Programme - Oral Sessions

Nuclear Energy
Considering the speed at which climate change occurs with ever increasing global energy demand particularly in the developing countries, many including the industry and governments are increasingly thinking that nuclear power has to play more important role for the environment and the humanity. Nonetheless, nuclear power is being less promoted than should be or even declined depending on nations. This seems due in part to the issues related with the nuclear power economy and the nuclear safety associated with the public acceptance. The purpose of this session group is to exchange and to discuss information on the status and prospects of nuclear power technology focusing on the nuclear safety and economy as well as national nuclear energy policy. In addition, the topics may include evaluation on the role of nuclear power in terms of greenhouse gas emission and others. Nuclear energy group is co-organized by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and SNU Nuclear Energy Policy Center (SNEPC) We organize three oral sessions : NE1: Advanced in nuclear power technology (2018-08-23 11:00 - 12:40) NE2: Nuclear energy policy (2018-08-23 13:30 - 15:10) NE3/EE7 : Nuclear waste disposal (2018-08-23 16:00 -- 17:40) Additional subjects could be added and discussed in poster sessions. • Poster Session I (2018-08-22 15:10 - 16:00) • Poster Session II (2018-08-23 15:10 - 16:00)
[NE1] Advances in Nuclear Power Technology
Date / Time 2018-08-23 11:00   --   12:40
Room R3
Conveners / Chairs
  • PROF. JOO, Han-gyu (Seoul National University) CONVENER
The purpose of this session is to stimulate an exchange of information on recent development on nuclear technology. The session will cover technological advances in the field such as: - Advances in Water Cooled Reactor Design and Technology - Small Modular Reactors and Innovative Water-Cooled Reactors - Gen IV Nuclear Reactors
  • MR. HA, Che-wung (KHNP Central Research Institute) [ 11:00 - 11:25 ]
    Title: APR1400 Design Features for the NRC and European User Requirements
  • DR. SHWAGERAUS, Eugene (University of Cambridge) [ 11:25 - 11:50 ]
    Title: Historical Context, Recent Developments and Prospects of Nuclear R&D and Education in the UK
  • PROF. LEE, Jeong Ik (KAIST) [ 11:50 - 12:15 ]
    Title: How to make Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) smaller, safer, and smarter
  • DR. LEE, David Sangcheol (European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)) [ 12:15 - 12:40 ]
    Title: Benchmarking neutron yield of proton-induced spallation for applications in Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS)
[NE2] Nuclear Energy Policies
Date / Time 2018-08-23 13:30   --   15:10
Room R3
Conveners / Chairs
  • PROF. JOO, Han-gyu (Seoul National University) CONVENER
Nuclear power is one of the options available for alleviating the risk of global climate change and its potential contribution to GHG emissions reduction could be significant. The Fukushima accident has, however, had a negative impact on public opinion on nuclear power and some countries have decided to move towards the closure of their nuclear power plants. Recently, South Korea’s president has declared to phase out the country’s dependence on nuclear power. While in countries such as France, UK, Nuclear power will play an important role in the countries’ energy mix to prioritize emission reductions. The purpose of this session is to discuss the role of nuclear power in meeting future energy demand, contributing to sustainable development and mitigating climate change, as well as to discuss and exchange views on the key issues related to the development and deployment of nuclear power. The session will cover : - National and international nuclear energy policy - Role of nuclear energy in low carbon energy future - Nuclear safety upgrades after the Fukushima accident - Radiation Health Risks from Nuclear Accidents - Public acceptance
  • PROF. WILLIAM JAMES, Nuttall (Open University) [ 13:30 - 13:55 ]
    Title: UK nuclear energy policy
  • MR. YOON, Yongwoo (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP)) [ 13:55 - 14:20 ]
    Title: Development of Korean Reactor Models and Status of NPP Export
  • PROF. MIN, Byungjoo (UNIST) [ 14:45 - 15:10 ]
    Title: Perspective on various utilization strategies of nuclear technology under the Korean government's new energy conversion policy
[NE3/EE7] Nuclear Waste Disposal
Date / Time 2018-08-23 16:00   --   17:40
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. YOON, Jeoung Seok (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)) CONVENER
Radioactive wastes ranging from low and intermediate level of radioactivity to spent nuclear fuel should be safely disposed to ensure permanent isolation from the human environment. For this many countries choose to dispose of the wastes in deep underground, i.e. geological disposal. However, disposal of radioactive wastes poses complex challenges where social, technical, and political issues are all present. Good balance in all these disciplines is necessary for a success. Looking back on the history of several failures in site selection processes in Korea, it becomes clear that transparency and public participation are the key factors for success. This is also same in many European countries. In this session, we invite people from different countries and different fields, e.g. geosciences and social science and public policy, and exchange ideas and experiences. Especially, we will discuss how the management and disposal of nuclear wastes have been conducted, and how they have managed the repository site selection processes. The objectives of the sesssion are to promote the discussion between the panels and the participants, and to learn the state-of-the-art methods for solving the social-technical-political challenges in this topic.
  • DR. YOON, Jeoung Seok (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)) [ 16:00 - 16:05 ]
    Title: [EE7] Session opening and Introduction
  • PROF. CHOI, Sungyeol (Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (Korea)) [ 16:05 - 16:25 ]
    Title: [EE7] Nuclear waste management policy in Korea
  • PROF. HYATT, Neil (University of Sheffield) [ 16:25 - 16:45 ]
    Title: Collaborative research to underpin radioactive waste management in the United Kingdom and Republic of Korea
  • DR. YOON, Jeoung Seok (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences) [ 16:45 - 17:05 ]
    Title: Social-technical-political aspects in site selection for nuclear waste repository - comparative study of Germany and Korea
  • PROF. STEPHANSSON, Ove (KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden), Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ Germany Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)) [ 17:05 - 17:25 ]
    Title: [EE7] Licensing and construction of geological disposal of spent nuclear fuel in Sweden and Finland - lesson learned for Korea
  • DR. YOON, Jeoung Seok (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)) [ 17:25 - 17:55 ]
    Title: [EE7] General Discussion and Summary, Group Photo