclear safety (1979). He worked for Belgian industry for several years. He then spent his entire career in international nuclear fission research at the European Commission - more specifically at Euratom.  He spent the first half of his career at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy, and then in Brussels at DG Research and Innovation, Directorate for Energy, in charge of the Euratom framework programme (safety, radiation protection, waste management). He has launched a number of nuclear education and training programmes as part of the Erasmus programme. 

He also initiated a number of scientific collaborations in Europe and abroad on issues relating to the energy mix (i.e. composed of renewable, fossil and nuclear sources). His teaching at the Collège Belgique (Royal Academy of Belgium) focuses on innovation in the nuclear field (Generation IV and SMRs). He also lectures in France at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes and at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne. Finally, he gives a series of lectures on the energy mix at the Université des Aînés (UDA) of UCLouvain on the campuses of Brussels-Woluwé and Louvain-la-Neuve. 

He is also a reviewer of the IPCC reports - in particular, Working Group no 3 (i.e. climate change mitigation) - whose sixth report came out on 4 April 2022. He is a member of the "Académie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer de Belgique". As such, he works on issues relating to "access to energy for all" (SDG no 7) in Africa.  In his spare time, he leads various citizens' groups concerned about the future of energy in Belgium. He is co-founder of the bilingual Belgian association "100 Terawatthours", which interacts with citizens, the relevant political authorities and the media.

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Webinar by Marco Pellegrini on Friday March 8, 2024 at 15:00

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Marco Pellegrini has been working as Project Associate Professor since 2019 in the Nuclear Professional School at the University of Tokyo. Marco obtained his Ph.D. at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in March 2012, almost one year after the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. His research and expertise encompass Severe Accidents phenomenology, focusing on multi-phase flow with Computational Fluid Dynamics (Eulerian-Eulerian method and VOF) and experimental approaches (e.g. PIV, aerosol-spectrometry).

He has worked from 2012 to 2019 for the Fukushima Decomissioning Project as a researcher at the Institute of Applied Energy in support of TEPCO for the investigation of the accident progression, debris and fission product distribution at the plant. He has served as leader and technical expert of various OECD/NEA projects such as the BSAF-I, BSAF-II, ARC-F and currently the FACE project. Additionally, he serves as task leader of the CFD package of the IPRESCA/NEUGENIA project on pool scrubbing.

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Webinar by Ramona Bouwman on Friday March 15, 2024 at 15:00

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Ramona Bouwman finished her PhD in medical physics (University of Amsterdam) in 2017. Since 2018 she is working as a radiation protection consultant at NRG in Arnhem, the Netherlands. In this postiion she gives advice on regular aspects regarding the safe use of ionizing radiation and she is involved in research on radiation protection questions. Her main research topics are related to the biodistribuon of radionuclides in the human body. Addionally, she is leading the task on internal dosimetry of therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals of working group 7 (internal dosimetry) of the European Radiation Dosimetry Group.

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Webinar by Luka Snoj on Friday March 22, 2024 at 15:00

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Luka Snoj received the Diploma and PhD thesis in Physics from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2005 and 2009, respectively. In 2010, he was on 6 months postdoctoral position at Culham centre for Fusion Energy, where he was charge of neutron transport calculations to support JET neutron yield calibration. In 2010 has been appointed head of TRIGA reactor at the Jozef Stefan Institute (JSI). Since 2014 he has been head of reactor physics division at the Jozef Stefan Institute. He is very active in teaching; reactor and radiation physics, experimental reactor physics at the Faculty of mathematics and physics where in 2019 he was elected associate professor. He has been advisor to 13 master and 4 PhD theses and is advisor to 4 PhD students. His research interest is mainly theoretical reactor physics related to practical applications in power and research reactors, in particular: Monte Carlo transport of neutrons and photons in fission and fusion nuclear reactors, integral reactor experiments, criticality experiments and calculations. He regularly performs evaluations and evaluation reviews of critical and reactor physics experiments for International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) and International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation (IRPhE) Project working groups under OECD/NEA.

