GIF Webinar Series 2016-2024


In 2016, the GIF Education and Training Task Force began organising a webinar series which features speakers from around the world, explaining why GEN IV reactor systems are crucial for the sustainability of the nuclear fuel cycle. The webinar series was launched  with a presentation by former GIF Chair John Kelly on “Atoms for Peace – the Next Generation” and includes monthly webinars. The Task Force was elevated to a Working Group in November 2019. 

All webinars are also accessible on “YouTube” under the "GIF Education and Training Working Group".

By following the links below, you will access all past webinars:

2023   2022   2021   2020  2019   2018   2017   2016 - or GIF Portal - Webinar - (


2024 SERIES (from 85 to 97)

Series 88: Multiphysics Depletion & Chemical Analyses of Molten Salt Reactors 


17 April 2024
Presenter: Samuel Walker, INL, USA

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Series 89: GIF-IAEA Webinar on Regulatory Activities in Support of SMRs and Advanced Reactor Systems


22 May 2024
Meet the Guest Speakers:

  • Mr. Tarek Tabikh, Lead SMR Technical Advisor in the Directorate of Advanced Reactor Technologies (DART), Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission;
  • Mr. Greg Oberson, Branch Chief - Advanced Reactor Technology Branch in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; and
  • Ms. Paula Calle-Vives, Senior Nuclear Safety Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency.  


  • Dr. Patricia Paviet, National Technical Director of the Molten Salt Reactor Program on behalf of the US Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, and
  • Mr. Vladimir Kriventsev, Team Leader of Fast Reactor Technology Development Team for the IAEA.

This joint GIF-IAEA webinar addresses Regulatory Activities in Support of SMRs and Advanced Reactor Systems. The event features 20-minute presentations from each of our guest speakers, followed by a 30 minute panel discussion in responses to audience questions. 

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2023 SERIES (from 73 to 84) - 2024

Series 73: Molten Salt Reactors taxonomy and fuel cycle performance 


25 January 2023 
Presenter: Dr. Jiri Krepel, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

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Series 74: Safe Final Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel in Finland   


22 February 2023 
Presenter: Mr. Mika Pohjonen, Managing Director of Posiva Solutions Oy, and Ms. Sanna Mustonen, Safeguards Officer of Posiva Oy, Finland  

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Series 75: Advanced Reactor Safeguards and Materials Accountancy Challenges 


30 March 2023 
Presenter: Dr. Ben Cipiti  from Sandia National Laboratories, USA

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Series 76: Overview of Nuclear Graphite R&D in Support of Advanced Reactors  


5 April 2023
Presenter: Dr. Will Windes, INL, USA 

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Series 77: Graphite-Molten Salt Interactions 


24 May 2023
Presenter: Dr. Nidia Gallego, ORNL, USA 

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Series 78: International Knowledge Management and Preservation of SFR  


21 June 2023
Panel Session: Joel Guidez, retired from CEA, France; Hiroki Hayafune, JAEA, Japan; Ron Omberg, PNNL, USA; Cal Doucette, Clean Energy, Canada; Patrick Alexander, Terrapower, USA and Patricia Paviet, Chair GIF ETWG  

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Series 79: Off-gas Xenon Detection and Management in Support of Molten Salt Reactors 


26 July 2023
Presenters: Hunter Andrews, ORNL, USA and Praveen Thallapally PNNL, USA 

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Series 80: Corrosion and Cracking of Supercritical Water Reactor (SCWR) Materials 


31 August 2023
Presenter: Prof. ZHANG Lefu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China 

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Series 81: EPRI Virtual Reality Training 


27 September 2023
Presenter: Robert Eller, Electric Power Research Institute, USA 

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Series 82: The Nuclear Workforce of the Future – Opportunities and Needs for the International Nuclear Sector 


31 October 2023
Presenter: Callum Thomas, Thomas-Thor, USA 

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Series 83: MOOK: The Knowledge Management Method Applied to a Gen IV Project, The Continuation of a Successful Story 


