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SUNDAY, March 15, 2020

13:00 – 17:00

Optional Workshop:

Neutronics Modeling with CASMO, SIMULATE, and GARDEL: Nuclear Fuel Management, Reactivity Management, and Core Monitoring with State-of-the-Art, NQA-1 Engineering Tools

(Limited to about 30 attendees). Details

Cost: Free

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Welcome Reception at Dusit Thani Hotel

MONDAY, March 16, 2020


Opening Remarks

Opening Plenary “New Builds: the Legacy Continues”

15:30 - 18:15

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Director General, World Nuclear Association (WNA)

Agneta Rising


Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Jong H. Kim

H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC). Al Hammadi's management responsibilities include leading the organization towards the safe and efficient deployment of the UAE's first nuclear energy plant as well as ensuring compliance to the commitments of the UAE Roadmap to Nuclear Energy and the regulatory compliance to the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). Al Hammadi is a member of the World Association of Nuclear Operators' (WANO) Governing Board of its Atlanta Centre. He is also a member of the American Nuclear Society, and the Project Management Institute (USA). Mr. Al Hammadi was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Ajou University, Republic of Korea in May 2019.

Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

H.E. Engineer  Mohamed Al Hammadi

Hideki Masui is Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO). His responsibilities are corporate planning, organizational development and human resources development. He joined TEPCO in 1989. Since then his professional experience has been diverse. He started his professional career at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station as a chemical engineer.

Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer, TEPCO

Hideki Masui

Gu Jun is the president of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). In his career, Mr. Gu worked as Vice President of Qinshan Third Nuclear Power, President of Sanmen Nuclear Power, President of Nuclear Power Technology Corporation and President of Nuclear Engineering & Construction Group Corporation.

President, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)

Gu Jun

A. K. Balasubrahmanian has about 33 years experience in Design, Development, Engineering, Pre-project studies, Design co-ordination, Safety Review, Stress Analysis & Seismic qualification, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning of Nuclear Power Plants. He is credited with design, development and implementation of First of a kind Reactor Control & Shutdown systems for TAPS-3&4. He is equally versatile in PHWRs and LWRs, having worked in design & engineering of these reactor systems.

Technical Director, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCI)

A.K. Balasubramanian

Yunho Kim is president of KHNP Central Research Institute having more than 30 years of experience in nuclear industry. He is in charge of research and development regarding safety, operational reliability, construction technologies, radiation, chemistry, instrumentation and power engineering technologies of nuclear power plants. He was also project manager of APR design certification for U.S. NRC. He has worked the design certification project since 2010 including pre-application review meetings with the NRC.

President, Central Research Institute, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power

Yunho Kim


Parallel sessions: all tracks


Parallel sessions: all tracks

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020


Plenary  II: "Deep Dive on SMR Cost Drivers"



Professor, MIT

Koroush Shirvan

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Dr. Kim received a bachelor's degree and Master’s in Nuclear Engineering from Seoul National University (1981 and 1983) and Ph.D's degree in Nuclear Engineering from M.I.T in USA (1992). Dr. Kim started his career in the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. Dr. Kim has worked for 31 years in the various nuclear R&D projects. From 1997, Dr. Kim has developed SMART reactor which is an advanced integral small reactor. Currently he is a Vice President for SMART Development in the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. His specialties are system dynamic analysis and advanced control system design.

VP for SMART Development, KAERI​

Keung Koo Kim

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Jon Ball is Executive Vice President of Nuclear Plant Projects for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, a position he assumed in November 2015. In this role he leads the development and execution of new plant strategies globally. Jon has been a leader in the nuclear industry for more than 20 years and has a wide-range of experience in manufacturing, global operations, services, quality and P&L leadership.

Executive Vice President, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Jon Ball


Professor Giorgio Locatelli’s areas of expertise include: megaprojects, SMR, nuclear sector, project benchmarking, cost-benefit analysis, risk management, ethics & corruption, infrastructure end-of-life, project governance and temporary organizations. His research area is project management in large and complex infrastructure. Giorgio also works as a consultant and visiting academic for several institutions, including the IAEA and the UK government.

