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The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) is a co-operative international endeavour which was set up to carry out the research and development needed to establish the feasibility and performance capabilities of the next generation nuclear energy systems.

The Generation IV International Forum has fourteen Members which are signatories of its founding document, the GIF Charter.

The goals adopted by GIF provided the basis for identifying and selecting six nuclear energy systems for further development. The selected systems are based on a variety of reactor, energy conversion and fuel cycle technologies. Their designs include thermal and fast neutron spectra cores, closed and open fuel cycles. The reactors range in size from very small to very large. Depending on their respective degree of technical maturity, the first Generation IV systems are expected to be deployed commercially around 2030-2040. 

Evolution Reactor Technology

GIF International Workshops with Nuclear Industry including SMR vendors and supply chain SMEs (Public)

GIF Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing

Speakers' biographies

List of Participants


Tuesday 18 February 2020 


9h00 – 9h10    Welcome and opening remarks Sama Bilbao y Leon, OECD NEA (00:00:04 to 00:03:04) / Kamide Hideki, JAEA, Japan and Chair of the Policy Group (00:03:10 to 00:05:17) 

9h10 – 10h00    Session 1 – Overview of workshop

  • Introduction on the opportunities and challenges of advanced manufacturing, overview of GIF AMME Task Force, purpose of workshop: Why we are here! - Lyndon Edwards, ANSTO, Australia and Chair, Task Force - Advanced Manufacturing (00:05:39 to 00:18:30) 
  • The nuclear supply chain; past, present and future. - Andrew Storer, NAMRC, UK (00:19:50 to 00:43:00)
  • Q&A until 00:54:30

10h00 – 10h30    Coffee break

10h30 – 12h30    Session 2 – Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

  • Additive manufacturing in the nuclear supply chain, Kurt Terrani, ORNL, USA (01:24:51 to 02:04:00)
  • Innovative fabrication in the nuclear supply chain, Dave Gandy, EPRI, USA (02:05:30 to 02:44:00)
  • Advanced surface coatings in the nuclear supply chain, Alfons Weisenburger, KIT, EU (02:44:15 to 03:15:00)
  • Panel Discussion (Presenters) led by Moderator (03:15:00 to 03:16:40)

12h30 – 14h00    Lunch


14h00 – 15h00    Session 3 – National Advanced Manufacturing Activities (Intro: 00:00:00 to 00:03:00)

  • Advanced Manufacturing collaboration in the USA, Isabella Van Royen/Mark Messner, DoE (00:03:10 to 00:33:50)
  • Advanced Manufacturing collaboration in the EU, Lorenzo Malerba, CIEMAT, EU (00:34:10 to 00:54:40)
  • Advanced Manufacturing collaboration in France, Eric Abonneau, CEA, France, EU (00:55:00 to 01:18:40)

15h00 – 15h30    Coffee break

15h30 – 17h00    Session 4 – Group Activity (Explanation: 01:19:00 to 01:21:20)

  • Split into 4 groups, which undertake following activities led by Moderator / Rapporteur:
    1. identify potential collaborative AMME activities/projects
    2. analyse each identified area of collaboration (SWOT analyses?)
    3. prioritization of identified areas/ideas
    4. agree communication for Rapporteur to give to meeting (can develop presentation overnight)  

17h00                   End of Day 1


Wednesday 19 February 2020


09h00 – 10h30    Session 5 – Group Reporting and Meeting Outcomes/ INTRO (Lyndon) (00:00:00 to 00:02:20)

  • Communally undertake following activities:
    • Rapporteurs from each group presents group output:
      • Red group : 00:02:30 to 00:07:10
      • Orange group : 00:07:50 to 00:19:00
      • Green group : 00:20:47 to 00:32:30
      • Yellow group : 00:36:00 to 00:50:15
      • Blue group : 00:50:50 to 01:04:00
  • Overall prioritisation of potential collaborative AMME activities/projects
  • Identification of next steps and way forward (01:04:00 to 01:20:00)

10h30 – 10h40    Wrap up (End : 01:22:00)

10h40 – 11h00    Coffee break


GIF workshop on R&D Infrastructures needs and opportunities


Wednesday 19 February 2020

11h00 - 11h15    Welcome

Welcome by and Sama Bilbao y Leon, OECD/NEA (01:53:00 to 01:56:00) and Hideki Kamide, JAEA and Chair of the Policy Group (01:56:00 to 01:57:00)

