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Characterization of Irradiated Materials and Nuclear Fuels

Track Chair: Thierry Wiss,

Joint Research Centre – Directorate Nuclear Safety and Security, Germany

Dr. Thierry Wiss is Senior Scientist at the European Commission, Joint Research Centre. He graduated from the University of Paris XI in 1992, he obtained his PhD degree in radiochemistry from the University of Paris XI in 1997.

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Co-Chair: Jannelle Wharry

Purdue University, USA

Dr. Janelle Wharry is an assistant professor in the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University, and also holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Materials Engineering.

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Co-Chair: Ann Leenaers,

SCK-CEN, Belgium

Ann Leenaers holds the degree Master of Science in Industrial Sciences at the XIOS Hogeschool Limburg (Belgium). After her studies she work for 8 years as a research engineer at the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven (The Netherlands).

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Invited Speaker: Fabiola Cappia

Idaho National Laboratory (INL), USA

Dr. Fabiola Cappia joined Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in September 2017 as Postdoctoral Researcher and is responsible for developing advanced methodologies for irradiated fuel microstructure analysis based on computer vision and support post-irradiation characterization of advanced nuclear fuels.

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Co-Chair & Invited Speaker: Kevin Field

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Dr. Kevin Field is Research Staff for the Nuclear Materials Science and Technology (NMST) group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where he specializes in alloy development and radiation effects in ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.

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Invited Speaker: Michael Preuss

University of Manchester, UK

Michael Preuss is currently Deputy Director of the Nuclear Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre at the University of Manchester and Champions the Materials for Demanding Environment theme within the Henry Royce Institute, UK’s National Institute for Materials Science Research and Innovation. He is also associated editor for Journal of Nuclear Materials.

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