Alice DUFRESNE has a nuclear engineering background. She carried out research on fuel cladding materials and concrete, with an emphasis on modelling, at several European universities and MIT. She is currently the head of the NEA Data Bank Computer Program Services that preserve and distribute on demand modelling codes, experimental results and NEA joint-project outcomes. In addition, they organize training courses on the most widely used computer codes. 


Both innovative reactor projects and many medical applications rely on modelling tools: evaluated and internationally recognized data as well as computer codes. Some of these codes will be highlighted together with their possibilities. Furthermore, information will be given on how to access the NEA Data Bank services and receive these codes.

Head of the Computer Program Services for OECD-NEA

Alice Dufresne


With a graduate in Natural Sciences Kevin will talk to us about medical isotopes. He currently works as a market analyst and advisor for governments and industry on policies needed to ensure the development of a secure and economically sustainable market for medical isotopes.


He has worked since 1977 in various roles throughout the medical isotopes supply chain for leading companies, including GE, Curium and  NRG that operates the HFR Research Reactor in The Netherlands. Worked extensively with AIPES (The Association of Isotope Producers and Equipment Suppliers) as a Vice-Chair of the workgroup on reactor planning and isotope supply (now the Security of Supply Workgroup) and EU Observatory.

Senior Analyst for OECD-NEA

Kevin Charlton


Speaker on researching novel theranostics sets of radioisotopes from the CERN MEDICIS facility for medical applications. 

Prof Thomas Elias Cocolios studied Mathematics & Physics at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and obtained his PhD from KU Leuven on fundamental research of nuclear structure performed at the Cyclotron Research Centre in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium and ISOLDE, CERN, Switzerland. He continued his research as a CERN Research Fellow at ISOLDE (2010-12) and STFC Ernest Rutherford Research Fellow at The University of Manchester, UK (2012-15) until returning to KU Leuven (2015-) where he has started a new research group on interdisciplinary research with radioactive ion beams.

Assistant professor at KU Leuven Institute of Nuclear & Radiation Physics

Thomas Elias Cocolios


Philippe will speak about the multidisciplinary job regarding nuclear medical applications. He holds a Master Degree and PhD in Chemistry combined with 25 years of professional experience in the medical isotope business. Starting his career at the Biomedical Cyclotron Unit of the Erasmus Hospital, he later on joined MDS Nordion and held different top management positions in charge of radiochemicals and radiopharmaceuticals production, R&D activities, new production facility development projects and business development.

More recently Philippe held the position of Fleurus Site Manager within ONDRAF/NIRAS, in charge of nuclear facility cleaning and dismantling project.

Product manager medical applications at Tractebel

Philippe Damhaut

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Coming soon.

Director of Clinical Solution and Validation

Sofie Gilles


Alban Kellerbauer is a nuclear physicist with an M.Sc. from McGill University (Montreal) and a Ph.D. from CERN (Geneva). Having worked in basic research for the first part of his career, he joined the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, in 2008. He is a member of the JRC group that pioneered the production and use of alpha radiation for targeted therapy over the past 20 years. Within his team, he is in charge of the development of alternative production methods for alpha emitters to meet a dramatic increase in demand.


The targeted treatment of cancerous tumors by alpha-emitting radionuclides has shown remarkable efficacy in recent clinical trials. It is likely that this treatment option will ultimately be applicable to a wide range of cancers and other diseases, subject to the development of specific carrier molecules. Currently Ac-225 is and its daughter Bi-213 are produced from natural ingrowth in existing stocks of Th-229. However, future wide application for radiotherapy will require many orders of magnitude more radionuclide than can currently be produced. Consequently, following up on earlier work at JRC, we are pursuing various alternative production methods. In this talk, an overview of internal radiotherapy with alpha emitters will be given, along with recent clinical experience. Possible schemes for the large-scale production of Ac-225 using different target materials and irradiation facilities will be discussed.

Scientic Officer European Commission JRC Karlsruhe

Alban Kellerbauer

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Speaker on MSR

Professor of Nuclear Reactor Physics University Delft

Jan Leen Kloosterman



Professor at Laboratorio Nacional de Fusion

Carlos Hidalgo


Matteo Greco graduated in Energy Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2006 and in Nuclear Engineering in Politecnico di Milano and KTH of Stockholm (Sweden) in 2009. Employed at TRACTEBEL Belgium, he is currently part of the Owner’s engineer team supporting the PALLAS organization in the realization of a New Nuclear multipurpose research Reactor for the production of medical radioisotopes and nuclear research. Matteo’s role in the project is Thermal-hydraulic Specialist and Senior Plant System Engineer and recently he also became Deputy TRACTEBEL team leader at PALLAS.

