Technical Secretariat

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency has been supporting the activities of the Generation IV International Forum since 2005. It provides technical secretariat services; archiving records and documents, as well as maintaining the Forum's internal and external websites. The NEA Technical Secretariat consists of more than 12 staff members on both a full-time and part-time basis.

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Gina Abdelsalam GIF  Gina Abdelsalam - GIF Technical Secretariat Chief of Staff 


Takuya Funahashi  Takuya Funahashi - Technical Secretary for: 

SIAP - Senior Industry Advisory Panel


Brent Wilhelm headshot compressed  Brent Wilhelm - Technical Secretary for:  

GFR.SC - Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor Steering Committee    

GFR.CDS - GFR PMB on Conceptual Design and Safety     

GFR.FC - GFR PMB on Fuel, Core Materials and Fuel Cycle             

VHTR.HP - VHTR Hydrogen Production     

VHTR.MAT - VHTR Materials (with additional Ceramics; Graphite; Metals and Design Methods working groups)

TF-NEaNH - Task Force on Non-Electric application of Nuclear Heat

G.Grassi - GIF   Gabriele Grassi - Technical Secretary for:

VHTR.FFC - VHTR Fuel & Fuel Cycle


Franco MICHEL-SENDIS GIF  Franco Michel-Sendis - Technical Secretary for:

MSR.pSSC - Molten Salt Reactor Provisional Steering Committee     

VHTR.SC - Very High Temperature Reactor Steering Committee     

VHTR.CMV - VHTR Computational Methods Validation & Benchmarks   


Elena Poplavskaia  Elena Poplavskaia - Technical Secretary for:

SCWR.SC - Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactor Steering Committee

SCWR.CM - Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactor Chemistry and Materials PMB

SCWR.SIA - Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactor System Integration and Assessment PPMB

SCWR.TH - SCWR Thermal-Hydraulics and Safety PMB

SCWR_EG - SCWR Expert Group 

TF-AMME - Task Force - Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Engineering Task Force


photo kazuya ohgama Kazuya Ohgama - Technical Secretary for:

LFR.pSSC - Lead Fast Reactor Provisional Steering Committee

SFR.SC - Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor Steering Committee

SFR.AF - SFR PMB on Advanced Fuel

SFR.CDBOP - SFR PMB on Component Design and Balance-of-plant (CD&BOP)

SFR.GACID - Global Actinide Cycle International Demonstration provisional PMB

SFR.SIA - SFR PMB on System Integration and Assessment

SFR.SO - SFR PMB on Safety and Operation


OZERETZKOVSKY Alexiei Alexiei Ozeretzkovsky - Technical Secretary for:

ETWG - Education and Training Working Group


Photo(Seoyeong JEONG)  Seoyeong Jeong - Technical Secretary for: 

EMWG - Economic Modeling Working Group

PRPPWG - Proliferation Resistance & Physical Protection Working Group 


Marina Demeshko GIF  Marina Demeshko - Technical Secretary for:

RSWG - Risk & Safety Working Group 

Sylvia Constantin Sylvia Anglade-Constantin - Assistant for the GIF Technical Secretariat 


Technical Secretariat Support

Emma Leguillon, Head - General Legal Affairs, NEA/GLA

Michael Fleming, Manager, Information Technology, NEA/ORM/IT

Manuel Bossant, GIF Website Programmer, NEA/ORM/IT

Eric Lacroix, IT Systems Engineer, NEA/ORM/IT

Nicolas Soppera, Software Development Co-ordinator, NEA/ORM/IT