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Technical Program

Room Location: Starlight

The SMR sessions span the entire conference. They include all aspects of small modular reactor technology, from design to analysis and licensing, as well as planned deployments.  Some information about advanced reactor designs is also provided.

No. Presentation Title By
1
ADVANCED REACTORS & CODES AND STANDARDS
William Smith
2
Development of a Waste Management Plan (WMP) for a High Temperature Gas Cooled (HTGC) XE-100 Reactor
Natalija Mirilovic
3
DEVELOPING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR THE SITING, CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SMALL MODULAR REACTORS
Brent Smith
4
Developing an Integrated Management System
Artem Yeghishyan

Room Location: Canadian

The sessions on “Improving Nuclear Safety and Security” deal mainly with improvements in nuclear safety analysis methods or applications.  Physical changes are also covered in some papers. 

No. Presentation Title By
1
Addressing Evolving Sector Needs within the CSA Nuclear Standards Program
Vanessa Mitchell
2
Overview of Updates in Recent Edition of CSA N289.1
Ayman Saudy
3
Classification of Safety Events at Nuclear Sites using Large Language Models (LLMs)
Mishca De Costa
4
Evaluating ChatGPT on Nuclear Domain-specific data
Muhammad Anwar

Room Location: Cavalier

Focus on AtkinsRéalis

Co-Chairs: Shaharyar Khan from AtkinsRéalis & Maryam Rezvanian from Queens University

The “Technology and R&D” sessions are the most diverse in the conference. They include newly developed technology for the nuclear industry, as well as ongoing research and development work. There are also two sessions relating to the new CANDU Monark reactor. 

No. Presentation Title By
1
Opening Remarks, Carl Marcotte, EVP of Business Development
2
CANDU MONARK: A Generation III+ CANDU Reactor
Patrick Reid
3
The AtkinsRéalis Virtual CANDU Simulator Software
Alex Clavel
4
CANDUAPP DEVELOPED TO AID WITH KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
Christine Tang

Room Location: Starlight

The SMR sessions span the entire conference. They include all aspects of small modular reactor technology, from design to analysis and licensing, as well as planned deployments.  Some information about advanced reactor designs is also provided. 

No. Presentation Title By
1
DEVELOPMENT, QUALIFICATION TESTING AND COMPUTER CODE REQUIREMENTS FOR A REFITTABLE SUPERCRITICAL WATER PRIMARY HEAT TRANSPORT SYSTEM
Roger Lounsbury
2
INTEGRATION OF SMRs WITH A POTASH MINE: Associated Considerations, Constraints and Implications
Medhavi Patel
3
SYSTEMIC CHALLENGES TO MAINTAINING BIM TOOL DATA QUALITY IN THE CANADIAN NUCLEAR POWER LANDSCAPE
Madison McCarthy
4
The Role of Research Reactors in Developing Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in Canada
Arthur Situm

Room Location: Canadian

The sessions on “Improving Nuclear Safety and Security” deal mainly with improvements in nuclear safety analysis methods or applications.  Physical changes are also covered in some papers.

No. Presentation Title By
1
Clean Energy Materials Sorting and Recycling Research Initiative
Alex Jay
2
Decontamination of Metal from Uranium Lifecycle Facilities
Brian Gihm
3
Human System Integration for SMR Nuclear Security Personnel
Jordan Bray-Miners
4
Management and Cyber Security of Mobile Computer Fleets within Nuclear Facilities
Annyatam Mukhopadhyay

Room Location: Cavalier

Focus on AtkinsRéalis

Co-Chairs: Shaharyar Khan from AtkinsRéalis & Zayaan Khan from McMaster University

The “Technology and R&D” sessions are the most diverse in the conference. They include newly developed technology for the nuclear industry, as well as ongoing research and development work. There are also two sessions relating to the new CANDU Monark reactor. 

No. Presentation Title By
1
VR CONCIERGE TO HELP WITH DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Christine Tang
2
OVERVIEW OF MODELLING OF HYDROGEN ISOTOPES INGRESS AND DIFFUSION IN ROLLED JOINT AREA
Eric Nadeau
3
MODELLING OF INGRESS AND DIFFUSION OF HYDROGEN ISOTOPES IN CANDU FUEL CHANNEL ASSEMBLY
Donald Metzger
4
Discussion Period

Room Location: Top of the Inn

The sessions on “Engagement and Education” explore the field of best practices in communication with stakeholders at all levels to secure their agreement and participation in the siting of nuclear facilities.