Chair in Project Business Strategy, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds

Giorgio Locatelli


Jan van der Lee is EDF Inc. Vice President R&D and leads EDF Innovation Lab . Prior to his current position, Jan created and headed the Materials Aging Institute (MAI), an international organization founded by EDF for scientific collaboration amongst nuclear utilities and related industries. Before joining EDF in 2009, he was associate professor at Mines-ParisTech. Jan received his M.S. degree in quantitative hydrodynamics from the Amsterdam Free University (Netherlands) and a Ph.D. from Mines-ParisTech (France).

Director of Nuclear Export Technologies, Électricité de France​ (EDF)

Jan van der Lee

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Mr. Moskvin has over 10 years of professional experience in the Russian nuclear energy industry. Currently based in Moscow, Mr Moskvin leads Rusatom Overseas activities in international business development, scouting for market opportunities and promoting the Russian civil nuclear technologies abroad. Anton is Head of Rusatom Overseas sale team, responsible for promoting Rosatom Integrated Offers on a global scale, leading business negotiations and reaching agreements with international partners for projects development. 

Vice President for Marketing and Business Development, Rusatom Overseas

Anton Moskvin


Parallel sessions: all tracks



Parallel sessions: all tracks


Parallel sessions: all tracks


Panel: “Nuclear Overcoming Challenges in the Public Debate”



Executive Advisor to the Director General, Foratom

Berta Picamal

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Bum-Jin Chung is a Professor of Nuclear Engineering Department in Kyung Hee University, Korea since March 2013. His current research interests are the analogy experiment method using electrochemical systems, natural and mixed convection heat transfers on various geometries in application to nuclear systems such as the HTGR (High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor) and SFR(Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor) safety systems.

Professor of Nuclear Engineering Department, Kyung Hee University

Bum-Jin Chung


Dr. Leslie Dewan is a nuclear engineer and entrepreneur, with a focus on new nuclear power technology and carbon-free energy production. She was the founder and CEO of Transatomic Power, a company that designed safer nuclear reactors that leave behind less waste than conventional reactors. 

Founding Principal, Nucleation Capital

Leslie Dewan


Banquet at Emirates Palace Hotel

Speaker: Agneta Rising, Director General of the World Nuclear Association (WNA), “The 5,000 nuclear reactor world


Agneta Rising became Director General of World Nuclear Association on 1 January 2013, having previously held the position of Vice President Environment at Vattenfall AB. In this post Ms. Rising headed a pan-European department focused on energy, environment and sustainability. Previously, Ms. Rising was Director for Nuclear Business Development at Vattenfall Generation.   

Director General, World Nuclear Association (WNA)

Agneta Rising

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020


Plenary III: “Integrated Energy Systems: how Nuclear, Renewables and Clean Hydrocarbons can work together to mitigate climate change”


Principal Research Scientist, MIT

Charles Forsberg



Manager, Systems Integration Department, INL

Shannon Bragg-Sitton



Scientific Director, CEA, Nuclear Energy Division

Frank Carré



Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Jong H. Kim

Professor Kim wears two hats at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology): Director of KAIST-KU (Khalifa University) Joint Research Center and Invited Professor in the Dept. of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering. His earlier career involved R&D at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), GE, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Applied Research Lab of Penn State University, and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), all in the U.S.


Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tadashi Narabayashi

He was the Professor of the Hokkaido University from 2005 to March 2018. He has been involved in investigating the causes of the accidents and developing countermeasures for other NPPs in Japan, as an advisory meeting member of NRA (Nuclear Regulatory Authority) for Fukushima Daiichi Accident Investigation Team. He was also given the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award given at the ISOE (IAEA/OE CD-NEA)International ALARA Symposium,Jan. 8-12, 2018.


Parallel sessions: all tracks



Parallel sessions: all tracks


Student Competition: Elevator Pitch and Best Paper Award



Closing Ceremony

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020

​All day

Tour of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

To be confirmed


Optional Workshop:


Multi-scale and multi-physics simulation of PWRs using CUPID

This workshop is open to all interested parties and requires no prior knowledge of CUPID.

(Limited to about 30 attendees).   Details

What is CUPID?

Cost: Free

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Alternative social program

e.g., Grand Mosque, Louvre, Ferrari World, desert safari, the beach…

(for spouses and those who are not interested/cleared for the Barakah tour)