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ICAPP 2021

October 16-20, 2021

Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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ICAPP 2021 Switch to Hybrid Congress

While there has been considerable progress in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic in the UAE, some restrictions for travelers from countries not on the “Green list” remain. The countries on the Green list can be found at the following link: https://visitabudhabi.ae/en/plan-your-trip/covid-safe-travel/permitted-countries which is updated on a regular basis.


To allow for everyone to participate and present their work at ICAPP 2021, the Organizing Committee has decided to extend the conference format to also include on-line participation. Hence, the conference will be held in hybrid mode. Participants will have a choice to attend in person or remotely. This choice will have to be communicated at the time of registration. The Organizing Committee expects participants who can travel to the UAE to do so, in order to fully enjoy the many benefits of an in-person conference.


More information regarding the logistics of the ICAPP 2021 hybrid mode will be communicated very soon.

Dr. Yacine ADDAD
General Chair for ICAPP 2021


The International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP) provides a forum for leaders of the nuclear community to exchange information, present results from their work, review the state of the industry, and discuss future directions and needs for the deployment of new nuclear power plant systems around the world.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) was established by decree in December 2009 by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. ENEC is charged with leading the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and building the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the first of its kind in the Arab World. The Barakah Plant comprises four Korean technology APR1400 reactor units, and is located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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​Unit 1 of Barakah Plant is currently commercially operational, and Unit 2 completed the loading of fuel after receiving the Operating License from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) in March 2021. Units 3 and 4 are in the final stage of construction, and the overall construction completion of the Barakah Plant is now more than 95%.When all four units are operational, the Barakah Plant will supply up to 25% of the UAE’s electricity needs while preventing the release of 21 million tons of carbon emissions per year.


Are you interested in knowing more about the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant?

We will be offering a virtual tour inside the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant to learn about the benefits of the Barakah plant.

Stay tuned for the tour link – coming soon.

Executive Chairs

Honorary Chairs

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Dr. Mohamed CHOOKAH


Dr. Philp BEELEY

Executive Vice President

Khalifa University


Fuel, Waste, Research & Development

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation


Nuclear Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Adjunct Professor

Nuclear Engineering

Khalifa University

General Chairs

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Technical Program Chairs

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Dr. Yacine ADDAD


Dr. Yongsun YI

Mr. Daniele A. GIUFFRIDA

Associate Professor and Acting Chair

Nuclear Engineering

Khalifa University


Education & Training

Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation

Associate Professor

Nuclear Engineering

Khalifa University


Radiation Protection

Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation

Abu Dhabi

Meaning 'Land of the Gazelle' in Arabic, Abu Dhabi was founded when a young antelope led a wandering tribe to fresh water, on an island with no more than 300 palm ('barasti') huts, a few coral buildings and the Ruler's fort. 


This simple island settlement has since been transformed into the modern, cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi and the high-rise capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is one of the safest cities in the world.

In October, the average temperature in Abu Dhabi is 35°C (95°F) in the peak of the afternoon. At night the temperature dips to a cooler 21°C (70°F).


Organized by Khalifa University

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.