No. Presentation Title By
1
NUCLEAR IN THE NORTH: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON ENGAGING REMOTE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES FOR SMR DEVELOPMENT
Madeleine Edwards
2
NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT AND WASTE MANAGEMENT: MEETING INDIGENOUS PEOPLESí NEEDS AND VALUES ON PROPOSED APPROACHES AND SOLUTIONS
Susanne Prince
3
Assessment of Express Emotionally Friendly, Didactical Information Presented on Low Dose Ionizing Radiation and Its Impact in Saskatchewan
Francisco Sahagun
4
The Uncanny Nature of Nuclear Science and Technology
Ian Brown
5
Building supply chain capacity and capability through partnerships with indigenous communities
Mario Pieries

Room Location: Starlight

The SMR sessions span the entire conference. They include all aspects of small modular reactor technology, from design to analysis and licensing, as well as planned deployments.  Some information about advanced reactor designs is also provided. 

No. Presentation Title By
1
The Transition from Siting to Site Evaluation
Sarah Klein Bentley
2
SaskPower's SMR Public Engagement Strategy
Alexis Doyle
3
Sustainability in Impact Assessment
Allison Champion

Room Location: Canadian

The sessions on “Improving Nuclear Safety and Security” deal mainly with improvements in nuclear safety analysis methods or applications.  Physical changes are also covered in some papers.

No. Presentation Title By
1
A TOOL FOR ARIANT INPUT MODEL CONVERSION INTO NETWORK NODALIZATION DIAGRAM
Zhenhua Cui
2
EXTENDING THE USE OF SPARK CODE TO DEUTERIUM RECOMBINATION REACTIONS FOR USE IN CANADIAN CANDU REACTOR APPLICATIONS
Brodie Moore
3
Nuclear Power Plant Risk Analysis ñ Tritium Removal Facility (TRF) Cryogenic System
Allan Ghaforian
4
Assessing the Vulnerability of Nuclear Power Stations Critical Safety Systems During an Extreme Space Weather Event
Christopher Rees

Room Location: Cavalier

The “Technology and R&D” sessions are the most diverse in the conference. They include newly developed technology for the nuclear industry, as well as ongoing research and development work. There are also two sessions relating to the new CANDU Monark reactor. 

No. Presentation Title By
1
Recent CANDU Industry R&D in Supporting the Mitigation of the Heat Transport System Aging Effect on CANDU Safety
Wei Shen
2
The Journey to a Healthy Nuclear Safety Culture
Artem Yeghishyan
3
Granularity Level Requirements for Multigroup Evaluated Electron Data Library Use In Boltzmann-Fokker-Planck codes: A Bremsstrahlung Case Study
Ahmed Naceur
4
An Approach to Addressing Vibrations in Vertical Water Pumps in NPP
Aman Usmani

Room Location: Starlight

The SMR sessions span the entire conference. They include all aspects of small modular reactor technology, from design to analysis and licensing, as well as planned deployments.  Some information about advanced reactor designs is also provided. 

No. Presentation Title By
1
Readiness for Licensing ñ Building on the IMSR Vendor Design Review
Robert Ion
2
A Brief Assessment of Regulatory Requirements/Expectations on Consequence-Based Security and Security-By-Design Approaches in Select Regulatory Jurisdictions
Robert Ion

Room Location: Canadian

The sessions on “Improving Nuclear Safety and Security” deal mainly with improvements in nuclear safety analysis methods or applications.  Physical changes are also covered in some papers. 

No. Presentation Title By
1
DARLINGTON CONTROL COMPUTERS DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS AS HIGH-FIDELITY DIGITAL TWIN OF THE STATION
Jianping Ma
2
Gaining Reactivity to Extend Operation Hours without Fueling by Derating Reactor Power
Ming Zhang
3
Adjuster absorber rod return back to service in PLNGS
Jaswin Krishnamoorthy
4
Reactor Physics Aspects in Management of a Channel Flow Reduction in Darlington Unit 3 Post Refurbishment
Kat Matheson

Room Location: Cavalier

The “Technology and R&D” sessions are the most diverse in the conference. They include newly developed technology for the nuclear industry, as well as ongoing research and development work. There are also two sessions relating to the new CANDU Monark reactor. 

