Chair: Iuliia Ipatova (Manchester University, UK)

The workshops are held in the format of a highly interactive session (e.g. a game), with a limited amount of participants. Ideas and workshop conceptions may vary from technical through social to economic aspects in the area of nuclear science and technology.

15 interactive workshops will be held at IYNCWiN18:

WS01. Cybersecurity for Civil Nuclear Facilities
Ms. Melissa Crawford/USA/Siemens AG
Co-manager: Mr. Julian Milthorpe/Australia/ANSTO

This workshop will develop a detailed understanding of the cyber-security landscape, and allow participants to actively contribute to making cyber-security management plans based on a case study.

WS02. Lessons from Fukushima: how material selection can prevent future accidents
Dr. Valentina Angelici Avincola/USA/University of Virginia
Co-manager: Mr. Deepak Dwivedi/Australia/Curtin University

This workshop will give an opportunity to play with scientific concepts related to material properties and behavior, NPP constraints and industry requirements to understand which are the limitations and the strengths of different designs nowadays under investigation in the nuclear community as the best accident tolerant fuels/cladding. Participants will be engaged in a group game to evaluate and comment on selected accident tolerant fuels/cladding.

WS03. Advanced decommissioning – robotics in hazardous nuclear environments
Mr. Joseph Dabrera/UK/Sellafield Ltd
Co-managers: Mr. Adil Sardardeen/UK/Sellafield Ltd.

The workshop will focus on how the current use of advanced technologies has helped in remediating legacy waste and the tasks that have not been accomplished yet. It will consist of a practical application.

WS04. Nuclear detectives
 Ms. Nadya Rauff-Nisthar/Germany/JRC Karlsruhe
Co-managers: Mr. Jerry Davydov/Austria/IAEA

Participants of this workshop will be presented with a fictitious crime scene involving radioactive material. Their task is to find out what happened and who was/were involved. The workshop will enable participants to learn about the main aspects of a nuclear forensic examination in response to a nuclear security event.

WS05. Developing a Severe Accident progression tree
Ms. Lavinia Raganelli/UK/Imperial College of London
Co-manager: Mr. Jacob Home/UK/Lancaster University

Participants will learn about severe accidents, the difficulties in developing effective models, and how to use information of multi-physics models to develop accident progression trees that are used in probabilistic safety analysis.


Rosario Delgado, Engineer, ENUSA

WS06. Small Modular Reactors: Understanding the technology and global development scenario with an opportunity to “operate SMR on your laptop
Lenka Kollar/USA/NuScale 

Participants of this workshop will get an opportunity to learn about the small modular reactor technology along with its current state of development. They will get a chance to understand the physics, engineering design, operational characteristics and technology of the reactor with the help of nuclear power plant (PWR) educational simulator.

WS07. DIY Energy Roadmaps
Ms. Jessica Lovering/USA/The Breakthrough Institute

Working from the theoretical framework of the Kaya Identity, we will look up demographic and economic prediction from the UN, and combine these with our own or official energy or emission reduction targets for our chosen region. Working backwards, we will determine the necessary rates of decline in energy intensity and carbon intensity, and turn these into estimates for required power plant deployment.

WS08. The competences of the future for the next youth nuclear generation
DAudrey Navon-Gross/France/I2EN

The proposed workshop aims to increase awareness on the importance of attracting young and brilliant talents in the nuclear industry. This will be achieved by analyzing the most important competences required in the nuclear sector and the weak points of the “recruiting process” nowadays. Participants will have the possibility to work hands-on at the solution of an open issue suggested by the workshop organizers and speakers, to brainstorm within the groups and exchange ideas.

WS09. Innovation in Nuclear: Bridging the gap between R&D and Industry
Dr. Fidelma Di Lemma/USA/INL/IYNC
Co-manager: Dr. Luca Capriotti//USA/INL/IYNC

Innovation in nuclear has become an important topic in the nuclear industry, as nuclear energy must answer to the challenges of the new millennial. However, there is a gap between the work of academia and research and the deployment of new ideas in the nuclear field. The workshop will focus on how to develop and deploy an innovative idea in the nuclear industry.


Eleonora Lambridis, Westinghouse We Link manager

WS10. Nuclear fuel cycle game
Mr. Johnson S Maseko/South Africa/Eskom Koeberg NPP

This workshop will focus on general aspects of developing a fuel cycle strategy and be held in the form of an interactive game.


Eric Mhlakaza, ESKOM

WS11. Strategic Communication in a Nuclear Crisis
Ms. Kate Jennings/Australia/ANSTO
Co-manager: Ms. Julia Garside/Australia/ANSTO

This workshop will seek to understand and create a roadmap for how to engage with internal and external stakeholders in the face of a crisis, and provoke innovative concepts and insight. Participants will be primed on a ‘crisis’ that has been created and develop a strategic communication plan over different periods of time.


Yeonhee Hah, Head of the Division of Human Aspects of Nuclear Safety, NEA

WS12. Nuclear Medicine – A future of hope
Mr. Humberto Romano/Argentina/INTECNUS – CNEA

Participants of this workshop will get acquainted with the workflow of nuclear medicine service while getting the opportunity to talk with experts in this field and participate in an interactive activity focusing on some of the current challenges and how these can be remedied to ensure the bright future of nuclear medicine.

WS13. Alternative use of nuclear energy
Manager: Piyush Sabharwall/USA/INL 

Nuclear energy is widely used for peaceful purposes in energy generation and in the field of medicine. But is this the only application of nuclear power? Participants of this workshop will learn how to make an “eternal battery”, whether it is possible to use atomic energy in open space and why radiation in agriculture is useful through an interactive game.

WS14. Nuclear knowledge management
Ms. Monica Sbaffoni/WiN
Co-Manager: Pr. Roberto Mayer/Argentina/CNEA

Nuclear knowledge management is a crucial factor in ensuring the safe operation of existing nuclear facilities. Participants will be provided with specialized background and debate on the development and current implementation of existing nuclear knowledge management programs in nuclear organizations.

WS15. Gender Gap in STEM fields
 Veronica Garea/Argentina/Fundacion INVAP

Co-Manager: Ana Bohe/Argentina/CNEA/Conicet

The main objective of this workshop is to analyse the gender assymetries in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), especially focusing on their impact on the nuclear sector. It aims to analyse and exchange ideas and experiences which can contribute to decrease the gender gap in the different levels of STEM activities so that they can also be considered as relevant matters on the global agenda.