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Tsuruga International Symposium 2019

Expectations for New Research Reactors;
Cooperation between Nuclear Facilities and Surrounding Community

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222-23 November 2018 (Registration 9:15 - ) Fukui Prefecture Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center

At the meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Council for Nuclear Power in 2016, it has been decided that a new research reactor will be installed at the Monju site in the future. The new reactor is expected to be a core and fundamental facility which supports nuclear research and human resource development in Japan. Peaceful use of nuclear energy includes application of research reactors as well as nuclear power generation. The research reactors are contributing to our daily life through basic research, healthcare and industrial applications. We will hold a symposium to promote better understanding of the local residents about the research reactors. We look forward to having you join us.

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Date, Venue etc.

Date 17 October 2019 (11:15 - Registration), 18 October 2019 (9:15 - Registration)
Venue Fukui Prefecture Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center
64-52-1 Nagatani, Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan >Access
Language Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation)
Registration Not required / No entry fee
Capacity 300 seats each day
Organizer
Co-organizers Fukui Prefecture, Tsuruga City,

Program LanguageJAPANESE AND ENGLISH (SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION)

Day 1: Thursday, 17 October 2019

11:15 Registration
12:00 Opening Remarks
12:20 Session 1: Introductory talk on research reactors; Domestic and international initiatives
12:20 - 12:50 Keynote address: Introductory talk on research reactors (3.4MB)
UESAKA Mitsuru
Professor,
Nuclear Professional School,
School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo
(Introduction of basic knowledge of research reactors to local residents as a keynote speech)
12:50 - 13:30 Keynote address: Trend of research reactors around the world (1.9MB)
Ram SHARMA
Acting Section Head, Nuclear Engineer,
Research Reactor Section,
Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology,
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
(Introduction of utilization of research reactors overseas and comparison with research reactors in Japan)
13:30 - 13:50 Keynote address: Current status and future prospects of research reactors in Japan (4.3MB)
KIYOURA Takashi
Director,
Atomic Energy Division,
Research and Development Bureau,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
(Introduction of general topics and current/future aspects of research reactors)
13:50 Break
14:05 Session 2: Expectations for the future of research reactors; Learning from domestic cases
14:05 - 14:35 Relationships between local residents and research & educational activities at Kyoto University Research Reactor (KUR) (4.3MB)
KAWABATA Yuji
Director, Professor,
Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science,
Kyoto University
(Introduction of scope, application (including medical use), and outcomes of Kyoto University Research Reactor (KUR))
14:35 - 15:05 Utilization needs for research reactors in Fukui Prefecture (1.7MB)
UNO Masayoshi
Director, Professor,
Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering,
University of Fukui
(Introduction of needs for research reactors in research fields in Fukui Prefecture)
15:05 Break
15:20 - 17:00 Panel Discussion Training experiences of research reactors and expectations for new research reactors
Facilitator: UESAKA Mitsuru Professor,
Nuclear Professional School,
School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo
KAWABATA Yuji Director, Professor,
Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science,
Kyoto University
UNO Masayoshi Director, Professor,
Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering,
University of Fukui
Panelist: WATANABE Masahiro(330KB) Master's Programs,
Department of Nuclear Power and Energy Safety Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering,
University of Fukui
AOKI Yutaro(565KB) Doctor's Programs,
Nuclear Technology Application Course,
Department of Applied Science and Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering,
Fukui University of Technology
OZEKI Masafumi(1.1MB) Master's Programs,
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management,
School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo
ISHIKURO Akinari(297KB) Master's Programs,
Fundamental Energy Science Dept.,
Graduate School of Energy Science,
Kyoto University
SHIMAZU Miyu(149KB) Master's programs,
Department of Electronic Engineering,
Graduate School of Science and Engineering,
Kindai University
(Discussing training experiences, current challenges and future expectations for research reactors)

