1st Intl SMR Summer School

Final Programme & Lecturers
(download HERE)


Download the Summer School leaflet HERE.

We did it!…

and thank you to all the participants, in presence & online

Presentations by the Lecturers

Day 1:

Ville Tulkki (VTT): Europe and SMRs – the ELSMOR project

Hadid Subki (IAEA): Advances in Small Modular Reactor Technology Developments for Near Term Deployment

Sebastian Buchholz (GRS): Advanced and innovative safety features of LW-SMRs

Gary Rose (OPG): Utilities’ Interest on SMR Technology: The OPG Case

Day 2:

Ville Tulkki (VTT): SMR specific safety issues

Bernard Salha (SNETP & EdF): The challenges of future nuclear power in Europe: SMR partnership

Eric Hanus (CEA): The NUWARD project

Sean Belyea (CSNC): The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission – Domestic and International Licensing

Jeremy Bittan (EdF): Safety of SMRs: transients and Severe Accidents analysis

Day 3:

Roberta Ferri (SIET): How to design an experimental facility

Nadezhda Gotcheva (VTT): Stakeholder needs and Institutional Strength in Depth for SMRs

Working Groups “SMR deployment and stakeholders interaction”

working group

Dario Delmastro (CNEA): CAREM design and construction experience

Day 1: Working Groups activities

Working Group 1 SMR safety – discussion

Working Group 2 SMR dimensioning – calculation

Working Group 3 SMR passive system – solving procedure

Learning objective

To approach the Small Modular Reactor technology in a holistic way. The focus will be on Light Water SMRs, the most early-deployable technology.

Lectures will be offered by international experts. A live Q&A and discussion session with the floor will conclude each seminar. The modelling of experimental data will be the challenge for the Working Groups.

Target classroom

MSc and PhD students, young researchers, in the broad field of nuclear sciences, engineering and technologies.


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DEADLINE: June 25th, 2022

NOTE – Coffee breaks and Luncheons will be offered by the ELSMOR Summer School, for dietary restrictions please fill in the corresponding application form section.

Free of charges

NO FEES* to attend the ELSMOR International Summer School.

Travelling and accommodation costs are in charge of the Participants (not covered by the School).


Some POLIMI Residence rooms in Lecco Campus are available. If you are interested in, please tag the option in the application form.

You can book your room in any Hotel in the Lecco area (HERE some suggestions).


Politecnico di Milano, Lecco Campus
Via G. Previati, 1/c
23900 Lecco, ITALY

Room B2.1, Building 9, 2nd floor

How to reach Lecco city and Politecnico di Milano, Lecco Campus? Some useful info HERE.

Intl. Summer School – Programme

Day 1 – Tue, Jul 5th

the Lecturers:

Ville Tulkki – VTT

ELSMOR project leader, Lead, SMR Technologies at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Hadid Subki – IAEA

Technical Lead, SMR Technology Development, Nuclear Power Technology Development Section, Nuclear Power Division, Nuclear Energy Dept.

Sebastian Buchholz – GRS

Safety Research Division

Gary Rose – OPG

Vice President, New Nuclear Growth at Ontario Power Generation

Marco Ricotti – POLIMI

full prof. @ Dept. of Energy, Nuclear Reactors Group

prof. Stefano Lorenzi – POLIMI

assist. prof. @ Dept. of Energy, Nuclear Reactors Group

Day 2 – Wed, Jul 6th

the Lecturers:

Bernard Salha – EdF

President of the European Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP)

Eric Hanus – CEA

LW-SMR project manager

Sean Belyea – CNSC

Project Officer, Licensing Division, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
member of the SMR’s Regulators Forum

Jeremy Bittan – EdF

Expert Research Engineer, Safety Analysis and Severe Accident modelling

Day 3 – Thu, Jul 7th

the Lecturers:

Roberta Ferri – SIET

Project Leader

Nadezhda Gotcheva – VTT

Research Team Leader, Safety in complex sociotechnical systems

Dario Delmastro – CNEA

principal engineer of CAREM project, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica

Day 4 – Fri, Jul 8th

*The Summer School is funded by EURATOM (Grant Agreement No.847553) within the ELSMOR project.