Chair

grape-webSophie Grape

Researcher at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Tillämpad kärnfysik
Vice-Chair of the Training and Knowledge Management Working Group of ESARDA

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Tillämpad kärnfysik
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden

Sophie Grape received her MSc and PhD in nuclear physics from Uppsala University. Currently she is a researcher in nuclear safeguards at the Division of Applied nuclear physics at Uppsala University. Her research concerns mainly the development and assessment of different non-destructive assay techniques for the back-end fuel cycle and nuclear safeguards for future nuclear energy systems. She is also since many years involved in the mentoring of PhD and undergraduate students, teaching at the undergraduate level at the university and as well in various popular science outreach activities to the public.

Vice-Chair

kamel 4020Kamel Abbas

Project Manager in Nuclear Security, Nuclear Security Unit at the Joint Research Centre - European Commission

European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Directorate Nuclear Safety and Security, Department Nuclear Security and Safeguards, Nuclear Security Unit
Ispra (VA), Italy

Kamel Abbas is a physicist. After he defended his PhD in Nuclear Physics in the university Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris VI) he got specialised in Non-Destructive Assay of nuclear material. He joined EC JRC in 1995, currently he is in charge of Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards R&D activities in JRC Ispra. he is author of more than 120 peer reviewed scientific papers (publications and presentations in international journals) and few patents.

Legal & Political Topics

thumb viskiAndrea Viski

Project Alpha Senior Research Associate, Strategic Trade Controls and Capacity Building

K6.59, Strand Campus,
London

Dr. Andrea Viski joined the Project Alpha team in 2017 as Senior Research Associate, focusing mainly on strategic trade controls and capacity-building. She previously worked for the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, contributing to the Nuclear Security Unit’s work on strategic trade controls as well as the EU CBRN Centers of Excellence (CoE) initiative. She previously worked in the Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control, as well as the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Programs at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). She is the current editor-in-chief of the Strategic Trade Review, a peer reviewed journal dedicated to arms and dual-use trade control, and has published numerous articles and book chapters specifically in the area of strategic trade controls and international law.

Ms. Viski received her PhD from the European University Institute, her M.A in Georgetown University’s Institute for Law, Science and Global Security, and her B.A in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Student Chapters Chair

willem-profileWillem Janssens

Head of Nuclear Security Unit at the Joint Research Centre - European Commission
Chair of the INMM Student Chapters Relations Committee

Institute for Transuranium Elements
Joint Research Centre
Ispra (VA), Italy

Willem Janssens is Head of the Nuclear Security Unit at the Institute for Transuranium Elements of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission at Ispra, Italy. He holds a civil engineering degree in materials science, a post-graduate degree in nuclear engineering, both from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and a certificate of the International School for Nuclear Law of the University of Montpellier, France. He worked as nuclear safety and licensing engineer at Westinghouse both in Pittsburgh and in Brussels and as safeguards inspector analyst on the La Hague and Sellafield reprocessing sites. His unit, with about 70 persons, deals with nuclear safeguards, non-proliferation and nuclear security matters with prime stakeholders being Euratom and IAEA and includes an action also on monitoring of radioactivity in the environment.
In early 2013 he has been appointed as INMM's Chair for Student Chapters Relations Committee, which involves the planning and organisation of activities of the chapters.

Web Chair & Community Manager

andy-profileAndrea De Luca

Website Developer Consultant and Communication Specialist for Piksel S.p.A

Piksel S.p.A
Milan, Italy

Andrea De Luca received his BSc (Hons.) in Psychology at Brunel University in the UK. After spending four years studying in the UK, Andrea became a reporter for a journalistic company contracted by Paris Match, which involved the creation of economical reports for developing countries. His working experience followed for two years in The Netherlands where he worked for Paramount Pictures, after which he returned to Italy where he gained experience with international research centres, specifically the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the Center for Research and Telecommunication Experimentation for Networked communities, in Trento.
For the past five years Andrea has been a consultant for Piksel S.p.A, specialising as web developer using Joomla and Drupal Content Management Systems, leveraging also on his past experience as communication specialist and community manager.

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