Tentative (as of today)

 All Congress Days (October 16 - 20, 2021)

All day                               Virtual Tour of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

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.

 Saturday, October 16, 2021

 09:00-18:30                     Registration

 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

  • Cost: Free

  • Find the detailed program and save your seat by registering here.

 19:00-21:00                     Welcome Reception @ KU Campus Terrace

Welcoming Remarks

Yacine ADDAD

Department Chair (Acting), Department of Nuclear Engineering

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Yacine Addad holds a Department Chair (Acting) in Nuclear Engineering within Khalifa University, he is an expert in the field of nuclear T-H analysis. He is leading the Emirates Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC) Theme-1 research team focusing on the assessment of the thermal hydraulic safety analysis codes capabilities to mimic dominant T-H phenomena occurring in NPPs under postulated accident scenarios including rare events.

 

Dr. Addad is actively involved in many UAE and internationally coordinated research programs. He is a leading academic researcher and has attracted over $10 Million in grants as PI and Co-I from various bodies including, FANR, ENEC, and UK funding councils to support R&D in nuclear.  

ICAPP 2021 General Chair

 Sunday, October 17, 2021

 

Opening Remarks

Arif Sultan AL HAMMADI

Executive Vice President

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi is currently serving in Khalifa University of Science Technology as the Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Khalifa Innovation Center (KIC).

Dr. Al Hammadi have served in a number of positions in the past such as the Director of Etisalat University College and the Executive Director of Higher Education at the Abu Dhabi Education Council and the Chairman of Emirates College of Advanced Education and the UAE Chair of the IEEE computer society chapter. 

He is the Chairman of the steering committee of the UAE graduate research conference (UAE_GRC) and a board member in a number of councils, organizations and companies such as Sanad Aero Solutions (Sanad), UAE water Aid Foundation (Suqia), ADNOC Schools, the Armed Forces Innovation Award, the Minister of Interior’s Award for Scientific Research, Abu Dhabi Sport council and UNISCO regional center for educational planning.

Dr. Arif has chaired a number of scientific conferences such as IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2018) and 15th International Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference and has a number of publications in scientific conferences and magazines, and has experience in teaching and research in several fields, including artificial intelligence and computer networks.

Dr. Arif is a holder of a PhD Degree in Telecommunications which he obtained from the Queen Mary, University of London (2000 and a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Telecommunications Engineering with Honors from Khalifa University (Etisalat College of Engineering) - UAE (1994).

Development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and the Future of Nuclear Science and Technology in the UAE

Mohamed Ibrahim AL HAMMADI

Chief Executive Officer

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), United Arab Emirates

Since 2008, His Excellency Mohamed Al Hammadi has led the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in successfully delivering the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.

H.E. Al Hammadi is leading the organization to sustainably power the growth of the UAE through the safe and efficient deployment of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. The first unit of the four-unit Barakah plant started commercial operations in April 2021, making it the first in the Arab World.

H.E. Al Hammadi leads ENEC, which has two Joint Venture subsidiaries, with over 3,000 employees spanning over 50 nationalities.

H.E. Al Hammadi gained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and his Master of Science degree in Engineering Management, both from the Florida Institute of Technology, USA. He is a member of the governing board of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) Atlanta Center and has an honorary doctorate from Ajou University in South Korea.

 08:45-09:15                     Opening Remarks @ Main Auditorium

ICAPP 2021 Honorary Chair

 09:15-10:45                      Opening Plenary "New Builds: The Legacy Continues" - Part 1

 

Chair

Sama Bilbao y LEON

Director General, Leadership

World Nuclear Association (WNA), United Kingdom

Sama Bilbao y León became the Director General of World Nuclear Association in October 2020.

 

Sama has more than 20 years of experience in nuclear engineering and energy policy. Sama has a very diverse professional experience having worked in the nuclear industry (Nuclear Safety Analysis Engineer, Dominion Energy, USA), in academia (Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs and Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA) and in international organisations (Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Head of the Technical Secretariat for the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), Head of Water Cooled Reactors Technology Development Unit, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

 

Sama, who is originally from Spain, holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Energy Technologies from the Polytechnic University of Madrid; a master's degree and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison; and an MBA from Averett University. Sama is one of the seven founders of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN).

Successfully Financing Nuclear New Build Projects

Nasser AL NASSERI

Chief Executive Officer

Barakah One Company, United Arab Emirates

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TBA

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.

 11:00-12:30                      Opening Plenary "New Builds: The Legacy Continues" - Part 2

TBA

A.K. BALASUBRAHMANIAN

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.

Construction Experience of APR 1400 Nuclear Power Plant

Yunho KIM

Executive Vice President, Technology Innovation Division

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Korea, Republic of

Yunho Kim is Executive Vice President of KHNP Technology Innovation Division having more than 30 years of experience in nuclear industry.

 

He is in charge of technology development and innovation related to the whole period of nuclear power plant life cycle from construction to decommissioning. 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.

