Plenaries and Special Sessions

OPENING PLENARY—I
Location: Regency ABC
Monday, August 31, 2015 • 8:30–10:00 a.m.

[Refreshments and baked goods will be provided at the beginning of the plenary]

Chairs: Prof. Michael Corradini (Univ of Wisconsin, Madison), Prof. Hisashi Ninokata (Politecnico di Milano)

8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome messages and logistic information
Speakers:
Dr. Mark Peters, Steering Committee Chair, Associate Laboratory Director (Argonne National Laboratory)
Prof. DuWayne Schubring, ANS-THD Chair (University of Florida)

8:45–10:00 a.m. Synergy Between Thermal Hydraulics and LWR Safety: Past, Present and Future
Speaker:
Prof. Bal Raj Sehgal (KTH)

OPENING PLENARY—II
Location: Regency ABC
Monday, August 31, 2015 • 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Chairs: Prof. Yassin Hassan (Texas A&M Univ), Prof. Michael Corradini (Univ of Wisconsin, Madison)

Current Trends in Nuclear Energy: Impact, Challenges and Opportunities for Thermal Hydraulics Research and Development
Panelists:
Dr. Moon Hwan Kim, President (KINS)
Mr. Alex Larzelere, Co-chair, Advanced Computing Tech Team, and Director, Modeling and Simulation Energy Innovation Hub (US DOE)
Dr. Stephanie Coffin, Deputy Director - Division of Systems Analysis (US NRC)
Dr. Nadege Buforn, Group Leader – Fast Thermal-Hydraulic Transients Group (EdF)
Mr. Zeses Karoutas, Chief Engineer - Global Fuel Engineering (WEC)

SPECIAL SESSION
Celebrating Mujid Kazimi’s Legacy: 40 Years of Innovation in Nuclear Engineering
Location: Regency A
Tuesday, September 1 • 1:30-3:35 p.m.

Session Organizer: Jacopo Buongiorno (MIT)
Session Chair: Jacopo Buongiorno (MIT)

Panelists:

  • Prof. Michael Corradini (Univ of Wisconsin, Madison) “Development of a Societal-Risk Goal for Nuclear Power Safety,” Caleb Roh, Vicki Bier, Michael Corradini, Shuji Liu (Univ of Wisconsin, Madison), Robert Youngblood (INL), Gregory Hammond (AFIT)
  • Dr. Pradip Saha (GE Hitachi) “Subchannel Analysis of Boiling Two-Phase Flow in Rod Bundles – Status and Challenges”
  • Prof. Yassin Hassan (TAMU) “Examples of Experiments and Needs for Validation of Computational Fluid Dynamics for Nuclear Applications”
  • Prof. Hisashi Ninokata (Politecnico di Milano) “Current R&D Efforts Towards Delineating Fukushima Daiichi NPS Accident”

CLOSING PLENARY
Location: Regency AB
Friday, September 4 • 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Chairs: Prof. Hisashi Ninokata (Politecnico di Milano), Prof. Nam T. Dinh (NCSU)

1:00-1:15 p.m. Poster Awards Ceremony

1:15-2:45 p.m. Highlights of NURETH-16: the Conference in Retrospect–Panel
Panelists:
Prof. Yassin Hassan (TAMU)
Prof. Nam T. Dinh (NCSU)
Dr. Chul-Hwa Song (KAERI)
Dr. David Aumiller (BMPC)
Mr. Ferry Roelofs (NRG)

2:45-3:00 p.m. Announcement of NURETH-17 and Closing

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