Day 2: Friday, 18 October 2019

9:15 Registration
10:00 Opening Remarks
10:10 Session 1: Social contribution utilizing research reactors; Community symbiosis
10:10 - 10:40 Present status of research activities and social contribution activities of research reactors in JAEA (1.7MB)
MIURA Yukitoshi
Executive Director,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
(Introduction of usage and possibility of research reactors in local society, and demands from reactor users)
10:40 - 11:20 Present status of research activities and social contribution activities of research reactors in Technical University of Munich (2.8MB)
Anton KASTENMULLER
Technical Director,
Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II),
Technical University of Munich, Germany
(Introduction of their experiences of 20MW research reactor, influences to local society and local industry)
11:20 - 12:00 Present status of research activities and social contribution activities of research reactors in North Carolina State University (6.9MB)
Ayman HAWARI
Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Director of the Nuclear Reactor Program,
North Carolina State University, USA
(Introduction of their experiences of 2MW research reactor and developments in human resource activities, and introduction of graded verification activities to utilize large scale industrial research reactors and its current status)
12:00 Break
13:20 - 13:50 Industrial utilization needs for research reactors (3.2MB)
YOSHIOKA Kenichi
Chief Specialist,
Nuclear Engineering Laboratory,
Energy Systems R&D Center,
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
(Introduction of needs for research reactors for Japanese manufacturers)
13:50 - 14:20 Medical use of Radioisotopes in Japan (1.8MB)
KITAOKA Asami
Manager,
Radiopharmaceuticals and Labeled Compounds Section,
Radiopharmaceuticals Division,
Japan Radioisotope Association (JRIA)
(Introduction of current situations and challenges of medical use of radioisotopes in Japan)
14:20 Break
14:35 Session 2: Social contributions utilizing research reactors; Lessons learned from domestic and international cases
14:35 - 16:35 Panel Discussion Research reactor utilizations for research activities and social contributions
Facilitator: UESAKA Mitsuru Professor,
Nuclear Professional School,
School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo
Panelist: Ram SHARMA Acting Section Head, Nuclear Engineer,
Research Reactor Section,
Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology,
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Anton KASTENMULLER Technical Director,
Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II),
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Ayman HAWARI Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Director of the Nuclear Reactor Program,
North Carolina State University, USA
KURUBA Katsumi(365KB) Professor,
Department of Applied Nuclear Technology,
Faculty of Engineering,
Fukui University of Technology
YOSHIOKA Kenichi Chief Specialist,
Nuclear Engineering Laboratory,
Energy Systems R&D Center,
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
MIURA Yukitoshi Executive Director,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
KIYOURA Takashi Director,
Atomic Energy Division,
Research and Development Bureau,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
(Discussing utilization of research reactors, expectations for new reactor which will be built at Monju site, to summarize the discussion of this symposium)
16:35 Closing Remarks MEXT

INFORMATION

On the day 2, foods and drinks (box lunch, light meals, coffee, etc.) will be available for purchase at the venue. Note that there are no restaurants or cafes near the venue. Bringing foods and drinks inside the venue is allowed. Please place your trash in the cans provided.

Exhibition Booth

Organizations

  1. - The Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center
    Overview of Ion Accelerators, and related R&D programs at The Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center
  2. - University of Fukui
    Introduction of research contents
  3. - Fukui University of Technology
    Introduction of research contents
  4. - The University of Tokyo
    Introduction of research contents
  5. - Kyoto University
    Introduction of Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science, Kyoto University
  6. - Kindai University
    Introduction of Atomic Energy Research Institute, Kindai University
  7. - Fukui Prefecture
    Introduction of useful products for decommissioning developed by local companies
  8. - Local Companies

    - ATOUN Inc.
    Powered Wear ATOUN MODEL Y - Assist suit that supports the waist by moving in harmony with the wearer
    - TAIYO KOGYO CORPORATION
    FIBC for heavy lift
    Flexible radioactivity shelter mat
    Cable tie IC tag which can do data safekeeping
    Curing sheet & goods with flame retardant performance
    - Neo Seeds CO., LTD.
    Oil Absorbing Floor Sheet
    3M™ DBI-SALA™ ExoFit™ Light Full Body Harness
    3M™ DBI-SALA™ Shock-Absorbing Lanyards
    - WATS Co., Ltd.
    Axial splitting cutter for small diameter pipe in decommissioning
    - Hokukon Co., Ltd.
    Engineering method for moving and conveying heavy weight - AIR CASTER ENGINEERING METHOD
    Radiation shielding concrete - G-CON
    Radiation resistance silicone resin for sealing - SCRAM SEAL-100
  9. - ATOX Co., Ltd.
    Application of General Technology to Nuclear Facility Decommissioning & Application of Nuclear Technology to Medical Field
  10. - Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
    Industry-academia collaboration products (Deodorant WASHI, Welding shield for full-mask (option), etc.), multipurpose research reactor JRR-3 (thermal power 20MW)

Access

Fukui Prefecture Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center
64-52-1 Nagatani, Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan

■By car: 1 minute from Tsuruga Minami Smart IC, Maizuru Wakasa Expressway.
■You can take shuttle buses for free!

