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Distinguished Lecture: The Future of Nuclear Power

IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, Mikhail Chudakov to deliver distinguished lecture.

Tue 19 Feb at 1.00pm - Tue 19 Feb at 2.00pm
Venue ANSTO/AINSE Theatre
New Illawarra Road
Kirrawee NSW 2232

Distinguished Lecture : Activities of the Department of Nuclear Energy and the Future of Nuclear Power

Mikhail Chudakov joined the IAEA as Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy in February 2015.

Prior to his appointment at the Agency, he was the Director of the Moscow Centre of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), a role he commenced in February 2007.

Dr Chudakov graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) in 1983. He then joined the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant, where he took part in construction and commissioning work. Between 1983 and 1993, he worked in a variety of roles, including Reactor Operator, Senior Reactor Operator, Senior Reactor Engineer, Control Room Supervisor, Plant Stage Shift Supervisor, and Station Shift Supervisor. From 1993 to 1995, he served as WANO Moscow Centre adviser and WANO adviser in London.

In 1995, he was assigned a managerial position in Russia's Rosenergoatom nuclear utility and held a number of positions, including Deputy Director of the International Department, Deputy Director of the Production and Engineering Department, and First Deputy Director of the Department for FOREM (Federal Wholesale Market for Electricity and Power) implementation. In April 1999, he was appointed Deputy Director General of Rosenergoatom and Director of the Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant.

Dr Chudakov’s presentation will speak to the activities of the Department of Nuclear Energy and the future role that nuclear power and advanced nuclear technologies may play in an increasingly carbon constrained world.

Dr Chudakov holds a Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering.

  • Tuesday 19 February
  • 1pm to 2pm
  • AINSE Lecture Theatre ANSTO (Lucas Heights)
  • Admission is free