Room Location: Top of the Inn

Developments in Operations Support

The “Operations” sessions present the latest enhancements in technology and operating practices that can improve the performance of the current reactor fleet. 

No. Presentation Title By
1
DEVELOPMENT OF FIELD DEPLOYABLE ALPHA-IN-AIR MONITOR SYSTEM BASED ON RESISTIVE ELECTRODE THICK GAS ELECTRON MULTIPLIER
Marat Seydaliev
2
Update on Decommissioning and Nuclear Waste Management Research Collaborative Projects with Canadian Universities
Gong-Xin Xu
3
REVOLUTIONIZING THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY: A DEEP DIVE INTO KINECTRICS' INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Sriram Suryanarayan
4
Isotopes Production Considerations for New Nuclear Projects
Susie Ho
5
APPLICATION OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES IN PLANTWIDE DIGITAL O&M SOLUTION FOR NPP
Xuye Yin

Room Location: Top of the INN

The sessions entitled “Western University Themes” are free-form time provided to Western Canadian universities with an active interest in nuclear.  The content is novel and creative, to serve as an introduction to their activities and their role in the nuclear eco-system. 

Room Location: Cavalier

The “Technology and R&D” sessions are the most diverse in the conference. They include newly developed technology for the nuclear industry, as well as ongoing research and development work. There are also two sessions relating to the new CANDU Monark reactor. 

No. Presentation Title By
1
FEASIBILITY OF AN URBAN HYDROGEN HUB: ENHANCING GRID FLEXIBILITY AND RESILIENCE WITH LOW CARBON PRODUCTION
Abraham Gomez Vidales
2
PREDICTIVE AND ADAPTIVE CONTROL STRATEGY FOR OPTIMIZING ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN NUCLEAR RENEWABLE-HYBRID ENERGY SYSTEMS THROUGH LOAD FOLLOWING
Otavio Lopes Alves Esteves
3
TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR INTELLIGENT COMPUTATION IN ADVANCED TOKAMAK OPERATIONS
Oreoluwa Ajayi
4
Instrumentation Considerations for Lead Lithium Eutectic Experimental Apparatus
Emma Cavacuiti

Room Location: Starlight

Session Name: Transforming Education and our Minds: Nuclear Waste, Radiation and Zombies
 
This interactive session will engage attendees in science/ arts (STEAM) education and policy problems in a transformative experience.  Policy problems and science topics are complex but interconnected.  Many appear disparate and separate including: climate change, net zero, rejection of nuclear energy, nuclear waste, radiation phobia, and apocalyptic narratives (zombies). Nuclear science, astronomy, physics, Education(K-12), Universities, and Industry also separate related science and practice.  However, these policy problems have basic science surrounding radiation in common.  
This session will involve participants in the creation of a new science future, engaging in a new approach to learning combatting siloed, disciplinary science and policy problems.  Learning (K-Post Graduate) about science, nuclear waste, advancing net zero emissions (electrification of everything), and stories of apocalyptic narratives create neuroplasticity and new learning and innovation pathways addressing siloed biases underlying them. Historic stories (and events) have created strong emotions, fear, and confirmation biases surrounding radiation (Atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Chernobyl and Fukushima, and fiction including Godzilla, zombies). This session will engage in innovative reimagination advancing new possibity(ies) of Canada’s science and arts (STEAM) education future.

Room Location: Cavalier

The “Fuel” session presents information on exciting new fuel designs, including thorium-based fuel and TRISO fuel, which is critical in some SMR designs. 

Room Location: Top of the Inn

“Waste and Environment” presentations cover some technical aspects of meeting stakeholder expectations in these important areas. 

No. Presentation Title By
1
CONDITION ASSESSMENT OF LOW LEVEL WASTE CONTAINERS AT THE LOW LEVEL STORAGE BUILDINGS AT WESTERN WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY
Najah Fajurally
2
Establishing L&ILW Criteria in Canada from Existing International Criteria and Experience
Gabriela Savva
3
APPLICATIONS OF PROBABILISTIC MODELLING FOR RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Katie Catlett

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