2 November 2023
Presenter: Dr. Gilles Rodriguez, CEA, France 

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Series 84: Characterization of U-233 for Thorium Fuel Cycle Safeguards  


18 December 2023
Presenter: Ms. Madeline Lockhart, Winner of the ANS 2023 Pitch your PhD Competition

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2022 (series from 61 to 72)  - 2023

Series 71: Geospatial Analytics for Energy and Resilience Analysis 


28 November 2022 
Presenter: Prof. Mark Deinert , Colorado School of Mines

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Series 70: Sodium Integral Effect Test Loop for Safety Simulation and Assessment (STELLA) 


26 October 2022 
Presenter: Dr. Jewhan Lee, KAERI, Korea

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Series 68: China's Multi-purpose SMR—ACP100 Design and Project Progress 


31 August 2022 
Presenter: Dr Danrong Song , Nuclear Power Institute of China, China

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Series 67: A Gas Cherenkov Muon Spectrometer for Nuclear Security Applications 


27 July 2022 
Presenter: Dr. Junghyun Bae from Purdue University, USA; Winner of the 2021 ANS Pitch your PhD Competition

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* Series 65: Development of nanosized carbide dispersed advanced radiation resistant austenitic stainless steel (ARES) for Generation IV systems *


11 May 2022 
Presenter: Public Vote Winner of Pitch your Gen IV research Competition, Mr. JiHo Shin , KAIST, Korea

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Series 64: Role of Nuclear Energy in reducing CO2 Emissions    


19 April 2022 - Special GIF/IAEA/NEA Joint Webinar 
Presenters: Dr. Shannon Bragg-Sitton, Mr. Wei Huang, Ms. Diane Cameron  
Moderators: Dr. Tatjana Jevremovic and Dr. Patricia Paviet  

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*Series 63: Scale Effects Analysis on the Thermal Hydraulic Behavior of Impinging Jets in Sodium Fast Reactors *


23 March 2022 
Presenter: Pitch your Gen IV research CompetitionWinner 2 Mr Benjamin Jourdy CEA, France

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Series 62: Artificial Intelligence in support of NE Sector    


24 February 2022
Presenter:  Prof. Nawal Prinja, Jacobs, UK

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2021 Webinars (series 49 to 60) - 2022


* Series 60: Development of an austenitic/martensitic gradient steel connection by additive manufacturing *


15 December 2021 
Presenter: Dr. Flore Villaret , CEA/EDF, Winner of the 2021 Pitch Your Gen IV Research Competition

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Series 59: Geometry Design and Transient Simulation of a Heat Pipe Micro Reactor 


18 November 2021 
Presenter: Dr. Jun Wang, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

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Series 58: Metal Fuel for Prototype Generation-IV SFR : Design, Fabrication and Qualification 


28 October 2021 
Presenter: Dr. Chan Bock Lee, KAERI, Korea 

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Series 57: Experimental R&D in Russia to justify Sodium Fast Reactors


23 September 2021 
Presenter: Dr Iuliia Kuzina, IPPE, Russia

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Series 56: Graded Approach: Not just Why and When, but How


26 August 2021 
Presenter: Dr. Vince (Alois) Chermak, INL, USA

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Series 55: Evaluating Changing Paradigms Across the Nuclear Industry


27 July 2021 
Presenter: Dr. Jessica Lovering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA and Winner of the ANS 2020 Pitch Your PhD Competition

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Special Webinar: Progress and Future Prospects toward Deploying GEN IV reactors as Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems


28 April 2021 
Generation IV International Forum: 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Series 52: Experience of HTTR licensing for Japan's New Nuclear Regulation


22 April 2021 
Presenter: Dr. Etsuo Ishitsuka, JAEA, Japan

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Series 51: Introducing new Plant Systems Design (PSD) Code

