TOPICS

& LEADERS

1.  WATER-COOLED REACTOR PROGRAMS & RELATED SMALL MODULAR REACTOR DEVELOPMENTS 

Evolutionary designs, innovative, passive, light and heavy water cooled reactors; development of SMRs; issues related to meeting near term utility needs; emerging plant safety issues, design improvements; business, political and economic challenges; infrastructure limitations and improved construction techniques including modularization.

🔹 Jean-Luc JACOUD, Framatome

🔹 Jacques CHENAIS, CEA

2. HIGH TEMPERATURE REACTORS 

Design and development issues, components and materials, safety, reliability, economics, demonstration plants and environmental issues, fuel design and reliability, power conversion technology, impact of non-electricity applications on reactor design; advanced thermal and fast HTR designs.

🔹 Dominique HITTNER, Consultant

🔹 Michael FUETTERER, JRC-Petten

3. FAST NEUTRON REACTORS 

Reactor technology with enhanced fuel cycle features for improved resource utilization, actinide management, and waste minimization capabilities. Potential reactor designs with longer development times for increased sustainability

🔹 Alfredo VASILE, CEA

🔹 Bernard CARLUEC, Framatome

4. MOLTEN SALT REACTORS & OTHER ADVANCED REACTORS 

Reactor technology with molten salt as circulating nuclear fuel (MSR) or as primary coolant for solid core designs. Design and development issues, components and materials, safety and reliability, economics, demonstration plants and environmental issues. Other Gen IV reactor designs with longer development times and enhanced capabilities compared to Light Water Reactors.

🔹 Sylvie DELPECH, CNRS

🔹 Joël GUIDEZ, CEA

5. OPERATION, PERFORMANCE & RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT 

Training, O&M costs, life cycle management, risk based maintenance, operational experiences, performance and reliability improvements, outage optimization, human factors, plant staffing, outage reduction features, major component reliability, repair and replacement, in-service inspection, and codes & standards.

🔹 Patrick MORILHAT, EDF

🔹 Christophe VARÉ, EDF

6. PLANT SAFETY ASSESSMENT, REGULATORY & LICENSING ISSUES 

Transient and accident performance including LOCA and non-LOCA, severe accident analysis, nuclear plant security, natural disaster initiated severe accidents, impact of risk informed changes, accident management and emergency situations, advances in regulatory issues for operating and future plants, life assessment and management of aging, degradation and damage extension lessons from plant operations, containment with radiological and nonradiological inventory, probabilistic safety assessment and reliability engineering, new methodologies for plant safety analysis. Fire protection, emergency preparedness, and used fuel storage and transportation. Reactor licensing, advanced reactor design certification, combined license, and multinational design license application and evaluation.

🔹 Giovanni BRUNA, ex-IRSN

🔹 Paride MELONI, ENEA (Italie)

🔹 Alessandro PETRUZZI, NINE (Italie)

🔹 Michel GIOT, UCLouvain (Belgique)

🔹 Michael CORRADINI, Univ. Wisconsin (USA)

7. REACTOR PHYSICS & ANALYSIS 

Nuclear data libraries and related error files, lattice calculation, deterministic and Monte Carlo approaches, core calculation, multi physics coupling. Progresses achieved in this domain contribute to the improvement of core performances (for existing reactors and next generation reactors). New fuels, new fuel management, new reactor cores and characterization of spent fuels.

🔹 Anne NICOLAS, CEA

🔹 Frédéric DAMIAN, CEA

8. THERMAL HYDRAULICS ANALYSIS & TESTING 

Experimental techniques and measurements, phenomena identification and ranking, computer code scaling applicability and uncertainty, containment thermal hydraulics, separate and integral effect tests, improved code development and qualification, single and two phase flow heat transfer, advanced computational thermal hydraulic methods; single and two phase CFD.

🔹 Antoine GERSCHENFELD, CEA

🔹 Anthony DYAN, EDF

🔹 Danielle GALLO, CEA

9. FUEL CYCLE & WASTE MANAGEMENT  

Fuel cycle sustainability, fuel cycle options, review of national programs on advanced fuel cycle options including P&T, advanced reprocessing processes and technologies (Purex, Coex, Urex, Pyro), nuclear material recycling technologies (MIMAS, Vibropack), modeling of processes, back end fuel cycle options, uranium and plutonium management issues, waste conditioning storage and disposal, thorium cycle, fully integrated fuel cycle and symbiotic nuclear power systems, Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS), and non-proliferation concerns.

🔹 Cécile EVANS, ORANO

🔹 Luc VAN DEN DURPEL, Nuclear-21.Net

🔹 Andrea SALVATORES, CEA

10. MATERIALS & STRUCTURAL ISSUES 

Fuel, core, reactor pressure vessel and internals structures, advanced materials issues, environmental effects and fracture mechanics, concrete and steel containments design and analysis, design and monitoring for seismic, dynamic and extreme accidents, irradiation issues, materials and structural mechanics issues, aging material issues, codes and standards for new generation plants.

🔹 Céline CABET, CEA

11. NUCLEAR & INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS 

Environmental impacts and carbon reduction of nuclear and alternative systems, including applications such as the production of hydrogen, sea water desalination, liquid fuels produced with reduced carbon footprints, biofuels, heating and other co-generation applications. Scenario analysis of nuclear role substitution for fossil fuels not only for power but for transportation, industrial process heat and its qualitative contribution.

🔹 Enrico GIRARDI, EDF

🔹 Michel BERTHELEMY, CEA

12. CAPACITY BUILDING FOR NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAMS 

International collaborative arrangements to support world nuclear energy development, especially in developing countries and with respect to technical, administrative, funding, capacity building and other issues for from stakeholders’ perspectives (international organizations, government, regulatory body, technical support organization, operator, vendor, industry and supply chain, inspection and control, conformity assessment and accreditation bodies, educational and training institutions, others) according 

to the strategy adopted for the NPP program and according to the set-up model considered for the NPP project ; Smart and innovative arrangements (owner/operator) for NPP programs and for NPP projects’ and contracts’ implementation.

🔹 Franck LIGNINI, Framatome

🔹 IAEA (Tbd)

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