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Guest Lectures on Nuclear Energy and Power Plants

Korea Shin-Kori Nuclear Power Plant. Photo courtesy of IAEA Imagebank, Flickr

Korea Shin-Kori Nuclear Power Plant. Photo courtesy of IAEA Imagebank, Flickr

We are glad to invite you to guest lectures on nuclear energy. the talks will be delivered by Mr Henri Paillère (OECD Nuclear Energy Agency) and Mr Edouard Hourcade (the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission).

When: Monday, 23 March 2015 at 9.30 (till 12.30)

Where: Hypercube building, 3rd floor




  • Henri Paillère (OECD Nuclear Energy Agency). “Non-power applications and co-generation with NPPs”.

 The lecture will review the possibilities of non-electric application and co-generation with nuclear power plants, in particular sea water desalination and district heat production. Also, a more perspective high-temperature applications like coal liquefaction and hydrogen production will be discussed.

Henri Paillère is a nuclear energy analyst at OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. Henri has started his carrier at the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA). In 2001-2006, he was the head of the CEA laboratory dealing with hydrogen safety issues (nuclear safety and non-nuclear applications). After this period, he moved to Alstom where he managed R&D programs for Alstom Power Nuclear Business.


  • Edouard Hourcade (the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission). “Generation IV Sodium Fast reactors”.

 In the first part of the lecture, Edouard will present the general principles and history of sodium fast reactors (SFR) – one of the most promising reactor technologies for the future. SFRs are key for closing the nuclear fuel cycle, and this is the reason why these reactors have been actively developed by several nations, in particular France and Russia. The second part of the lecture will give insight on several technical challenges and solutions under investigation for current projects.

Edouard started his career as a researcher at the CEA in 2002. In 2009-2014 he was the head of a Sodium Fast Reactor simulation team at the CEA, and since 2014 he holds the position of safety and nuclear island coordinator for fast reactor project ASTRID.

For info and registration please contact Anna Sharova:

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