11h15 – 12h30    Engaging with the private sector – Round Table

Moderator: Sama Bilbao y Leon

GIF R&D infrastructures and large scale experimental programmes, Roger Garbil, Euratom, DG RTD, Chair of the GIF R&D Task Force Roger Garbil (01:58:00 to 02:01:00)

R&D challenges for Gen IV systems, Gilles Rodriguez, CEA and GIF Technical Director (02:02:00 to 02:26:00)

GIF Advanced Manufacturing initiative, Lyndon Edwards, ANSTO and Chair of the Task Force - Advanced Manufacturing (02:47:00 to 02:56:00) 

Regulatory challenges to license Gen IV systems, Raj Iyengar, Chief of the Component Integrity Branch, NRC’s Office of Research (02:57:00 to 03:25:00)

12h30 - 14h00 Lunch


14h00 – 16h00    Identification of collaboration opportunities between private and public sectors for Gen IV systems

Introduction - Roger Garbil, Euratom, DG RTD, Chair of the GIF R&D Task Force

LWR-based Advanced Reactors 

Moderator: Sang Ji Kim (00:02:11 to 00:06:00)

▪  Fredrik Vitabäck, GE-Hitachi, BWRX300 (00:06:11 to 00:09:50)

▪  Richard Wain, UK SMR, Rolls Royce (00:10:05 to 00:18:10)

▪  Jean-Michel Ruggieri, Program Manager, SMRs, CEA, NUWARD Project (00:18:30 to 00:26:30)

▪  Sang Ji Kim, SMART Technology Development Division, KAERI, GIF EG member (00:26:30 to 00:32:27)

▪  Marketa Krykova, Project Manager, CVR, SSC SCWR co-Chair (00:32:30 to 00:41:31)

 Discussion (00:42:00 to 00:50:57)


Molten Salt Reactors (MSR)

Moderator: Stéphane Bourg, CEA, GIF SSC Chair (00:51:20 to 00:59:30)

▪  David Leblanc, President and CTO, Terrestrial Energy (00:59:30 to 01:06:40)

▪  Lou Martinez Sancho, CIO Kairos Power FHR (KP-FHR) (01:06:40 to 01:12:20)

▪  Victor Ignatiev, IPPE, MOSART project and related infrastructures (01:12:40 to 01:18:14)

▪  Jan Uhlir, Update on Pu/Pr cooperation in CZ (01:18:20 to 01:26:23)

Discussion (01:26:23 to 01:34:50)


15h00 – 15h15            Coffee break


Liquid Metal Reactors (SFR and LFR)

Moderator: Alessandro Alemberti (01:54:00 to 01:56:00)

▪  Fausto Franceschini,Westinghouse LFR (01:56:00 to 02:13:30)

▪  Alessandro Alemberti, ANSALDO Nucleare, LFR SSC Chair (02:14:00 to 02:24:45)

▪  Jean-Marie Hamy, Framatome, SFR (02:25:00 to 02:40:00)

▪  Ilia Pakhomov, Head of Laboratory, Russian Federation, Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE) (02:40:40 to 2:46:30)


Gas-cooled High Temperature Reactors (HTR)

Moderator: Lyndon Edwards, Introduction (02:47:35 to 02:53:00)

▪  Jean-Marie Hamy, Framatome,  US SC-HTGR program (02:53:30 to 02:55:00)

▪  Dominique Hittner, USNC (02:55:40 to 03:07:00)

▪  Piotr Fomichenko (03:07:10 to 03:13:00)

▪  Karl-Fredrik Nilsson, EU/Euratom JRC, Chair HTR SSC (could not attend this session)

Discussion (03:13:00 to 03:17:50)


Cross-cutting topics, non-electric applications

Moderator: Taiju SHIBATA, Introduction (03:18:50 to 03:19:30)

▪  John Jackson, INL, National Reactor Innovation Center (03:19:30 to 03:27:50)

▪  François Le Naour, CEA (03:28:00 to 03:33 :40)

▪  Taiju Shibata, JAEA (03:33:50 to 03:40:30)

▪  Abderrahim Al Mazouzi, EDF (03:40:50 to 03:47:00)

Discussion : 03:47:00 to 03:57:30


16h45 – 17h30            Wrap-up and lessons learnt (Tech Director + Moderators) (03:58:00 to 04:01:00)


17h30                         Networking Cocktail – GIF and Industry 


Thursday 20 February


9h00 – 11h00     Examples of collaboration between Governmental organisations and industry

