About the Roundtable
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident revealed significant human, organisational and cultural challenges to enhancing nuclear safety and security. The risks associated with nuclear energy do not originate from the technology itself but from the mindsets, attitudes, and behaviours of those involved in the operation and regulation of nuclear facilities. This Roundtable will deliberate on strengthening nuclear energy governance in East Asia, with the aim of identifying challenges to the development of nuclear safety culture and security culture as well as other key challenges faced by potential nuclear newcomer countries in Southeast Asia and the lessons learnt from South Korea and France.
It will examine critical infrastructure issues such as legislative and regulatory frameworks and human resource development that need to be addressed by both potential nuclear newcomers and nuclear power users in East Asia so as to improve the safe and secure management of nuclear energy. Particular emphasis is placed on the recent efforts of nuclear industry actors (power plant operators and vendors) and regulatory bodies in strengthening the regional culture of nuclear safety and security in East Asia. Overall, roundtable speakers will highlight recent advances and future developments for nuclear safety and security in East Asia with special emphasis on key roles being played by regional institutions and networks, government bodies, regulators, the nuclear industry, civil society and academic institutions in nuclear governance in the region.
The RSIS Roundtable is part of the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), an annual week-long platform for energy professionals, policymakers and commentators to discuss and share best practices and solutions within the global energy space. SIEW 2017 will facilitate discussions on staying nimble, managing risks, overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities in this evolving energy landscape.
About the Speakers
Dr Phiphat Phruksarojanakun
Earning a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics from University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in 2007, Dr. Phiphat Phruksarojanakun has strong interest in radiation transport, transmutation and activation analysis and Monte Carlo techniques for nuclear system. Dr. Phruksarojanakun had a brief experience as a post-doctoral researcher at the Fusion Technology Institute where he was a part of research team investigating the possibility of utilizing fusion Z-Pinch device. He has worked for the Office of Atoms for Peace or OAP, a nuclear and radiation regulator in Thailand, since October 2008. As a nuclear engineer, he had been responsible for assessing and verifying criticality and other safety-related parameters during reactor core reconfiguration. He has been a guest lecturer at the Mechanical Engineering Department, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and also has actively involved with OAP’s public engagement as a speaker. From 2013 to 2015 and since 2016, he has been serving as Head of International Cooperation at OAP and more importantly a National Liaison Officer or NLO to the Technical Cooperation Department, the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Ms Sabariah Bt Kader Ibrahim
Ms Sabariah Kader Ibrahim graduated with BSc (Hons) in nuclear science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2004. She obtained her Master’s degree in Nuclear Safety from Korea Advance Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea in 2012. At present, she is heading the International Training and Nuclear Science and Engineering Sector of Nuclear Malaysia Training Center. Currently, she is involved in the development of national strategy for education and training in radiation transport and waste safety. Since 2013, she is responsible for organising IAEA Postgraduate Educational Course in Radiation Protection and the Safety of Radiation Sources (PGEC). She is also actively involved in promoting radiation protection in Malaysia and the region through lectures, workshops, seminars, and public engagement.
Dr Alvin Chew
He is an Adjunct Fellow and formerly a faculty member of RSIS. He has been working with the Centre for Non-Traditional Studies on nuclear issues in the region.
Dr Claude Guet
Dr Claude Guet is a Visiting Professor and Students & Research Programme Director at Energy Research Institute at NTU ([email protected]). He is Senior Advisor to the CEO of CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission). At CEA he had been the Chief of Staff of the High Commissioner for Atomic Energy, Director of Nuclear Education and Training, Chief of Science of the Defence Division, Head of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Defence Division, Head of the Atomic Physics Laboratory of the Basic Science Division. Holding a Doctorat d’Etat from University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, he conducted his research activities at: CEA, Institut Laue Langevin, Institute of Theoretical Physics at Regensburg, the Niel
Dr Su Jin Jung
Dr Su Jin Jung is a manager of Strategy and Performance department at Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety. Her area of knowledge and expertise includes Nuclear Safety Culture, Nuclear Safety Policy Analysis, Strategy Development and Performance Assessment. She was a project manager of R&D project “Development of Regulatory Infrastructure for the Safety Culture Oversight (2013-2016)”. She lectures in ‘nuclear safety culture’ to nuclear reactor operators and supervisors (RO/SRO) and ‘nuclear safety culture oversight’ to nuclear inspectors since 2015. She is a member of Korean Nuclear Society and authored 8 papers in the field of Nuclear Safety Policy and Nuclear Safety Culture.s Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics at Harvard, Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics at Kyoto.
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