EDF’s Strategy and Proposals for Market-tailored Nuclear Energy Solutions

Jan VAN DER LEE

Head, Nuclear Export Technologies

Électricité de France​ (EDF), France

Dr. Jan van der Lee is Head of Nuclear Export Technologies of EDF’s Division for Nuclear New Build and Engineering.

 

In this position, he acts as Senior Advisor and Technical Director to ensure adequacy between EDF’s nuclear solutions and local, customer-specific requirements. Prior to his current position, he was Vice President of EDF Inc. (US) and headed EDF’s Innovation lab in California with the mission to develop and test innovative business opportunities for EDF Group. He also created and headed, on behalf of EDF, the Materials Ageing Institute (MAI), an international scientific organization with the world’s largest nuclear utilities and related industries from France, USA, UK, Russia, China and Japan.

 13:30-15:00                      Parallel Sessions - All Tracks

 15:15-17:00                      Parallel Sessions - All Tracks

Developing Human Capacity to Support Advances in Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology

Ali AL HAMMADI

Chief Executive Officer

Nawah Energy Company, United Arab Emirates

Since April 2020, Ali Al Hammadi is responsible for leading Nawah’s team of professionals in commissioning, operating and maintaining the four units of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.

Al Hammadi is leading Nawah to enhance human capacity and technical capabilities across the organization, in adherence to the highest standards of nuclear safety, quality and security. Previously, he served as Nawah’s Chief Program Transition Officer, and was responsible for leading the transition of the Barakah Plant from the construction phases to operations. Prior to joining Nawah, Ali Al Hammadi served as the Chief Engineering and Construction Officer in ENEC’s Chief Program Office (CPO).

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

Al Hammadi completed various professional training courses in nuclear energy and construction at internationally acclaimed institutions.

 17:00-18:00                     Conference Chair’s Special Session

 

 Monday, October 18, 2021

 

Chair

Koroush SHIRVAN

Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America

Koroush Shirvan joined the faculty in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering in July, 2017.

 

Previously, he was a principal research scientist at Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. He specializes in development and assessment of advanced nuclear reactor technology. He is currently focused on accelerating innovations in nuclear fuels, reactor design and small modular reactors to improve the sustainability of current and next generation power plants. His approach combines multiple scales, physics and disciplines to realize innovative solutions in the highly regulated nuclear energy sector. He is also the Co-Director of Nuclear Reactor Technology course for utility executives.

Co-Chair

Yassin A. HASSAN

Professor, Nuclear Engineering

Texas A&M University, United States of America

Yassin Hassan is University Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor and the L.F. Peterson '36 Chair II in Engineering. He is professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University.

Prior to joining Texas A&M September 1986, he worked for seven years at Nuclear Power Division, Babcock & Wilcox Company, Lynchburg, Virginia. His research is in computational and experimental thermal hydraulics and advanced nuclear reactors.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  His awards include the 2008 American Nuclear Society Seaborg Medal; the George Westinghouse Gold Medal award and the 2017 James N. Landis Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a Member of the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas and a Member of Slovenian Academy of Engineering. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Design. He is the recipient of the 2020 Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois Alumni Distinguished Award. He received his master’s and doctorate in nuclear in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois, and a master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.

SMART Technology Development

Tae-Ho LEE

Vice President, SMART Development

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea, Republic of

Tae-Ho Lee is a vice president of SMART development in Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute.

 

He has more than 23 years of experience in the fields of design and experiments for nuclear reactor. Early in his career, he was involved in the system design of commercial power reactor and SMART. Then, he has participated in several projects related with reactor system design and validation of sodium-cooled fast reactor as project manager or director for about 15 years.

 

From 2020, he has been leading the SMART development.

TBA

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.

Rolls-Royce SMR – Low Cost, Deliverable, Investible

Alan WOODS

Director, Strategy and Business Development - SMR

Rolls-Royce plc., United Kingdom

Alan is Director Strategy and Business Development for Rolls-Royce’s SMR business responsible for growth of the business covering market and customer development, creation of programme partnerships, and funding of both the new SPV company as well as the strategy for creating future deployment funding options.

Alan has been in Rolls-Royce for 22 years holding a number of roles across the company in a number of sectors including Marine, Defence, Power Systems and Corporate Strategy.

After completing a Masters Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nottingham University, Alan joined Rolls-Royce on the graduate training programme in 1998.  His career in Rolls-Royce has covered multiple sectors including Submarines, Marine, Corporate Strategy, and now Nuclear.  Alan has also completed a Masters degree in Programme Management.

Alan has two children and is a keen skier.

ROSATOM SMR Solutions for the Market

Anton MOSKVIN

Vice President, Marketing and Business Development

Rusatom Overseas (ROSATOM), Russian Federation

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. 

 09:00-11:00                     Plenary II "Deep Dive on SMR Cost Drivers"

 11:15-12:45                       Parallel Sessions - All Tracks

 13:45-15:15                       Parallel Sessions - All Tracks

 15:30-17:00                      Parallel Sessions - All Tracks

 17:00-18:00                      Panel Session "Nuclear Overcoming Challenges in the Public Debate"

 

Chair

Berta PICAMAL

Executive Advisor to the Director General, Foratom

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TBA

Bum-Jin CHUNG

Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering

Kyung Hee University, Korea, Republic of

Bum-Jin Chung received his Ph.D. in 1994 from Seoul National University, Korea. He had worked for Korean Ministry of Science and Technology and studied at the University of Manchester, U.K.