Welcome by GIF Vice Chair on R&D Collaboration, Jong-Hyuk Baek, KAERI (00:02:19 to 00:09:00)

Panel discussion 

Moderator: Gilles Rodriguez

▪  Gilles Rodriguez, (on behalf of the CEA’s Sodium School Director) (00:09:20 to 00:25:20)

▪  John H. Jackson, Acting Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) (00:25:50 to 00:43:01)

▪  Tatiana Ivanova, FIDES projects to address post-Halden situation / OECD (00:43:20 to 00:59:40)

▪  Stefano Monti, IAEA (01:00:00 to 01:22:06)

▪  Raj Iyengar, Chief of the Component Integrity Branch, NRC’s Office of Research (01:22:30 to 01:35:30)

▪  Stephen Bushby, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (01:35:40 to 01:49:00)

▪  Iuliia Kusina, Director, Institute for Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE) replaced by Ilia Pakhomov (1:49:30 to 02:02:50)


11h00 – 11h30            Coffee break


11h30 – 12h30            Views from the Private Sector, an Outlook for SMRs

Moderator: Stefano Monti, Introduction (02:28:50 to 02:35:00)

▪  Lou Martinez Sancho, CIO Kairos Power FHR (KP-FHR) (02:35:00 to 02:45:00)

▪  David LeBlanc, President and CTO, Terrestrial Energy (02:45:30 to 02:53:20)

▪  Robin Manley, VP SMR Technology, Ontario Power Generation (02:53:30 to 03:00:00)

▪  Raj Iyengar, Chief Component Integrity Branch, NRC’s Office of Research (03:00:20 to 03:07:25)

▪  Dominique Hittner, USNC (03:07:30 to 03:19:30)

▪  Richard Wain, UK SMR, Rolls Royce (03:19:40 to 03:26:30)

▪  Fredrik Vitabäck, GE-Hitachi, BWRX300 (03:27:30 to 03:35:20)

▪  Arkady Karneev, Rosatom Western Europe (03:35:30 to 03:47:00)

Discussion (03:47:30 to 04:00:00)

12h30 – 13h00            Workshop conclusions

GIF Policy Group Chair, Hideki Kamide (04:01:50 to 04:10:20)


13h00                   Closing of the Workshop

Development and deployment of advanced nuclear power technologies to increase the use of low carbon energy

Presentation by Messrs Hideki Kamide (Japan Atomic Energy Commission) and Sylvestre Pivet (French Atomic Agency (CEA)) at the IAEA conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power, in Vienna on 9th October 2019.

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Hideki Kamide was elected Chair of the GIF Policy Group for the period 2019-2021, succeeding Francois Gauché in this role. He was previously Vice Chair of the Policy Group. He is the Deputy Director General of the Sector for Fast Reactor and Advanced Reactor Research and Development at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.




Mr Jong-Hyuk BAEK

Jong-Hyuk Baek serves as Vice Chair of the GIF Policy Group, supporting the Chair in particular in the area of Research and Development Collaborations. He is the Senior Vice President and CTO (Chief Technology Officer) for Innovative Nuclear Reactor Systems at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute.





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Alice Caponiti serves as Vice Chair of the GIF Policy Group, supporting the Chair in the area of Regulatory Issues. She is currently Director for Nuclear Energy Technologies in the Office of Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to this, she served as a United States representative on the Policy Group since 2017.





Mr Sylvestre Pivet

Sylvestre Pivet serves as Vice Chair of the GIF Policy Group, supporting the Chair in the area of Market Issues. He has been a member of the Policy Group representing France since 2015. He is currently the director of the Innovation and Nuclear Support Division. This division manages the R&D programs led by the CEA in the field of civil nuclear energy, covering fuel cycle, advanced and operating reactors and simulation. He is also deputy director of the Nuclear Energy Division since 2017.



Nobuchika Kawasaki became the GIF Policy Director on 1 January 2019, succeeding François Storrer. He is the Assistant Principle Researcher for Foreign Affairs at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. He has strong experience in fast reactor technology and is very knowledgeable on GIF activities after having served on the OECD/NEA Technical Secretariat Team between July 2016 - July 2018.




GR 2019BISGilles Rodriguez serves as the GIF Technical Director. He is a Senior Expert Engineer at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and has been the Deputy Head of the ASTRID Project Team since 2016. He has broad experience in Generation IV Research and Development, which encompasses fast reactors, liquid metal coolants, safety, hydrogen production and advanced power conversion cycles.  




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