Contact Us

Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA)
Mail:mail address TEL: 03-5470-1985
Twitter: @TISymposium


Speakers' Profile

UESAKA Mitsuru
UESAKA MitsuruProfessor,
Nuclear Professional School,
School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo
1985: Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering Department, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
1985: Researcher, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (IHI)
1991: Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering Research Laboratory, The University of Tokyo
1999: Professor, Nuclear Engineering Research Laboratory, The University of Tokyo
2005: Professor, Nuclear Professional School, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Prof. UESAKA Mitsuru is a member of International Committee for Future Accelerator (ICFA) from 2001. He was Chairperson of ICFA Panel on Advanced and Novel Accelerators from 2007 to 2013. He is Chair of the executive committee of IAEA Nuclear Energy Management School, Tokai, Japan from 2011. He is a member of IAEA International Nuclear Management Academy (INMA) from 2013. He was Vice President of Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ) from 2014 to 2016. He was President of AESJ from 2016 to 2018. He is a cooperation member of Science Council of Japan from 2017. His specialization areas include Quantum Beam Engineering, Advanced Accelerator Development, Application to Cancer inspection and therapy, Nuclear Material Analysis, industrial/societal infrastructure On-site Inspection, Table-top Laser Dielectric Accelerator for Radiation Biology, etc. He is working for development of advanced accelerators and lasers and their application to nuclear engineering, medicine, industrial/societal infrastructure inspection, production of nuclear medicine (Mo-99/Tc-99m, Ac-225) from compact electron linear accelerator from nuclear wastes, etc. He is also working for nuclear human resource development under cooperation with Japan Nuclear Human Resource Development Network and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Ram SHARMA
Ram SHARMAActing Section Head, Nuclear Engineer,
Research Reactor Section,
Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology,
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Mr. Ram SHARMA worked in Reactor Operation Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Center from 1979 to 1999 as reactor operator and was responsible for safe operation of 40 MW CIRUS reactor. He worked as Assistant Reactor Superintendent of CIRUS reactor from 1999 to 2003 and was responsible for refurbishment of CIRUS and recommissioning of refurbished systems and bringing back reactor into operation. He worked as Reactor Superintendent of CIRUS reactor from 2003 to 2009 and was responsible for operation refurbished CIRUS reactor with outstanding performance (highest ever reliability and availability). He worked as Head, Reactor Operation Division from 2009 to 2013 and was responsible for operation of all operating research reactors at Trombay and decommissioning of Apsara reactor and planning of decommissioning of CIRUS. He worked as Associate Director for short period and then Director of Reactor Group from 2013 to January 2016 (retired on superannuation) and was responsible for operation of all operating research reactors at Trombay, management of permanent shut down of CIRUS and design and execution of planned research reactor projects at Trombay and Vizag. He was also associated with Regulation and Safety Review of Nuclear Power Plants and other Facilities in India. He is working in the Research Reactor Section of IAEA from April 2016, as Acting Section Head and Project Manager, Research Reactor Operation and Maintenance and responsible for management of section activities and providing technical support to Member States in enhancing availability and reliability of their operating research reactors; effective utilization of resources, management of new research reactor projects, capacity building, conducting review missions, publications and organizing technical meetings, conferences and workshops.
KIYOURA Takashi
KIYOURA TakashiDirector,
Atomic Energy Division,
Research and Development Bureau,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan
Mr. KIYOURA Takashi is in charge of overall management at the Atomic Energy Division, Research and Development Bureau, MEXT, such as policymaking on nuclear science and technology and supervising the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). He began his career at the Science and Technology Agency in 1993. After serving as a counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, a manager at the Ocean and Earth Division of the MEXT, and a director at the Department of Strategic Planning and Management of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), he was assigned his current position in 2018.
KAWABATA Yuji
KAWABATA YujiDirector, Professor,
Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science,
Kyoto University
1985: Graduated from Department of Nuclear Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
1985: Researcher, Research Reactor Management Department, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI)
1990: Research Associate, Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University
1994: Associate Professor, Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University
2003: Professor, Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University
2015: Director/Professor, Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University
Specialization Areas: Neutron physics, Neutron imaging, etc.
UNO Masayoshi
UNO MasayoshiDirector, Professor,
Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering,
University of Fukui
1988: Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Osaka University
1988: Researcher, Nippon Nuclear Fuel Development Co., Ltd. (NFD)
1991: Assistant Professor, Osaka University
1998: Associate Professor, Osaka University
