Kelli Voelsing Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
EPRI-Developments Towards the Practical Implementation of a Integrated Risk-Informed Decision-Making for Nuclear Power PlantApplications [ DOCX ]
FANG Chao Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University
The perspective risk of nuclear power: origin, essence and management [ DOCX ]
Jinkyun ParkKorea Atomic Energy Research Institute
Two ‘elephants in the room’ in HRA and their treatment [ DOCX ]
Program Manager Risk and Safety Management Nuclear
Kelli Voelsing is the Program Manager for the Risk and Safety Management (RSM) Program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). In this position, she is responsible for research activities relating to the development of methods and tools for probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), risk management, and nuclear safety analysis. Voelsing joined EPRI in 2011 as a member Account Executive in the Nuclear Sector. Prior to becoming the RSM Program Manager, Voelsing managed EPRI’s Modular Accident Analysis Program (MAAP) and GOTHIC code projects. Voelsing assumed her current position as Program Manager for RSM in 2016. In this role, she oversees all aspects of research in the area of risk and safety management, including the application and implementation of that technology within the nuclear industry. Voelsing joined EPRI in May 2011 with over 10 years of operational and engineering experience in the nuclear power industry. While in the U.S. Navy, she served on the USS Curtis Wilbur, a forward-deployed destroyer in Yokosuka, Japan, and in the Reactor Department aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln. Following her time in the U.S. Navy, Voelsing worked at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant in various technical and leadership positions in the Chemistry, Regulatory Affairs, and Emergency Planning Departments. Voelsing has also worked as a Licensing Engineer with GE Hitachi and as a new plant Licensing Manager at AREVA. Voelsing received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the U.S. Naval Academy. She is a graduate of the U.S. Navy’s Officer Nuclear Power Program and is certified as a Naval Nuclear Engineer by Naval Reactors.
Deputy Head of HTGR International Working Group
Dr. Fang received a bachelor of physics and a doctor degree of physics from Tsinghua University in China. He also worked as Visiting scholar in the University of Milan and in Nagoya Institute of Technology. Now he is an associated professor in Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University. Dr. Fang’s academic interests are nuclear engineering and nuclear safety, which includes: (1) theoretical calculation to the surface performance of nuclear materials in the condition of high temperature, (2) interactions between nuclides and nuclear materials in micro level and (3) dynamics and chemical activities of small molecules in nuclear reactor. In recent years, Fang has keen interest in nuclear public risk and begin several projects on the nuclear public acceptance, nuclear risk perception and nuclear rumor communication. Dr. Fang established the framework of studying nuclear acceptance with psychological and quantitative methods, which is considered as a new channel of studying nuclear perspective risk. Until now, Dr. Fang has published over 60 scientific papers and 12 authorized patents. He also works as senior expert/consultant in NNSA (National Nuclear Safety Administration), NEA (National Energy Administration) and MEP (Ministry of Environmental Protection) in the field of nuclear technology and policy. In the past ten year, Dr. Fang obtained different types of awards, including Soft-Scientific Outstanding Achievement Award (2012), Erasmus Mundus Europe Asia Fellowship, European Union (2012), Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship for ESOF (2010), JASSO Fellowship (2009). Besides that, He hosted a lot of national research funding and obtained commonly accepted scientific achievements in the field of nuclear safety.
Risk and Environmental Safety Research Division
Dr. Jinkyun Park is a principal researcher in Risk and Environmental Safety Research Division in Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI). In the KAERI, he is in charge of several research projects dealing with diverse human reliability analysis (HRA) topics including: (1) collecting performance data of human operators working in the main control room of domestic nuclear power plants, (2) elaborating HRA data based on human performance data, (3) developing novel HRA methods applicable to digital task environments, mobile equipment installations, and severe accident conditions. Dr. Park joined KAERI in 2000 as a researcher. He received a Bachelor degree in Nuclear Engineering from Hanyang University in Seoul. After that, he received a Master and Ph.D degree in Nuclear Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon. After joining KAERI, he published over 60 international journal papers and over 100 international conference papers. In addition, he published his own book entitled ‘The complexity of proceduralized tasks’ from Springer-Verlag in 2009. Dr. Park played a key role in developing a data base called ‘Operator Performance and Reliability Analysis (OPERA)’, which is one of the largest human performance databases available in the world. In addition, he developed a measure called ‘Task Complexity (TACOM)’ for quantifying the objective complexity of a given task to be conducted by the human operators of main control rooms, which has been adopted as one of the main tools to support the Periodic Safety Review (PSR) of domestic nuclear power plants. Dr. Park have involved in the editorial board of Reliability Engineering and System Safety (RESS) journal since 2017, which is one of the leading international journals in the area of Industrial Engineering. In addition, he is serving as the board member of HRA society that is a young and professional society established in 2010