Keynote Speakers


“Selectivity is the key factor in removing radionuclides from nuclear waste effluents”

​Professor Jukka Lehto, Department of Chemistry- Radiochemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland​​

Radiation Chemistry: 

“The effects of radiation chemistry on radiochemistry: When unpaired electrons defy great expectations”

Dr Bruce Mincher, Aqueous Separations and Radiochemistry Department at Idaho National Lab (INL), USA

Dr. Mincher is the Principal Investigator for the US DOE Fuel Cycle R&D Programs Fundamental Radiation Chemistry project. He studies the radiation chemistry of organic compounds in aqueous and organic solutions, using steady state and pulse radiolysis techniques, coupled with state-of-the-art analytical measurements to understand the effects of radiation on chemical separations.​

Education in Nuclear Chemistry: 

“Remote Radiochemistry Training and E-learning Tools – is it useful? Experience with the CINCH-II tools RoboLab and NucWik”

Professor Jon Petter Omtvedt, Department of Chemistry - Environmental Science, Nuclear Chemistry Group, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway

Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry: 

“The development of the targeted alpha therapy approach and the supporting radiochemistry"

Dr. Frank Bruchertseifer, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), Germany

After reaching my PhD degree in chemistry at the Technical University Munich, Institute for Radiochemistry, I worked 4 years for the German Radiation Protection Office Institute for Radiation Hygiene, Section Radioecology. In 2004 I joined the Targeted Alpha Therapy (TAT) group of the European Commission, Joint Research Centre – JRC-Karlsruhe (formerly known as the Institute of Transuranium Elements) working in the field of the production and labelling of alpha-emitting radionuclides for targeted alpha therapy with tumor targeting vectors and their biological investigation and clinical use for TAT.

Radioecology and Geochemistry: 

“Exposure, effect and risk of NORM and metals - case Road and Tunnel Construction in alum shale areas”


Professor Lindis Skipperud, Isotope Laboratory/ Environmental Chemistry Section, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway


Radiation Protection:

“Health effects of nuclear accidents - separating facts from fiction"

Professor Geraldine Thomas, Faculty of Medicine - Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK

Gerry Thomas has spent most of her working life  unravelling the molecular biology of cancer, thyroid cancer in particular.  Thyroid cancer is both caused by, and cured by, exposure to radio iodine. She established the Chernobyl Tissue Bank ( in 1998 to better understand the molecular nature of radiation induced thyroid cancer and whether this different from thyroid cancer of different aetiology.   She has participated in a number of international reviews of the risk of radiation exposure and following the media furore after the accident at Fukushima in 2011 has become increasingly involved in the public communication of radiation risk.

Nuclear and Related Techniques: 

“Knocking on the future's door: building the European Spallation Source"


Dr. Riccardo Bevilacqua, Physics Group - Target Division, European Spallation Source (ESS), Lund, Sweden

The scientific activity of Dr. Bevilacqua developed at accelerator-based facilities in Europe and Japan, where he addressed the experimental and theoretical investigation of neutron-induced nuclear reactions. Since 2014, he joined the European Spallation Source (ESS), where he contributes nuclear physics knowledge to the design and construction of the facility. The focus of his work is on neutron production, radiation transport and radiation shielding for safety: his results are now reflected in the baseline design of fundamental systems of the ESS.

Before joining this project, he worked at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, where he participated in an effort to extend the existing nuclear data standards for nuclear safety, security and safeguard.

Dr. Bevilacqua earned his doctoral degree in Applied Nuclear Physics at Uppsala University.

Nuclear Forensics: 

“The Case for Nuclear Forensics: Science Applied to Nuclear Security”​

David K Smith, Division of Nuclear Security, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria

Radioanalytical Chemistry:

Dr. Henrik Ramebäck, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden

Nuclear Reactors: 

“Small Lead-cooled Reactors for Commercial Power Production”​

Professor Janne Wallenius, Reactor physics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) / LeadCold Reactors, Sweden


More information on presentation topics etc. are coming

Published: Thu 08 Dec 2016. Modified: Thu 25 May 2017