During his experience at Tractebel, he also contributed to the Filtered Containment Venting System and the Emergency Feedwater for the NPP of Doel and Tihange. Earlier in his career, Matteo worked at SCK-CEN where he designed and simulated the scaled model (E-SCAPE) of the MYRRHA reactor, a Lead-Bismuth cooled Fast Reactor. In the beginning of his career, Matteo worked in Italy at the design of the Small Modular PWR of Westinghouse conception called IRIS (International Reactor Innovative and Secure).

Lead engineer for Pallas reactor at Tractebel

Matteo Greco


Panel session: from blueprint to first concrete

Licensing specialist at Fennovoima

Irina Mossakovskaya


The MYRRHA reactor 

Deputy director general international relations SCK-CEN & Director MYRRHA project

Hamid Aít Abderrahim


The future commerce of nuclear material.

Research Scientific & Technical project officer - Euratom fission at European Commission 

Roger Garbil

Rafaël Fernandez holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leuven (KULeuven) in Belgium and a Master Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Belgian Nuclear Higher Education Network, a consortium of six Belgian universities and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN). He works since 2006 at SCK•CEN, the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, and from 2009, within the MYRRHA project, as expert group leader of the Reactor Research and Engineering group, acting as MYRRHA Reactor Chief Designer. In this role Rafaël has the responsibility to manage the needed engineering, R&D and safety activities to obtain the construction license of the MYRRHA Reactor. Recently he is also appointed as Deputy Institute Director of the Advanced Nuclear Systems institute of SCK•CEN.

Deputy Institute Director Advanced Nuclear Systems Institute SCKCEN

Rafaël Fernandez

Ad Louter (1963) studied mechanical engineering at Delft University of Technology and worked in various positions at project, management and board level for Stork, Fokker, Jacobs, Delta and EPZ, among others. He has been Managing Director of Urenco Netherlands since May 2015. Urenco is a nuclear company and enriches uranium for nuclear power plants using ultracentrifuge technology. In Almelo, this technology is also used to produce stable isotopes for industrial, medical and R&D applications. He will talk about Stable Isotopes, the supply chain and the Dutch infrastructure on medical isotopes. 

Managing Director URENCO

Ad Louter

Feedback from Reactor and Internals Segmentation Projects in Europe.

Westinghouse has accumulated significant know-how in the reactor dismantling activities. The approach to internals segmentation and packaging has been continuously enhanced by incorporating lessons learned and best practices into each successive project. This presentation will provide an overview of all these on-going segmentation projects and will focus on feedback from the first projects executed on site.

Director, Global Decommissioning and Dismantling and Waste Management Business Development at Westinghouse Electric Company

Joseph Boucau

Foreseeing a future in which we move away from the use of fossil fuels, Sannah van Balen is a nuclear physicist working as a consultant in energy transitioning. Her fresh perspective on a misunderstood industry aims to introduce empathy and emotion into the conversation surrounding the science of nuclear power. Sannah gained a degree from the University of Edinburgh in Physics and a Masters in Nuclear Energy from the University of Cambridge. As a young woman working in a male dominated environment, she is no stranger to tackling stigma. Sannah sees the importance of diversity in work environments and cultures as part of the key to enlightening views and believes in communicating the science to the public in a way that is simple and relatable.

Junior consultant 

Environment&Energy at Royal HaskoningDHV/Nuclear Specialist

Sannah van Balen 

The presentation is about the Netherlands and radioactive waste management of waste which is produced in the country. This waste is collected, conditioned and stored by COVRA. The presentation shows how waste is threated and stored at the COVRA site and gives special attention to medical waste streams.

Decommissioning Coordinator at COVRA

Eric Versluijs

He will speak about the 

nuclear activities of the JRC, and will focus on the laboratories that are present on the sites of Petten (NL), Karlsruhe (DE) and Geel (BE). Furthermore he will comprehensively describe how to access these laboratories in the frame of the global JRC open access program and also provide potential financing solution for visiting students and scientists.

