Francois Gauché was elected Chair of the GIF Policy Group in April 2016 and will serve a three-year mandate. He is the Director of the Nuclear Energy Division at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), previously serving as Head of the CEA programme on 4th Generation Reactors and the ASTRID programme from 2010-2015.
Hideki Kamide became a GIF Vice Chair in 2015, succeeding Kazumi Aoto in this role. He is the Director General of Advanced Fast Reactor Cycle System R&D Centre at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. As GIF Vice Chair, he will support the activities of the Policy group in the area of market issues.
Sal Golub serves as the interim Vice Chair of the GIF Policy Group on regulatory issues. He is the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Technology Research and Development at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to joining the DOE in 1991, he served in numerous leadership positions within the commercial nuclear power industry.
Won Seok Park serves as interim Vice Chair of the GIF Policy Group, supporting the Chair in particular in the area of research infrastructures. He is the Director of the Sodium Fast Reactor Development Agency at KAERI, previously serving as the Director of R&D Coordination and Business Development at KAERI.
Alexander Stanculescu became the GIF Technical Director in October 2015, succeeding Dohee Hahn in this role. He recently held the position of Director of the Nuclear Systems Design and Analysis Division at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). As GIF Technical Director, he provides technical advice to the Policy Group and serves as Chair of the Experts Group.
François Storrer became the GIF Policy Director on 1 January 2016. He supports the GIF Chair mainly in the legal and communication fields, as well as the management of Policy Group activities. Storrer is a Senior Research Scientist at CEA. Prior to his role at the CEA, he held the position of Technical Advisor on nuclear R&D and policy issues in the French Ministry for Energy, Sustainable Development and Ecology.
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