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Webinar by Yannick Le Tonqueze on Friday April 5, 2024 at 15:00

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Yannick LE TONQUEZE, 50 years old, got a master´s diploma in Nuclear Engineering from INSTN (France). He joined CEA in 1999 in Research reactors division in Grenoble, during 4 years he managed characterization and dismantling of Reactors diagnostics and irradiation loops, Fission products and tritium labs with on field experience. In 2003, he decided to move in LMJ project near Bordeaux in the CEA military branch. He worked 3 years, as Nuclear Safety engineer, in integrated team with key Companies to develop LMJ systems following strong system engineering approach. Then, he became the Nuclear safety manager for all the project and prepare a major Safety report  who was presented to the Nuclear authority. In 2009, he got the opportunity to become IFMIF architect, working with Japanese compagnies, and Nuclear Safety coordinator in Japan during 3 years. Then in 2012, He came back in France in CEA Cadarache to become RES (Nuclear Submarine test facility) deputy Project leader to finalize the facility who is now under operation. Finally he joined ITER in 2016, first in Integration division and quickly ITER DG asked him to be in charge of Nuclear Integration Unit, to manage ITER Radiation safety challenges, who is now the Radiation Safety and Environment Unit that he is leading since 2019.

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Webinar by Christian Schönfelder on Friday April 12, 2024 at 15:00

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Dr Christian Schönfelder, a theoretical physicist, has more than 25 years’ experience in training of nuclear engineers, nuclear power plant operators, and maintenance personnel, working in companies such as Siemens, Framatome, and AREVA. Amongst others, he was responsible for designing and implementing the comprehensible training program for the operation and maintenance staff of OL3, the EPR that recently started its commercial operation in Finland. For several years now he has been working as a Senior Training Consultant, active in particular in nuclear Education and Training projects funded by the European Union.

As the German AREVA training center manager, he not only was the member of a community of practice of German training center managers, but also nourished the relation, cooperation and communication between the different AREVA internal training centers as well as the national HR departments.

Currently, in the project ENEN2plus (Building European Nuclear Competence) Christian is managing work package 4: Development of Sustainable Vocational Training Program and Network. Here, one task deals with the creation and operation of a community of practice on vocational training.

Christian is not only a member of the German (KTG) as well as of the Spanish Nuclear Society (SNE), but also a member of ENEN (European Nuclear Education Network) as well as of FuseNet, the European Fusion Education Network. Furthermore, in the Management Board of the Fusion Industry Innovation Forum that consults the European Commission, he is responsible for the topical area Skills Development.

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Webinar by Dominique Bestion on Friday April 19, 2024 at 15:00

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Dr Dominique Bestion has been working at Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique for 37 years (1983-2020), in a thermal-hydraulic department at CEA-Grenoble, in France. He has been working in modelling two-phase flow for the CATHARE system code for accidental transient simulations and has been project manager of the CATHARE code development. He analysed many experiments and developed several models. He became Research Director and International Expert in reactor thermalhydraulics. He contributed to many European projects and had a coordination role for the EUROFASTNET, NURESIM, NURISP, and NURESAFE projects for a European multiscale thermalhydraulic simulation platform. He had teaching activities in several Universities and international courses and published chapters of books. He contributed to OECD-NEA-CSNI-WGAMA activities, coordinated Task Groups on application of CFD to Nuclear reactor safety and co-founded the biennial CFD4NRS workshops. He contributed to OECD-CSNI State of the Art documents on Scaling, and on 3D system code modelling. He has been Editor at the Nuclear Engineering and Design Journal (2008 to 2021). He has been nominated ’’NURETH Fellow’’ in 2017. He is now consultant, scientific advisor and he chairs the FONESYS international network of system code developers to further improving the quality of reactor thermalhydraulic simulation. His domain of expertise includes two-phase thermalhydraulics, model development, code development and validation, application methodologies of codes for reactor transient analyses and nuclear safety.

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Webinar by Koroush Shirvan on Friday April 26, 2024 at 15:00

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Pr. Koroush Shirvan is a professor of nuclear science and engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the current Co-Director of Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives by National Academy for Nuclear Training, Director of Accident Tolerant Fuel Integrated Research Project (IRP) and PI of MIT ARC-20 project as part of the Advanced Demonstration Reactor Program. His research focuses on innovations in reactor design and fuel engineering.

In 2021, Prof. Shirvan released the first open-source tool for cost estimation of existing and advanced nuclear architectures. The tool and its insights are currently utilized by policy makers and energy community worldwide. He is an active consultant to the nuclear industry on matters of digital engineering, cost, safety, use of AI/ML, and fuel technology.

Pr. Shirvan received his PhD from MIT in 2012. He has been the lead supervisor of over 50 graduate thesis and current is supervising 17 graduate students. His work on fuels has led into multiple awards including the Reactor Technology Award from American Nuclear Society in 2022.

