NuCoSS-19 lecturers (& organizers)
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Fabio Scenini graduated in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Metallic Materials at the “Politecnico di Milano” Milan in 2001. He then moved to Manchester where he obtained an MSc in Corrosion Control Engineering at the Corrosion and Protection Centre UMIST and a PhD on Stress Corrosion Cracking in Nuclear Power Station Cooling Systems at the Materials Performance Centre, the University of Manchester. He carried on working in the same centre before joining the Nuclear Advanced Research Manufacturing Centre in 2011. His current research interests are in material performance issues such as corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, fatigue and fracture, particularly of the stainless steels and nickel-base alloys employed in nuclear power plants. He is also particularly interested in understanding the implications of manufacturing on nuclear materials performance.
Dr. Dirk Engelberg is Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at the University of Manchester and Deputy Director of the Materials Performance Centre (MPC), an internationally recognised centre on nuclear materials research with 80-100 affiliated PhD-students, Post-Docs, and Academics. He has over 15 years of experience in energy related research, focusing on the development and implementation of robust and resilient approaches for the prediction, simulation, and mitigation of environmentally-assisted degradation in nuclear plant, rad-waste storage/disposal environments, and petro-chemical application. Dr. Engelberg has authored >100 manuscripts and acts as scientific reviewer for >25 international journals.
Damien Féron graduated in chemical engineering at the Institute of Chemical Engineering of Toulouse in 1976 and obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (1979). He has been nominated Professor at the INSTN (National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology) in 2010. He is Director of Research at the Nuclear Energy Division of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) since 2007. He is also the Deputy Head of the “Service of Corrosion” (SCCME) since 2002 at CEA-Saclay. He has been previously head of the Laboratory of Aqueous Corrosion (LECA, 1998-2002) at CEA-Saclay and of the Laboratory of Physico-Chemistry and Corrosion (LPCC, 1994-1998) at CEA-Fontenay-aux-Roses, and deputy head of the Laboratory of Corrosion Technological Testing (LETC, 1985-1994) at CEA-La Hague. He is working in the field of corrosion since nearly 40 years, starting with liquid metal and moving towards aqueous media (including seawater corrosion and microbial corrosion) and more generally involved today in the various fields of nuclear corrosion (metals and alloys in aqueous and non-aqueous environments). He owns six patents; he is author or co-author of around 70 articles in international scientific and technical journals and of more than 100 papers presented during national and international conferences. He has been editor or co-editor of 20 books or special issues of journals (including 9 “Green Books” of the EFC series), mainly in the field of microbial corrosion, seawater corrosion and nuclear corrosion.
Hans-Peter Seifert (Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zürich, Switzerland) is currently Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Nuclear Materials, Leader of the Structural Integrity Group and Manager of the INTEGER research program on material ageing at the Paul Scherrer Institute. His areas of specialization are: environmentally-assisted cracking of LWR structural materials, corrosion and electrochemistry in high-temperature water, ageing mechanisms and structural integrity of LWR primary pressure boundary components and reactor internals. He has 20 years of experience in EAC and EAF testing and has initiated and led many large projects in this field.
Renate Kilian is a Materials Scientist with a PhD in corrosion science with over 27 years of experience in the field of metallic corrosion. She received her PhD in engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen in 1987. Since then she has worked with Siemens AG / Power Generation Group (KWU), followed by Siemens Nuclear Power GmbH, Framatome ANP GmbH, AREVA NP GmbH, and Framatome GmbH in the department of “Materials, Technology, Failure Analysis”. From 1990 to 2003 she was section leader of the corrosion section within this department. Since 2003, she concentrates her expertise on the performance of technical and scientific projects as well as on consultancy in direct contact with customers from plants and utilities. She also represents the company in several national and international projects and working groups. Since 1987 when starting her work at Siemens / KWU she has been working on the corrosion behaviour of steam generator (SG) materials Alloy 600, Alloy 690 and Alloy 800 mod. regarding primary and secondary side degradation mechanisms. She is also working in the field of qualification of SG tube repair methods like sleeving and plugging. Another important field of work is the intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) behaviour of stainless steels under BWR and PWR conditions. All kind of corrosion degradation especially for stainless steels and Nickel base alloys are her focus. In addition she was project leader of several EPRI project on nickel base alloys. Nickel base alloys like Alloy 600 and Alloy 690 and the corresponding filler material and their corrosion behavior, like PWSCC, are one of the major fields in her work. She is responsible for training of experts in her fields (supports thesis etc. of students in cooperation with Universities). Furthermore Renate Kilian is a member of the German Reactor Safety Commission and of the Steering Committee of the German Assosiation of Corrosion and Corrosion Protection (GfKORR). She is also one of the leading members of the EFC Nuclear Corrosion Working Party and author of more than 70 publications.
Rik-Wouter Bosch has a PhD in material science from the KU Leuven (Belgium) and is working at SCK•CEN (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) since 1998. He is a senior scientist and project leader working in the Structural Materials Expertise group of the Nuclear Material Science Institute. He has more than 20 years of experience in corrosion, electrochemistry and stress corrosion cracking research in high pressure, high temperature (nuclear) systems. He has been involved in various national and international research projects related to corrosion problems in LWRs and corrosion behaviour of fusion and Gen IV materials (EC framework programs, EPRI, EFDA, MYRRHA). He has published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and is a lecturer for corrosion courses for GDF-Suez trainees and BNEN since 2008.
Stefan Ritter (Dipl.-Ing., Material Science and Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) did his masters/diploma at Siemens Power Generation (KWU) in Erlangen (Germany) and performed research on stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steels at Framatome ANP in Erlangen thereafter. Since 2001 he has been employed by the Paul Scherrer Institut (Nuclear Energy and Safety Research Division, Laboratory for Nuclear Materials) as a research scientist in the field of plant ageing management. He is currently working on different research projects related to environmentally-assisted cracking of light water reactor structural materials and is project leader of the NORA project dealing with the noble metal chemical addition technology. In 2004 he was one of the founding members of the ECG-COMON (European Cooperative Group on Corrosion Monitoring of Nuclear Materials, www.ecg-comon.org) and is currently Past Chairman of this group. In 2012 he became the Scientific Secretary of the ICG-EAC and in 2016 he was elected as Chairman of the Nuclear Corrosion Working Party of the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC).
Pål Efsing is Senior Specialist in Materials Mechanics/Fracture Mechanics at the Engineering Department of the Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden. Ringhals operates 4 nuclear reactors, 1 BWR and 3 PWRs, at the Swedish west coast and is a subsidiary to Vattenfall AB, the Swedish state-owned energy company. At Ringhals, Pål is involved in daily issues regarding ageing and degradation of metallic materials, especially with respect to the evolution of the mechanical properties and structural degradation of the utilized materials and combinations, as well as being coordinator of research activities aiming at supporting the plant objective of long term operation. Pål is also acting as Vattenfall specialist in the area of Materials, Degradation and Ageing. Much attention is currently given to environmental degradation and radiation effects on reactor internals and the reactor pressure vessel. Other areas of high interest include welding processes and long term stability, as well as environmentally assisted degradation and cracking. In addition to serving the NPP, Pål is adjunct professor at the department of Solid Mechanics at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH in Stockholm. At KTH, the current programs include effects of weld residual stresses on susceptibility to environmental degradation in Alloy 690, modelling of SCC, and thermal ageing of cast and welded austenitic materials. Pål has a M.Sc in Materials Science and Engineering from KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden and a Ph.D in Materials Mechanics working on secondary degradation/hydride induced cracking of failed fuel, also at KTH.