Mr. Bucalossi has worked 10 years for the Belgian Technical Support Organization AVN (now BelV) in the field of research and development and in support to the nuclear inspectors. In 2007, he joined JRC and worked in the EU support programs to third countries. In 2010 he moved to the JRC's headquarters in Brussels and since then deals with: Nuclear Research in JRC, coordination with EU Member states and EU nuclear platforms, Generation IV International Forum, JRC Laboratory Open Access, Education and Training; and International cooperation.


Nuclear Engineer at European Commission Joint Research Center

Andrea Bucalossi

Spain, under the responsibility of ENRESA (National Company for the Management of Radioactive Waste and Dismantling) has an experience of more than 20 years in the field of dismantling nuclear power plants.


In the presentation, the characteristics and the Spanish Framework will be shown in this type of activities and that is different in comparison with other countries.


Likewise, a global vision of the Project of Dismantling and Closing of the Nuclear Power Plant of José Cabrera will be given, the first central one that started operating in Spain in 1968 and that is now being dismantled following the complete dismantling strategy.


The presentation includes, the characteristics, the works carried out, those that are in execution and the future ones. Additionally, it includes relevant data of the Project and the derived conclusions.


The project is currently 86% complete and the demolitions of the main buildings of the site will be executed soon. Dismantling is a safe industrial activity, which allows to properly manage the resulting materials, whether radioactive or conventional.


Manuel Ondaro del Pino

Prof. Dr. Hamid Aït Abderrahim is the Deputy Director General International Relations of SCK•CEN, the Belgian nuclear research centre. He is also professor of reactor physics and nuclear engineering at the "Université Catholique de Louvain" (UCL) at the mechanical engineering department of the "Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain (EPL)".


His fields of specialisation are Reactor Physics, Reactor Dosimetry, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Partitioning and transmutation of high level nuclear waste and Nuclear Reactor Technology.

Since 1998 he is the director of the MYRRHA project: an accelerator driven system coupling a sub-critical Pb-Bi cooled reactor and a high power proton accelerator through a spallation target.

Since 2015 he is the chairman of the Governing Board of SNETP

Professor at Institut de Mécanique, Materiaux et Génie Civil
Deputy Director General for International Affairs of SCK-CEN & Director MYRRHA project

Chairman of SNETP - Sustainable Energy Technology Platform 

Prof. Dr. H.C. Hamid Aït Abderrahim

Frodo Klaassen holds a Master’s Degree in Physics from University Groningen and a PhD in Solid State Physics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He joined NRG in 2002 working on nuclear fuel irradiations. NRG is currently the largest producer of medical isotopes in the world. Main facilities for production are the High Flux Reactor (HFR), Hot Cells and Molybdenum Processing Facility (MPF) at Petten. During his career at NRG, Frodo Klaassen worked in various roles, amongst which managing the R&D team on radioisotope development. Currently he is business manager for commercial R&D irradiations. His recent activities involve the development of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) targets for Mo-99 production and the utilization of HFR for new radioisotopes.

Business Manager Nuclear Fuels & Structural Materials Irradiation Solutions at NRG

Frodo Klaassen

Mr. Schönfeldt will speak about the compact Molten Salt Reactor from Denmark.

CEO at Seaborg Technologies

Troels Schönfeldt

Nuclear physician at the university of Ghent, since 2010, when she started with a traineeship in internal medicine. Now specialist in nuclear medicine, part of the staff in the university hospital of Ghent since 2015, with a special interest in urology and hepatology.

Nuclear Physician at Ghent University 

Kathia de Man 

The Rosatom strategy on the European market. 

Vice president for European region at Rosatom

Andrey Rozhdestvin

Diana is an engineer and has been working for GNS for more than ten years. She is working in the sales department for spent fuel management.

The presentation will focus on Packaging and Disposal of Nuclear Waste in Germany.

Sales spent fuel management GNS

Diana Romanowski 


Projectmanager at LINAC construction

Tatiana Krylova

Christian Taillebois is graduated in History & Geography at University of Nantes, and in Communications at Ircom (1991). He joined EDF Group in 2003 as Head of Communications of St-Laurent-des-Eaux NPP. He was from 2008 to 2011 Director of External Relations at Foratom (Brussels). Back to EDF, he was Head of Communications within the Nuclear Fuel Division until 2016, and is currenttly Head of Communications in charge of Decommissioning and Waste Management.

He will share his experience regarding nuclear communication, highlighting what is needed now to improve public acceptance of nuclear energy.

Communications Executive at EDF

Christian Tallebois

Towards a decarbonised world in 2050.

Responsible technical center at Assystem

Elise Bourlot