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Webinar by Giorgio Simonini on Friday May 3, 2024 at 15:00

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Giorgio Simonini joined EDF R&D as Research Engineer in 2015. Since then, he has been involved in a multitude of projects whose leitmotif is improving the techno-economic performance of existing and future nuclear power plants (SMR, EPR2). Its expertise is focused on thermal-hydraulic modeling at a system level (i.e. 0D/1D modeling; he is one of the main contributors to the development of the Modelica library ThermoSysPro) and on processing of experimental data coming from the nuclear fleet (visualization, statistics, machine-learning). Digital twins, secondary chemistry monitoring, efficiency monitoring, passive safety systems, core flexibility, hydrogen, coupling of AI and physical models are some of the topics on which Giorgio contributes. He also animates some training at EDF or at the INSTN.   

Giorgio graduates in Energy Engineering at the University of Pisa in 2008, after a internship at Westinghouse Nuclear (USA) on CFD analyses on the IRIS SMR. He pursued his specialization in the nuclear domain with a PhD at the CEA-Cadarache on the tempo-spatial representativeness of specific experimental data for a nuclear physics code validation. He also worked at Framatome on the development of new simulation tools for Safety Studies.

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Webinar by Bogdan Buhai on Friday May 17, 2024 at 15:00

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Webinar by Lorenzo Stefanini on Friday May 24, 2024 at 15:00

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Lorenzo Stefanini is a former student of the Università di Pisa. Currently he holds the role of manager and main business developer for the Ageing Management and Long Term Operation  division at NRG (AM|LTO), the Netherlands.
After a bachelor (2013) and MSc (2015) in Nuclear Engineering at UNIPI Lorenzo joins NRG (2016) as a consultant. At NRG Lorenzo rapidly develops into project management and team management. Over the years he takes over the roles of project manager, maintenance manager at the High Flux Reactor and ultimately team manager for the AM|LTO unit.

A recognized specialist in the field of Ageing Management (AM), since 2021 Lorenzo participates and leads may IAEA AM-related and initiatives all over the world.

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Webinar by Andrea Alfonsi on Friday May 31, 2024 at 15:00

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Andrea Alfonsi joined NuCube Energy, Inc. in 2023 and he is currently serving as the Nuclear Core Design Manager. Previously (2021-2023), he was the Nuclear Design and Analysis Functional Manager at Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), in its Advanced Technology division, managing a large multi-disciplinary team of engineers focused on the design and development of nuclear technologies for space applications. Before joining USNC, he worked at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for 10+ years (from 2010) covering multiple technical roles, including serving as Technical Leader and Principal Investigator for the development of the Uncertainty Quantification (UQ), parameter optimization and AI-aided Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA)code RAVEN (Risk Analysis and Virtual ENvironment) and the Reactor Physics/Neutronics toolkit PHISICS (Parallel and Highly Innovative System for INL Code System).

With 15+ years of experience in the nuclear field (in both Research and Industry environments), he has been involved in research and development of several projects, spanning from reactor design and analysis to methods development for reactor physics applications, reduced order physics/models, advanced uncertainty quantification, etc.

He has a Ph.D. in Energy (Nuclear) Engineering by the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy). In his career, he authored and co-authored more that 20+ journal publications, 60+ papers in proceedings of international conferences, and 40+ technical reports.

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Webinar by Carl W. Myers on Friday June 7, 2024 at 15:00

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C. W. Myers is an applied geologist with a long-standing interest in underground space applications.  He worked for 24 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory in positions that included leader of the geology group, leader of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, and co-leader of Los Alamos research for the Yucca Mountain Project.  He retired in 2005 to work as an independent researcher.  He originated the concept for the underground nuclear park, a method to co-locate underground nuclear power plants and the back-end nuclear-fuel-cycle facilities supporting those power plants, as well as the concept to co-locate underground nuclear power plants with underground hydropower plants. He is a Fellow in the Geological Society of America, a member of the American Nuclear Society, and a member of the International Society of Rock Mechanics "Commission on Underground Nuclear Power Plants.”  He completed his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1973 and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the State University of Stony Brook in 1974.

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Webinar by Elizabeth Worsham on Friday June 21, 2024 at 17:00

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Dr. Elizabeth Worsham is a Systems Integration Engineer at Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Her work includes modeling and analysis of nuclear heat and power systems and economic analysis of power and product markets. Elizabeth supports the lab’s efforts decarbonize the industrial heat and power sector through integration of advanced reactors and SMRs. Specifically, she leads the group investigating decarbonizing pulp and paper mills with nuclear energy. In addition, Dr. Worsham supports international collaborations through the Department of State’s Foundational Infrastructure for the Responsible use of SMR Technology (FIRST) as a subject matter expert on non-electric applications for nuclear power. Elizabeth received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2017) and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University (2020).

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