25 March 2021 
Presenter: Prof. Nawal Prinja, Jacobs, UK

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Series 50: Overview of Waste Treatment Plant, Hanford Site 

25 February 2021
Presenter: Dr. David Peeler, PNNL, USA 

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Series 49: MOX Fuel for advanced reactors

28 January 2021 
Presenter: Dr. Nathalie Chauvin, CEA, France

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2020 Webinars (series 37 to 48) - 2021

Series 47: Neutrino and Gen IV reactor systems


19 November 2020 
Presenter: Prof. Jonathan Link, Director of the center for neutrino physics, Virginia Tech, USA

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Series 46: Global Potential for Small and Micro Reactor Systems to Provide Electricity Access


28 October 2020
Presenter: Dr. Amy Schweikert, Colorado School of Mines, USA

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Series 44: Molten Salt Reactor Safety Evaluation – A US Perspective

26 August 2020
Presenter: Dr. David Holcomb, ORNL, USA

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Series 43: Overview of Small Modular Reactor Technology Development


29 July 2020
Presenter: Dr. Frederik Reitsma, IAEA, Austria

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Series 42: Comparison of 16 reactors neutronic performance in closed Th-U and U-Pu cycles

24 June 2020
Presenter: Dr. Jiri Krepel, PSI, Switzerland

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Series 41: Performance Assessments for Fuels and Materials for Advanced Nuclear Reactors


28 May 2020
Presenter: Dr. Daniel LaBrier, Idaho State University (ISU), USA

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Series 40: GIF VHTR Hydrogen Production Project Management Board


29 April 2020
Presenter: Mr. Sam Suppiah, CNL, Canada

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Series 38: SFR Safety Design Criteria (SDC) and Safety Design Guidelines (SDGs) 


26 February 2020 
[10 am in Japan: please check your time zone on the registration page]
Presenter: Mr Shigenobu Kubo, JAEA, Japan

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Series 37: Thermal-Hydraulics in Liquid Metal Fast Reactors


29 January 2020
Presenter: Dr. Antoine Gerschenfeld, CEA, France

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2019 (series 25-36) - 2020

Series 25: Scientific and Technical Problems of Closed Nuclear Fuel Cycle in Two-Component Nuclear Energetics 

30 January 2019
Presenter: Dr. Alexander Orlov, IPPE, Russia

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Series 26: Safety of Gen IV Reactors

19 February 2019
Presenter: Dr. Luca Ammirabile, Euratom, EU

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Series 27: The ALLEGRO Experimental Gas Cooled Fast Reactor Project

20 March 2019
Presenter: Dr. Ladislav Belovsky 

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Series 28: European Sodium Fast Reactor: An Introduction

15 April 2019
Presenter: Dr. Konstantin Mikityuk, PSI, Switzerland 

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Series 29: Formulation of Alternative Cement Matrix for Solidification/Stabilization of Nuclear Waste

22 May 2019
Presenter: Mr. Matthieu De Campos, Universite de Lille 1, France

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Series 30: Interactions between Sodium and Fission Products in Case of a Severe Accident in a Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor

19 June 2019
Presenter: Mr. Guilhem Kauric, CEA, France

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Series 31: Security Study of Sodium-Gas Heat Exchangers in Frame of Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors

31 July 2019
Presenter: Ms. Fang Chen, CEA, France

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Series 32: Lead Containing mainly isotope Pb-208: New Reflector for Improving Safety of Fast Neutron Reactors

29 August 2019
Presenter: Dr. Evgeny Kulikov, National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI”, Moscow, Russia

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Series 33: Gen IV Coolants Quality Control

25 September 2019
Presenter: Dr. Christian Latge, CEA, France

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Series 34: Passive Decay Heat Removal System

23 October 2019
Presenter: Dr. Mitchel Farmer, ANL, USA

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Series 35: Czech Experimental Program on MSR Technology Development

12 November 2019
Presenter: Dr. Jan Uhlíř, Research Centre Řež, Czech Republic

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Series 36: Advanced Gas Reactor TRISO Particle Fuel

