Workshop Sessions

The idea of the IYNC workshops is to be interactive with a small group of participants (maximum 40). The workshop participants will perform a task (e.g. : a game or brainstorming session) and present the output.

Contact Crystian Ioppolo (USA, Duke Energy), IYNC2014 Workshops Chair, for more information at Crystian.Ioppolo@iync.org.

Here are the IYNC2014 Workshop Topics:

# Workshop Topic
WS01. New Build or Refurbishment?
You will learn about how the nuclear industry chooses between refurbishing its older plants and building new units by hearing from the experts. After learning how the nuclear industry leadership makes their decisions, you will have the opportunity to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) of a case study and come to your own conclusions.

Managers

  • Jose-Luis Perez, Commercial Director, Areva, Spain

Speakers

  • Rene Fernadez, Head of Engineering at Nuclenor, Spain
WS02. Nuclear Science and Nanotechnology
The workshop will provide an introduction to nanotechnology. Experts will introduce instructive examples about how to incorporate nanotechnology into nuclear science and their potential impacts, by an introductory talk, real case examples, and open discussion. The interactive activity will force the participants to generate many creative ideas and discuss their potential impacts with the other participants. Finally a conclusive summary is obtained about how to incorporate nanotechnology into nuclear science for the future of nuclear energy and security.

Managers

  • Hyungdae Kim, Assistant Professor, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Speakers

  • TBC
WS03. Nuclear Energy Sustainability
Can nuclear power survive the natural gas movement? Can nuclear power survive its own unending list of expanding costs? This workshop will explore nuclear energy’s sustainability in the world economy. Participants will debate options, explore various methods for securing nuclear’s future, and determine based on their new knowledge if nuclear energy will be sustainable.

Managers

  • Islam El Hadj, Engineer, Tunisian Power and Gas Utility – STEG, Tunisia
  • Denys Zeniuk, Leading Engineer, Energoatom, Ukraine

Speakers

  • Patrick Heather, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, UK
  • Ed Cummins, Vice President – New Plant Technology, Westinghouse, USA
WS04. Fuel Cycle Game
This workshop will educate the participants on the international issues with fuel cycle development through a board game format. In the “Fuel Cycle Game”, each team of participants represents a country with the goal of developing its fuel cycle by trading with other countries according to international rules, and proliferation concerns.

Managers

  • Daniel Urjan, Shift Manager, Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant, Romania
  • Nicolas Stauff, Scientist, ANL, France

Speakers

  • TBC
WS05. Thorium Reactors and the Next Nuclear Fuel
Thorium is the fuel for future as the present reserve can provide nearly unlimited power when properly utilized without much concerns of proliferation. Participants of this workshop will get acquainted with the special features, concerns and benefits, and present status of research and utilization of Thorium related technologies. Participants will also get opportunity to work and discuss with the real experts of this field.

Managers

  • Nitendra Singh, PhD Student, BARC, India
  • Luca Capriotti, PhD Student, EC-JRC, Italy

Speakers

  • Elsa Merle-Lucotte, Professor, CNRS, France
  • Uddharan Basak, Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle Specialist, IAEA, Austria
WS06. Small Nuclear Power Reactors
Small Power Reactors could have a big part to play in expanding nuclear energy across the globe; in this workshop we explore some of the near-term and more advanced designs. Participants will join us in identifying and discussing the challenges SMRs face as well as exploring the new opportunities that going small could present.

Managers

  • Piyush Sabharwall, Research Scientist, INL, USA
  • Adam Fitzmaurice, Graduate Engineer, Manchester University, UK

Speakers

  • Chad Lee Painter, Consultant/Scientist, IAEA, USA
  • Kristiina Soderholm, Head of Nuclear R&D, Fortum, Finland
WS07. Fusion: A 50 Year Story
This workshop will entail a high-level discussion of the scientific, engineering, and economical challenges presented through the progression of fusion technology since its inception, both for civilian and military applications. Attendees will be presented with the basis for several fusion plasma schemes for power generation and asked to propose possible solutions to the challenges inherent in a selected fusion regime.

Managers

  • Jacob Stout, Nuclear Operator, Exelon, USA
  • Abdul-Karim Barrie, Engineer, Entergy, USA

Speakers

  • Yves Peysson, Scientist, CEA, France
  • Jose Manuel Perlado, Scientist, Universidad Politecnica Madrid – Instituto Fusion Nuclear, Spain
  • Daniel Cortazar, Scientist, ESS-Bilbao, Spain
  • Francesco Romanelli, Scientist, EFDA-JET, Italy
WS08. Balancing Nuclear Power’s Global Expansion with Proliferation Prevention
The workshop will provide an education on nuclear security, focusing on proliferation risks and prevention. Experts will guide the participants in the discovery of good proliferation prevention practice. This will include an introductory talk, real case examples, and open discussion. The participants will then explore a real example and determine the best options based upon their education of nuclear safeguard and proliferation risks.

