SMR 2018: Program

Thursday 15th February 2018

8:00 – 9:00 REGISTRATION
9:00 – 9:30 Opening – Aleš John (EventEra), Karel Křížek (UJV Rez), Igor Jex (FNSPE), Lenka Kovačovská (Ministry of Industry and Trade)
9:30 – 10:00 Progress in SMR Development in the Last Year – Evžen Losa (FNSPE)
10:00 – 10:30 IAEA Activities on SMRs – Mikhail Chudakov (IAEA)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 UKSMR Whole Nuclear Power Plant Concept and Business Case – Alan Woods (Rolls-Royce)
11:30 – 12:00 UKSMR – Basis of Design – Phil Mertens (Rolls-Royce)
12:00 – 12:30 NuScale Status and Circumstances – Ondřej Chvala (University of Tennessee)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Energy Well: Conceptual Design of a Molten Salt Cooled SMR – Martin Ruščák, David Harutyunyan, Josef Pilát (UJV Group )
14:30 – 15:00 Current Status on SMR Technology Development in Rosatom – Zdeněk Šíma, Nikita Rtischev (Rosatom)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00 SMR from the Material Specificity Point of View – Vladimír Slugeň (Slovak University of Technology Bratislava)
16:00 – 16:30 Safety of Light Water SMR, Euratom research program Horizont 2020 – Veronika Korittova (Technology centre CAS)
16:30 – 17:00 An Immersed SMR – Seanergie Project – Alain Bugat (NUVIA Group)
17:00 – 17:30 SANDRA – Comprehensive Solution for I&C in Nuclear Power – Jan Jaňour (ZAT)
17:30 – 18:00 Summary, discussion, conclusion
18:00 – 21:00 Networking raut