18 December 2019
Presenter: Dr. Madeline Feltus, DOE, USA

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2018 (series 17 to 24) - 2019

Series 17: Design, Safety Features and Progress of the HTR-PM

24 January 2018
Presenter: Prof. Dr. Yujie Dong, INET, Tsinghua University, China

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Series 18: Materials Challenges for Generation IV Reactors

21 February 2018
Presenter: Dr. Stu Maloy, LANL, USA 

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Series 19: SCK•CEN’s R&D on MYRRHA

21 March 2018 
Presenter: Prof. Hamid Aït Abderrahim, SCK•CEN, Belgium

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Series 20: Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection of Gen IV Reactor Systems

23 May 2018
Presenter: Dr. Robert Bari, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

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Series 21: Molten Salt Actinide Recycler and Transforming System with and Without Th-U support: MOSART

07 June 2018
Presenter: Dr. Victor Ignatiev, Kurchatov Institute, Russia

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Series 22: Astrid, Lessons Learned

30 July 2018
Presenter: Mr. Gilles Rodriguez, CEA, France

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Series 23: Advanced Lead Fast Reactor European Demonstrator, ALFRED Project

26 September 2018
Presenter: Dr. Alessandro Alemberti,Ansaldo Nucleare, Italy

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Series 24: Russia BN 600 and BN 800

19 December 2018
Presenter: Mr. Ilya Pakhomov, IPPE, Russia

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2017 (series 5 to 16) - 2018

Series 5:  Very High Temperature Reactors

25 January 2017
Presenter: Dr. Carl Sink, DOE, USA
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Series 6:  Gas Cooled Fast Reacto

22 February 2017
Presenter: Dr. Alfredo Vasile, CEA, France
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Series 7:  Supercritical Water Reactors (SCWR)

28 March 2017
Presenter: Dr. Laurence Leung, CNL, Canada

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Series 8:  Fluoride-Cooled High-Temperature Reactors (FHR) 

27 April 2017
Presenter: Prof. Per Peterson, UC Berkeley, USA

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Series 9:  Molten Salt Reactors (MSR)

23 May 2017
Dr. Elsa Merle, CNRS, France

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Series 10:  Lead Fast Reactor (LFR)
12 June 2017
Presenter: Prof. Craig Smith, US Naval Graduate School, USA

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Series 11:  General Considerations on Thorium as a Nuclear Fuel

12 July 2017
Presenter: Dr. Franco Michel-Sendis, OECD/NEA, France

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Series 12:  Metallic Fuel for SFRs

22 August 2017
Presenter: Dr. Steven Hayes, INL, USA

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Series 13:  Energy Conversion

21 September 2017
Presenter: Dr. Richard Stainsby, NNL, UK

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Series 14: Estimating Costs of Gen IV Systems

25 October 2017
Presenter: Dr. Geoffrey Rothwell, OECD/NEA, France

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Series 15: Feedback Phenix and Superphenix

29 November 2017
Presenter: Dr. Joel Guidez, CEA, France

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Series 16: Sustainability, a Relevant Approach for Defining Future Nuclear Fuel Cycles

14 December 2017
Presenter: Dr. Christophe Poinssot, CEA, France

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2016 (series 1 to 4) - 2017

Series 1:  Atoms for Peace - The Next Generation

Webcast: 29 September 2016
Presenter: Dr. John Kelly, Department of Energy, USA 
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Series 2:  Closing the Fuel Cycle

Webcast: 19 October 2016
Presenter: Prof. Myung Seung Yang, Institute of Energy and Environment 
Youngsan University, Republic of Korea

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Series 3:  Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Design

22 November 2016
Presenter: Dr. Claude Renault, CEA, France
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Series 4:  Sodium Cooled Fast Reactors 

15 December 2016
Presenter: Dr. Bob Hill, ANL, USA
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