Scientific Contest 2017

On Thursday, February 23, the BNS-YG (Belgian Nuclear Society Young Generation) Scientific Contest took place at Tractebel head office. In total, 15 manuscripts have been received. This year, the BNS-YG has the privilege to award 2 special prizes, which are donated by ONDRAF/NIRAS, for the best Master Theses defended at a Belgian University.

For the Oral Competition, the ranking is as follows:

  1. Gregory Leinders, for his work at KU Leuven and SCK•CEN on “Assessment of the U3O7 Crystal Structure by X‑ray and Electron Diffraction”;
  2. Luca Egoriti, for his work at SCK•CEN and Politecnico di Milano on “Analytical model for release calculations in solid thin-foils ISOL targets”;
  3. Pierre Henneaux, for his work at Tractebel on “Reliability of offsite power of nuclear power plants in evolving power systems”.

Two ONDRAF/NIRAS Master Thesis Prizes were attributed:

  • Emma Coninx, from the University of Hasselt, for her Master Thesis performed at SCK•CEN: “Mitochondria: a matter of life and death after irradiation?”;
  • Florence Dandoy, from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, for her Master Thesis: “Comparaison systématique des taux de production au sein de la cible à ISOL@MYRRHA, ISOLDE et ISAC”.

For the Poster Session, the prize went to Francesco Buglione, for his work on “Evaluation of radioisotope production capabilities in MYRRHA”.


Feb 23, 2017


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Tractebel Engineering
Avenue Ariane 7, 1200 Brussels

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