 

His research interests are the analogy experiment method using electrochemical systems and fundamental natural and mixed convection heat transfers with application to severe accident phenomena and nuclear systems such as the HTGR, SFR, and MSR. He has published more than 200 research papers on those topics. Besides, he has deep interest on the nuclear manpower and education issues. He has published a series of papers on the issue and participated in the various consultations for Korean government, IAEA, and OECD/NEA.

 

In 2017, he stood against Korean nuclear phase out policy and led the resume of Shin-Kori NPP Unit 5&6 construction. He wrote more than 500 newspaper journals and participated in the debates in TVs and open workshops.

Nuclear Overcoming Challenges in the Public Debate

John F. KOTEK

Senior Vice President, Policy Development and Public Affairs

Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), United States of America

John Kotek is Vice President for Policy and Public Affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute.

 

Prior to joining NEI, he served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy in the US Department of Energy. From 2010-2012, John served as Staff Director to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future. In 2002, John was the American Nuclear Society’s Congressional Fellow.

 

John began his career with the U.S. Department of Energy in 1989, and also served as an R&D program manager at Argonne National Laboratory. He holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Maryland. 

 "Go Green with Nuclear" Public Referandum of Taiwan - Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

Min LEE

Professor, National Tsing Hua University

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 19:00-22:00                     Banquet @ Emirates Palace Hotel

Keynote Speaker

The 5,000 Nuclear Reactor World

Sama Bilbao y LEON

Director General, Leadership

World Nuclear Association (WNA), United Kingdom

Sama Bilbao y León became the Director General of World Nuclear Association in October 2020.

 

Sama has more than 20 years of experience in nuclear engineering and energy policy. Sama has a very diverse professional experience having worked in the nuclear industry (Nuclear Safety Analysis Engineer, Dominion Energy, USA), in academia (Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs and Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA) and in international organisations (Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Head of the Technical Secretariat for the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), Head of Water Cooled Reactors Technology Development Unit, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

 

Sama, who is originally from Spain, holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Energy Technologies from the Polytechnic University of Madrid; a master's degree and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison; and an MBA from Averett University. Sama is one of the seven founders of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN).

 Tuesday, October 19, 2021

 

Chair & Speaker

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.

Co-Chair

Kamal J. ARAJ

Deputy Chairman

Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, Jordan

Prior to joining the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) in March 2008 as a Commissioner for Nuclear Power Reactor, Dr. Araj served as the Government Advisor for Nuclear Energy.  Before that and since 2006, Dr. Araj was the scientific advisor for King Abdullah Development Bureau (KADDB).  Before returning to Jordan, Dr. Araj worked as a senior advisor at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria for five years.

Prior to that, Dr. Araj was an international consultant in energy and advanced technology in Washington, DC. Among his clients were the management consulting firm, RCG/Hagler, Bailly, Inc., XERAD, Inc., the BDM Corporation, Argonne National Laboratory, and the U.S.  Arms Control & Disarmament Agency (ACDA).

Previously, Dr. Araj has held academic and research appointments at MIT, Harvard University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Araj received both his B.S. in physics and B.S.E. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He obtained his Ph.D. at M.I.T. in nuclear engineering with a minor in energy technology and policy. Dr. Araj has published widely and directed many national and international research study groups in nuclear physics, advanced nuclear power, laser technologies, advanced energy technologies, technology assessment, science policy and global climate change.

TBA

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.

Safety Measures Strengthened by the Role of Japanese Nuclear Power Plants Toward Carbon Neutrality in 2050 and the Lessons Learned from the Accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Tadashi NARABAYASHI

Professor, Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy, Institute of Advanced Research

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan

He graduated the master course of Nuclear Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1978. He was the Chief Specialist of Reactor Components and Two-Phase Flow in Toshiba Corp. He was the Professor of the Hokkaido University from 2005 to March 2018. He back to the Tokyo Institute of Technology April 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 Regulation Authority) for Fukushima Daiichi Accident Investigation Team.

 

He was also Nuclear Program Advisory Panel (NPAP) members for Khalifa University, UAE from 2012 to 2015. He was also given the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award given at the ISOE (IAEA/OECD-NEA), 2018.

 09:00-10:45                     Plenary III "Integrated Energy Systems: How Nuclear, Renewables and Clean 

                                             Hydrocarbons can Work Together to Mitigate Climate Changes"

 11:30-13:00                      Parallel Sessions - All Tracks

 14:00-15:30                      Parallel Sessions - All Tracks

 15:45-17:00                      Student Competition: Elevator Pitch and Best Paper Award

 Wednesday, October 20, 2021

 08:00-17:00                     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

  • Cost: Free

  • Find the detailed program and save your seat by registering here.

 All day                               Alternative Social Program

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