SUNDAY, March 15, 2020


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 KU Campus Terrace

MONDAY, March 16, 2020


Opening Remarks


Philip Beeley

ICAPP 2020 General Chair, Khalifa University

Professor and Chair of Nuclear Engineering
Director, Nuclear Technology Center
Director, Gulf Nuclear Infrastructure Institute - GNEII

College of Engineering, Khalifa University


Steve Griffiths

Senior Vice President for R&D, Khalifa University​

At Khalifa University, Steve Griffiths oversees the development and implementation of the university’s research strategy and operations. Among his activities external to Khalifa University, Dr. Griffiths is advisor to the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science, a Zayed Sustainability Prize Selection Committee member, a member of the Dubai Future Council on Energy and an elected member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee.

Opening Plenary “New Builds: the Legacy Continues”

15:30 - 18:15

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Agneta Rising

Director General, World Nuclear Association (WNA)


Jong H. Kim

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


Hideki Masui

Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer, TEPCO

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.

Gu Jun

President, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)

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.

A.K. Balasubramanian

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

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.

Yunho Kim

President, Central Research Institute, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power

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.

Isabelle Leboucher

Chief Marketing Officer, EDF

Isabelle Leboucher joined AREVA group in 1992 in chemical engineering nuclear projects, contributed to the ramp-up and processes improvements of La Hague facilities.  She held for a decade several positions in fuel cycle and reactors activities in contract negotiations, partnership and business development. She then managed AREVA marketing activities both in Nuclear and Renewable activities for 4 years. In 2017, Leboucher joined the EDF group to build a marketing team for New Nuclear Activities, while being involved in Nuclear Industry activities. Since January 2020, she combines marketing with pre-development focus in New Build projects.


Parallel sessions: all tracks


Parallel sessions: all tracks

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020


Plenary  II: "Deep Dive on SMR Cost Drivers"


Koroush Shirvan

Professor, MIT


Kamal Araj

Vice Chairman and Commissioner for Nuclear Power Reactors at Jordan Atomic Energy Commission


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Keung Koo Kim

VP for SMART Development, KAERI​

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.

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Jon Ball

Executive Vice President, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy

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.


Giorgio Locatelli

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

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.

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Anton Moskvin

Vice President for Marketing and Business Development, Rusatom Overseas

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. 


Parallel sessions: all tracks



Parallel sessions: all tracks


Parallel sessions: all tracks


Panel: “Nuclear Overcoming Challenges in the Public Debate”


Berta Picamal

Executive Advisor to the Director General, Foratom


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Bum-Jin Chung

Professor of Nuclear Engineering Department, Kyung Hee University

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.


Min Lee

Professor, National Tsing Hua University



John F. Kotek

Vice President, Policy Development and Public Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute

Prior to joining NEI in 2017, Kotek worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, where he was nominated by President Obama to serve as Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy. From 2010-2012, John served as Staff Director to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, which recommended a new strategy for managing nuclear waste in the United States.


Banquet at Emirates Palace Hotel

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


Agneta Rising

Director General, World Nuclear Association (WNA)

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.   

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020


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


Shannon Bragg-Sitton

Manager, Systems Integration Department, INL

Dr. Bragg-Sitton is the Manager of the Systems Integration Department within the INL Nuclear Systems Design & Analysis division, NS&T Lead for the INL Laboratory Initiative on Integrated Energy Systems (IES) and INL Lead for the Tri-Laboratory Consortium among the DOE applied energy labs. Shannon directs the DOE-NE IES program. IES designs will coordinate the use of multiple clean energy generation sources – e.g., nuclear and renewables – to meet both thermal and electrical energy needs. Within the IES program, Shannon also serves as Director for the Joint Use Modular Plant program.


Kamal Araj

Vice Chairman and Commissioner for Nuclear Power Reactors at Jordan Atomic Energy Commission

Before joining JAEC in March 2008 as the Commissioner for International Cooperation, Dr. Araj served as the Government Advisor for Nuclear Energy. Since 2006, Dr. Araj was the chief scientific advisor for King Abdullah Development Bureau (KADDB). Before returning to Jordan, Dr. Araj worked as a senior officer at the IAEA in Vienna for five years. Prior to joining the IAEA,   Dr. Araj worked as consultant/advisor in nuclear energy and advanced technology in Washington, DC with the management consulting firm, RCG/Hagler, Bailly, Inc., XERAD, Inc., the BDM Corporation, Argonne National Laboratory, and the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA).  Before that, Dr. Araj has held academic and research appointments at MIT, Harvard University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and U.S. National Academy of Sciences.


Eric Abonneau

Deputy Program Manager for Gen-IV Energy Systems, CEA

Eric Abonneau joined the CEA in 1998, as head of laboratory in charge to manufacture all the experimental subassemblies that were irradiated in the Phenix reactor in the frame of the 1991 Bataille Law regarding waste management and transmutation. He joined the GEN IV program in mid 2015, covering both ASTRID design activities as R&D performed worldwide on SFRs.

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Jong H. Kim

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

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.


Tadashi Narabayashi

Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

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

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020

​All day

Tour of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

To be confirmed

CUPID workshop is cancelled due to travel restrictions of workshop organizers.


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

All Day

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)

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