Plenary Speakers

Robert Averback

Robert Averback

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Professor Averback received his PhD for work on low-temperature physics at Michigan State University in 1972. He became interested in radiation damage in nuclear materials while a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University. Before going to the University of Illinois as Professor in 1987, he was a staff physicist at Argonne National Laboratory for 13 years.

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Mat Celina

Mat Celina

Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Dr. Mathew Celina holds a special appointment of ‘Distinguished Member of Staff’ at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, USA.

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Monica Ferraris

Monica Ferraris

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Monica Ferraris is a Full Professor of Science and Technology of Materials at Politecnico di Torino, Italy.  She received a Master’s Degree in Solid State Chemistry at the University of Torino, Italy, in 1985 and started her career as Junior Research Scientist with the Italian Telecom Research Laboratory in October 1985. Ferraris later joined Fiat Research Centre (1991) and Politecnico di Torino (1992) as a research Scientist and Lecturer at the Materials Science and Technology, where she is Full Professor since 2005.

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Peter Hosemann

Peter Hosemann

University of California, Berkeley, Nuclear Engineering, USA

Peter Hosemann is professor in the Department for Nuclear Engineering at the University of California Berkeley and current department chair, head graduate adviser and UC Berkeley’s radiation safety chair.

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Diederik Jacques

Diederik Jacques

Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Belgium

Diederik Jacques obtained his PhD at the Catholique University of Leuven in the field of flow and transport phenomena in saturated variable porous media. He joined the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN) in 2000 and developed a coupled reactive transport model for water flow, solute transport, heat transport and geochemical equilibrium and kinetic reactions.

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Kan Sakamoto

Kan Sakamoto

Nippon Nuclear Fuel Development Co. Ltd (NFD), Japan

Over 25 years of research works on nuclear materials.  Over 20 years of R&D of LWRs fuel claddings; development of Zr-based alloys and accident tolerant ODS-FeCrAl alloys.

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Kurt Terrani

Kurt Terrani

Oak Ridge National Labatory, USA

Kurt Terrani is a Senior Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Technical Director of Transformational Challenge Reactor program for U.S. DOE-NE.

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