Managers

  • Fidelma Giulia Di Lemma, EC-JRC, Italy

Speakers

  • Yusuke Kuno, Deputy Director and Prime Scientist, ISCN of JAEA, Japan
  • Klaas Van der Meer, Scientific Coordinator, SCK•CEN, Belgium
WS09. Women Going Critical in Nuclear
Women are steadily increasing their leadership positions in the industry and taking a critical role in the future of nuclear energy. This workshop will creatively explore female leadership and will help equip attendees on how manage their careers effectively.

Managers

  • Ana Pisani, Engineer, Duke Energy, USA
  • Munazzah Noreen, Assistant Registrar, Virtual University of Pakistan, Pakistan

Speakers

  • Monira Al Kuttab, Country Representative, Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, U.A.E.
  • Yvonne Broy, Engineer, AREVA NP GmbH, Germany
  • Khalida Gill, Deputy Chief Scientist, Atomic Energy Commission, Pakistan
  • Kirsty Gogan, Visiting Researcher, Dalton Nuclear Institute, UK
  • Annick Carnino, Former Director, Department of Nucelar Safety, IAEA, France
  • August Fern, Partner, Radiant Capital Partners, USA
WS10. Nuclear Waste Challenges and Your Solutions
This workshop will reflect upon several key topics related to technical, political, economic and environmental aspects of nuclear waste management. Experts from a variety of backgrounds in spent fuel management will give their insights. Participants and the panel will then discuss benefits and drawbacks of the different strategies existing worldwide for the back-end of the fuel cycle. Finally, all participants will work in teams to analyze the current worldwide scenarios and possible future developments in spent fuel management.

Managers

  • Alejandro Palacio, Project Engineer, ENSA, Spain
  • Henri Ormus, Project Engineer, Pöyry, Finland

Speakers

  • Lauri Parviainen, Research Coordinator, Posiva, Finland
  • David Garrido, Licensing and Design of Spent Nuclear Fuel Casks, ENSA, Spain
  • Janne Wallenius, Head of Department, KTH, Sweden
WS11. Tools to Use in Your Local YGN
Looking to expand your local YGN organization? Have you stumbled upon a fantastic idea for your local YGN? This workshop is aimed at sharing best practices, tools, and ideas on how to run a successful YGN chapter, and to expand it to its full potential.

Managers

  • Calvin Holston, Auxiliary Operator, Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, USA
  • Pamella Kageliza Kilavi, Physics Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Kenya
WS12. Will Nuclear Kill Cancer?
This workshop will provide participants with an education on the effect of radiation on cancer cells. Participants will begin the workshop with an introduction to the scientific concern of radiotherapy treatment from experts in the industry. The participants will then use their new knowledge to determine the appropriate choice of radiation treatment for a given situation.

Managers

  • Entissar AlSuhaibani, Associate Professor, King Saud University, Saudi-Arabia
  • Jeremiah Mbazor, Student, Kepco International Nuclear Graduate School, Nigeria

Speakers

  • David Lloyd, Scientist, UK Health Protection Agency, UK
  • Ahmed Ahidjo, Consultant/Associate Professor, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
WS13. Entrepreneurship and New Ventures in Nuclear
This workshop will focus on the unique challenges of starting and developing a business in nuclear. Further, it will provide advice on overcoming these obstacles from experienced industry entrepreneurs. Finally, participants will evaluate opportunities for new ventures and entrepreneurs in the nuclear industry.

Managers

  • Gelani Dladla, PMO Coordinator, National Nuclear Regulator, South Africa
  • JCristina Rodriguez, Student, IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain

Speakers

  • August Fern, Partner, Radiant Capital Partners, USA
  • Seponono Kekana, Director, Sites Alpha Ltd, South Africa
  • Ramatsemela Masango, Chief Executive Officer, Mzesi Energy Ltd, South Africa
  • Aleksander Fertman, Advisor to the President, Foundations on Questions of Nuclear Technology, Russia
WS14. The Trouble with Justification: Societal Opinions of Nuclear Acceptability
As nuclear professionals, we are tasked with educating the public to ensure they understand nuclear power correctly. This workshop will explore ways and tools to speak with citizens, politicians and other key stakeholders to educate and highlight the value and importance of nuclear energy.

Managers

  • Martin Boissavit, Engineer, EDF, France

Speakers

  • Gaston Meskens, Researcher, CEVI – University of Ghent, Belgium
WS15. Knowledge Transfer Between Generations
An expert panel will initiate discussion by providing a brief education on how the nuclear industry is ensuring effective knowledge transfer is taking place today. Then, explore the methods of knowledge transfer between generations through role-playing scenarios in this interactive workshop.

Managers

  • Jonathan Scott, Assistant Engineer, Atkins, UK
  • Jeffrey Riley, Senior Technical Instructor, Exelon Generation, USA

Speakers

  • John Hurst, Management, Atkins, UK
  • Julie Sickle, Senior Director of Training, Exelon Generation, USA
  • Anastasia Zhukova, Consultant, IAEA, Austria

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