Karel Křížek
Chairman of the Board and CEO, UJV Řež (previously Nuclear Research Institute Řež).
He graduated in Technical Cybernetics at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and later received a management degree at Sheffield Hallam University. He has experience in the field of design, construction and commissioning of nuclear power plants. For many years he has worked in the field of technical support for the operation of nuclear power plants and he was the director of the Engineering section of ČEZ, which is an important energy company in the Czech Republic. During his career, he worked with many international research organizations and has been involved in research projects. He is currently a member of the top management of ÚJV Řež.
Igor Jex
(Prof., DSc.) Dean of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering. Graduated from the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering in 1987 and started his career at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, later served at the universities of Tokyo, Helsinki, Berlin and Ulm. Since 2003, he is professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He is focused on quantum optics and interactions of light and matter, has authored many books and more than 150 journal articles with about 2000 citations. Dr. Jex was awarded by rector of Czech Technical University in years 2004, 2008, 2010, and 2012 for science, in years 2012 and 2013 he obtained Siemens prize for the result of fundamental research and for doctoral thesis supervision. He also wrote a popular book about the physicist Ludwig Boltzmann and Max M. Planck.
Lenka Kovačovská
Deputy minister Industry and trade. She studied Mathematics and Physics at the Charles University in Prague and, later on, the International Relations and Diplomacy at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics focusing on energy security, where she earned master’s degree in 2008. She defended her dissertation work on liberalization of the electricity and gas markets in the European Union at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economy. Since December 2015, serves as the Deputy Minister Industry and trade responsible for the energy section. Her scope comprises the electricity industry, including promotion of renewables, liquid and gaseous fuels, energy efficiency and a complex area of energy strategy and international cooperation in the energy sector.
Evžen Losa
Department of Nuclear Reactors Faculty of Nuclear Sciencesand Physical Engineering.
Received Ph.D. from Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of nuclear reactors. Experience: Researcher at Department of nuclear reactors (since 2009), UJV Řež (2010-2012) and Research Centre Rez (since 2012), focus on design and modelling of integral reactor and transport experiments for advanced reactors, core physics, radiation shielding. Interests:Fuel cycle closure, advanced reactor concepts (FRs, MSRs).
Michail Čudakov
IAEA Deputy Director General andHead of the Department of Nuclear Energy
Mikhail Chudakov joined the IAEA as Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy in February 2015.
He graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1983 and joined the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). From 1993 to 1995, he served as WANO Moscow Centre adviser and WANO adviser in London.
From 1995 he held senior positions in Russia’s Rosenergoatom nuclear utility. In 1999 he was appointed Deputy Director General of Rosenergoatom and Director of Bilibino NPP and in 2007 the Director of the WANO Moscow Centre.
Mr Chudakov holds a Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering.
Alan Woods
Director Strategy and Business Development for Rolls-Royce’s nuclear business, with responsibility for the development of sector strategy including regional, customer and product opportunities in addition to acquisitions and partnerships. After completing a Masters Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nottingham University, Alan joined Rolls-Royce on the graduate training programme in 1998. His career in Rolls-Royce has covered multiple sectors including Submarines, Marine, Corporate Strategy, and now Nuclear. Alan has also completed a Masters degree in Programme Management.
Phil Mertens
Phil is Chief Technologist for Controls in Rolls-Royce’s nuclear business and is an Associate Fellow for Nuclear Controls in Rolls-Royce’s Engineering Fellowship. Phil is currently a member of the Rolls-Royce UK SMR project team and is responsible for the design of the Electrical Power System and the Control and Instrumentation Systems for the power station. In addition he is currently leading the development of a Digital vision for the SMR programme. Phil completed a double Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nottingham University, and joined Rolls-Royce Submarines in 1986. He has worked predominantly in the Controls and Instrumentation discipline but has also worked in other areas of engineering as well as undertaking programme, operational and resource management roles.
Ondřej Chvalas
Graduated from Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics at the Charles University in Prague. He joined Nuclear Engineering department at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as a Research Assistant Professor in 2012. Research interests of Dr. Chvála include high performance computing applications to nuclear engineering, reactor core physics, and molten salt based nuclear systems. He focuses on building collaborations with private sector and mentoring students in advanced reactor concepts. Dr. Chvála teaches nuclear reactor theory, numerical methods and Fortran, and experimental reactor physics laboratory.
Martin Ruščák
Graduated from the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of Czech Technical University, Prague. In the 90’s, he was developing lifetime management concepts for NPPs related environmentally assisted cracking of components and was responsible for Corrosion and microstructure research department in ÚJV Řež. Since 2000, as the managing director of the Czech and Slovak unit of risk management company Det Norske Veritas, he was developing the management and technological risk related services. Later he was responsible for development of nuclear and fossil power generation related services as a project director in Norway and Great Britain. Since February 2011, he is the managing director of Research Centre Řež.
David Harutyunyan
Graduated from the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of Czech Technical University, Prague in master’s programme: Theory and technology of nuclear reactors where he is currently concluding his Ph.D. As of 2017 he is a head of the department of neutronic calculations in the safety research section in the Research Centre Řež and a part of the TSO group for the State Office for Nuclear Safety within the National Radiation Protection Institute.
Josef Pilát
Graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in master’s programme: Power machines and devices. Since graduation he works in ÚJV Řež, division ENERGOPROJEKT PRAHA, where he stared as a designer. Currently, he is the head of the department Design in the field of machinery. He actively worked on project of the NPP Mochovce 3 and 4 in frame of the secondary circuit as an author supervision. Furthermore, he carried out assessment and compliance check of Safety report and Basic Design documentation, implementation of corrective measures going out of stress tests, modifications of fire extinguishing systems and air conditioning systems on secondary circuit. Further experience he gained in projects comprising nuclear power plants Temelín, Dukovany, and Hanhikivi-1.
Leoš Tomíček
Vicepresident Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of the state-owned nuclear corporation of the Russian Federation ROSATOM. Rusatom Overseas was founded in 2011 to promote Russian nuclear technology on the world market. During his professional career, he held a number of leading positions in the Czech and Russian energy sectors. For 18 years he worked for ŠKODA PRAHA, the largest engineering and investment company in the Czech Republic in the field of nuclear power, which was also the general supplier of both Czech nuclear power plants. Currently he is the top Czech manager in the energy sector in Russia.
Nikita Aleksandrovich Rtischev
Mr. Rtischev finished in 2014 his Ph.D. studies in Moscow power engineering institute. From 2017 he works as chief expert in technical department in Rosatom Overseas as a head and responsible executive of collaboration with chief designers in a field of Small Modular Reactors technology development. In 2016 he was awarded with ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation Award for Young Scientists.
Vladimír Slugeň
(Prof., DSc.) born in Bratislava, Slovakia (1962). After 1985 he has worked at the Department of Nuclear Physics and Technology, FEI STU, gained the PhD (1993) and DSc.(2011) degree from FEI STU in the area: Built of nuclear equipment’s and degree of full time professor in Nuclear Power Engineering (2004) at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. The main field of research and teaching activities is operation and safety of NPPs as well as microstructural analyses of irradiated materials (about 70 original papers in scientific CC journals and over 400 citations). Author or co-author of 6 books. Since 2004 – Chairman of Slovak Nuclear Society and in 2009 – 2011 President of European Nuclear Society (ENS).
Alain Bugat
Former President of the National Academy of Technology of France (2015-2016). A career fully dedicated to advanced technologies, inside government owned research organizations and industrial companies.Two main activities: energy, nuclear energy and renewables and information technologies. Last executive position: Administrateur Général (Chairman and CEO) of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Founder in 2009 and present Vice-Chairman of NucAdvisor, an advisory and engineering company dedicated to consultancy and owner’s engineer services for new nuclear programs, especially for “Newcomers” countries.
Jan Jaňour
He graduated from the College of mechanical and electrical engineering in Plzeň, Faculty of electrical engineering, Department of Technical Cybernetics (1980).He started to work in company Škoda Plzen (ETD division) at a position of designer of control systems and then in the development department. In 1993 he started to work as a head of control system department of ŠKODA Controls Ltd. Since 2004 he has been working as a head of the application development department of company ZAT. He works on determining overall strategy of the development (SW and HW) of safety and safety related control systems.
Veronika Korittová
Manager of the Technology Centre CAS since September 2011 works at the National Information Centre for European Research department. She is the National Contact Point (NCP) for a specific objective Secure, clean and efficient energy in the Societal Challenges priority of Horizon 2020 and she is the NCP for Euratom as well.
She received her M.Sc. from the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague), Faculty of Technology of Fuels and Water, with specialisation in petrochemistry.
She received her M.Sc. from the The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague), Faculty of Technology of Fuels and Water, with specialisation in petrochemistry.