NuCoSS-23 lecturers (& organizers)
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His current research interests are in material performance issues such as corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, fatigue and fracture, particularly of the stainless steels and nickel base alloys employed in nuclear power plants, but has also extensive experience in understanding the role of hydrogen evolution in light alloys. He has authored over 75 publications between journals and peer reviewed conference proceeding.
Stefan Ritter (Dipl.-Ing., Material Science and Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) did his masters/diploma at Siemens Power Generation (KWU) in Erlangen (Germany) and performed research on stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steels at Framatome ANP in Erlangen thereafter. Since 2001 he has been employed by the Paul Scherrer Institut (Nuclear Energy and Safety Research Division, Laboratory for Nuclear Materials) as a research scientist in the field of plant ageing management. He is currently working on different research projects related to environmentally-assisted cracking of light water reactor structural materials and is project leader of the NORA project dealing with the noble metal chemical addition technology. In 2004 he was one of the founding members of the ECG-COMON (European Cooperative Group on Corrosion Monitoring of Nuclear Materials, www.ecg-comon.org) and is currently Past Chairman of this group. In 2012 he became the Scientific Secretary of the ICG-EAC and in 2016 he was elected as Chairman of the Nuclear Corrosion Working Party of the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC).
Jamie Noël is an electrochemist and corrosion scientist. He obtained his BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Guelph under supervision of Jacek Lipkowski. He then worked on corrosion issues in the nuclear industry while employed by Ontario Hydro Research and later Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Concurrent with his work at AECL, he earned his PhD through the University of Manitoba, supervised by Hymie Gesser and David Shoesmith. Dr. Noël joined the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada in 1998 as a research scientist and adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Noël is now assistant professor and directs a large research group that uses electrochemical and other surface analytical techniques to study the corrosion of industrial materials, especially nuclear waste management systems materials, including carbon steel, titanium, zirconium, copper, nickel alloys, and the uranium dioxide fuel itself. Much of this research is conducted in collaboration with Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and SKB, the Swedish Nuclear Waste Management Company. He continues to develop and refine techniques that combine electrochemical measurements with neutron-based materials science techniques. Dr. Noël is a winner of both the W. Lash Miller and R.C. Jacobsen Awards of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Canadian Section. He is an active participant in public science outreach activities, developing and presenting chemistry demonstrations for potential young scientists from preschool to high school ages. He regularly teaches a short course on the fundamentals of electrochemistry at meetings of the ECS and has authored over 90 journal articles, 50 conference proceedings papers, 5 book chapters, and 20 company reports.