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Vrije Universiteit Brussel - room I.2.03

Symposium: The future of nuclear applications in Europe and the role within the European Green Deal

Organised by BrEA (Brussels Engineering Alumni), Polytechnische Kring (Engineering Students association of the VUB) and ie-net (association of engineers in Flanders and Brussels)

Symposium: The future of nuclear applications in Europe and the  role within the European Green Deal
Symposium: The future of nuclear applications in Europe and the  role within the European Green Deal

Tijd en locatie

24 okt 18:00

Vrije Universiteit Brussel - room I.2.03, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene, België

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Event

Date: Tuesday 24th October, 2023

Opening doors: 18h00 - Start first keynote speech: 18h30 - Interactive debate: 20h00 - Reception: 21h00

Location: Campus Etterbeek VUB, 1050 Brussels – Auditorium I2.03

The symposium presents a number of keynotes speeches on a wide range of nuclear technology topics such as nuclear medicine, waste handling and management, new technologies together with an overview of renewable energy initiatives and expectations moving forward. The keynotes speeches will be followed by an interactive debate where the panel will discuss the future role of nuclear energy within the European Green Deal.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. em. Frank Deconinck

Co-director BIAS, Brussels Institute for Advanced Studies VUB-ULB

Frank is one of the leading voices within the field of medical physics and will present the longstanding history of medical nuclear applications in Belgium and expected future developments.

Ir. Marc Demarche

Director General of Niras/Ondraf, Belgian radioactive waste management agency

Marc has a longstanding career within the Belgian radioactive waste management and will talk about the mission of Niras with focus on the social aspects of waste management, the role in dismantling nuclear installations and overall financing of this activity.

Prof. Dr. Ir. Peter Baeten

Director General of SCK CEN, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre

Peter has extensive experience within the nuclear research sector and will focus on the role of SCK CEN in general in the field of nuclear research and more in particular the development of the SMR (small modular reactor) – LFR (lead fast reactor).

Dr. Pieter Vingerhoets

Expert Energy & Climate Strategy at EnergyVille – VITO

Pieter holds a PhD in Physics and has further developed his career within the field of Energy & Climate Strategy. Pieter will provide an overview of the current renewable energy initiatives and expectations moving forward.

Interactive Debate on the role of nuclear energy within the European Green Deal introduced by Ir. Frank Koninckx who will present the vision document, developed by the expertgroup Energy within ie-net, on “(Em)Powering Decarbonisation – Strategic recommendations for a competitive industry of the future”.

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ir. Julien Blondeau, Faculty of Engineering VUB

Reception offered by Brussels Engineering Alumni, Polytechnische Kring and ie-net

Registration

Registration is mandatory before the event. 

Free registration for engineering students of VUB and ULB, BrEA/ ie-net / OSB / AIrBr and Colombus members.

Registration fee: €20 (other students) / €40 (others)

People who register for free and don’t show up, will be invoiced a 40€ fine.

Accessibility

For those coming by car: enter campus through entrance 8 and park under buildings K or X1/X2

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