2009: Professor, Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering of University of Fukui
2011: Vice Director, Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering of University of Fukui
2019: Director, Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering of University of Fukui
Prof. UNO Masayoshi earned his Ph.D. on the oxidation behavior of thorium nitrides at Osaka University and studied on oxidation behavior of fuel cladding at NFD. After coming back to Osaka University, he has been in charge of the study on behavior of fuel pellets and claddings of light water reactors. He is now studying on the thermal conductivity of the pellet especially measuring technique of thermal conductivity of irradiated pellets in a hot cell at Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering, University of Fukui. He began studying on the fuel debris properties after Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Accident.
MIURA Yukitoshi
MIURA YukitoshiExecutive Director,
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
Education:
1981: Completed Master's Course in Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
1987: Completed a Doctorate in Engineering at Tohoku University
Professional History:
1981: Joined Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI)
2010: Supreme Researcher/Director, Policy Planning and Administration Department, JAEA
2013: Director, Office of Monju Reorganization, Monju Reorganization Headquarters, JAEA
2015: Executive Director, JAEA
Anton KASTENMULLER
Anton KASTENMULLERTechnical Director, Ph.D.,
Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II),
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Education:
1995: Diploma in physics, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
2000: Dr. rer. nat. in nuclear physics, TUM
Professional History:
2000: Postdoc in the nuclear physics institute Physics-Department, TUM
2001: Scientific staff member in the detector technology lab FRM II, TUM
2007: Head of department “Reactor enhancement” at the FRM II; responsible for nuclear licensing, in-service-inspections, modifications and upgrades of the reactor facility, work safety and project management
2010: Technical director (Head of Reactor division) FRM II, Technical director (Head of Reactor division) FRM (old), Authorized representative for radiation protection
Dr. Anton KASTENMULLER is a member of the German nuclear safety standards commission (KTA) from 2010.He is a member of the KTA-subgroup “Reactor core and systems design”. He is a member of the German research reactor working group. He is Board member of the Nuclear Technology Germany (KernD e.V.) organization. He has clearance for access to nuclear facilities (AtZUP) and classified documents (SU2). He has regular participation in nuclear related conferences, working groups, etc.
Ayman HAWARI
Ayman HAWARIDistinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Director of the Nuclear Reactor Program,
North Carolina State University, USA
Prof. Ayman HAWARI holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. His technical interests include fundamental research on neutron thermalization in matter, radiation measurements for data validation and materials nondestructive examination, and the development and utilization of intense radiation sources (e.g., research reactors). He is a member of the steering committee for the International Group on Research Reactors (IGORR), chairs the OECD/NEA’s subgroup on “Advances in Thermal Scattering Law Analysis”, and is a member of the US NNSA’s Nuclear Data Advisory Group (NDAG). With his North Carolina State University (NCSU) group, he has developed unique research and education capabilities at the NCSU PULSTAR reactor, and has made fundamental contributions of thermal neutron scattering law data to the recent release of the Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF/B-VIII.0). He is a recipient of the NCSU Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement award and is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS).
YOSHIOKA Kenichi
YOSHIOKA KenichiChief Specialist, Ph.D.,
Nuclear Engineering Laboratory,
Energy Systems R&D Center,
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
Education:
1993: MS, Nuclear Engineering, Osaka University
Professional History:
1993: Joined Toshiba Corporation; Development of nuclear fuel for light water reactor with a research reactor
2019: Joined Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
Dr. YOSHIOKA Kenichi has a National qualification of Reactor chief engineer.
KITAOKA Asami
KITAOKA AsamiManager,
Radiopharmaceuticals and Labeled Compounds Section,
Radiopharmaceuticals Division,
Japan Radioisotope Association (JRIA)
Education:
1999: Graduate from Department of Nuclear Engineering, School of Engineering, Tokai University
Professional History:
1999: Radiation Protection Section, Division of General Affairs, JRIA
2001: Radioisotope Technical Section, Division of Radioisotopes, JRIA
2003: Radioisotope Section 1, Division of Radioisotopes, JRIA
2006: Research section, Division of Academic Affairs, JRIA
2008: Radiopharmaceuticals and Labeled Compounds Section, Radiopharmaceuticals Division, JRIA
2017: Manager, Radiopharmaceuticals and Labeled Compounds Section, Radiopharmaceuticals Division, JRIA
KURUBA Katsumi
KURUBA KatsumiProfessor,
Department of Applied Nuclear Technology,
Faculty of Engineering,
Fukui University of Technology
Prof. KURUBA Katsumi was graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University in 1972. He was Planning Director (Energy R&D Centralization), General Affairs Department, Fukui Prefecture and was Executive Director, The Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center. He is Professor, Department of Applied Nuclear Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Fukui University of Technology from 2012. His specialization areas include Nuclear Safety Administration, Community Symbiosis, Public Acceptance, etc.