Energy and the Environment
Technological Options for Spent Nuclear Fuel Management in Korea
PROF. CHOI, Sungyeol
Ulsan National Insttite of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Sungyeol Choi is a nuclear engineer specialized at nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear nonproliferation. He is an assistant professor of nuclear engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in Korea. He was a senior researcher at Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Development, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. From 2010 to 2012, he was a research fellow at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He earned Ph.D. and B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Seoul National University.
Geological disposal of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel: Experience from Sweden and Finland
PROF. STEPHANSSON, Ove
KTH Royal Institute of Technology and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Prof. Ove Stephansson is specialized in in-situ rock stress and its measurement, engineering geology, rock mechanics and rock engineering and especially has over 40 years of experience in geological disposal of nuclear wastes in Sweden and Finland. Currently, he is affiliated with Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, German Research Centre for Geosciences as a Visiting professor in Section 2.6 Seismic Hazard and Stress Field. He has been working since 2011 as a member of the international SONEX group at the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland for overlooking the rock mechanics works for the underground research facility ONKALO, Olkiluoto, Finland. He has conducted review work of the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel and rock inspections of CLAB and SFR underground facilities for the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Stockholm.
SEALER: a small lead-cooled reactor for power production in remote areas
PROF. WALLENIUS, Janne
LeadCold Reactors
Janne Wallenius has been doing research on lead-cooled reactor systems at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm since 1996. In 2008 he was promoted to full professor and in 2013 he co-founded LeadCold Reactors. In 2016 he was appointed one Sweden's 10 most innovative entrepreneurs.
Liquefied natural gas from the Arctic and the linkages with politics and shipping
MR. ARILD, Moe
Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway
Arild Moe is Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. He has a cand. polit. degree from the University of Oslo with political science, Russian language and public law. Most of his research has been devoted to Russia and his research interests include the Russian energy sector, in particular the oil and gas industry; the regional dimension in the Russian petroleum sector; offshore activities in the Barents Sea; Russian climate politics, and also Russian-Norwegian relations. He has also been engaged in studies of broader Arctic policy issues as well as Norwegian policy in the High North. He was a member of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' panel studying consequences for Norway of increased Arctic shipping activities, and is on the organizing committee for the North Pacific Arctic Conference.
A new paradigm for sustainable construction: the power of evidence-based design
DR. PELSMAKERS, Sofie
University of Sheffield & ECD Architects
Dr Pelsmakers is a UK chartered architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, building, researching and teaching sustainable architecture. She co-leads an MSc in Sustainable Architecture at Sheffield School of Architecture and is Head of Research at ECD Architects where she supports the practice with evidence-based design. She authored ‘The Environmental Design Pocketbook’, with the aim to change and challenge the way we design and build to mitigate (and adapt to) climate change.