Yacine Kadi serves as a Senior Staff Scientist in the Engineering Department at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland) where he is currently leading the HIE-ISOLDE Project, which consists in upgrading CERN’s Radioactive Ion Beam production facility – ISOLDE. He also holds a professorship position in the Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea. (http://does.skku.edu) since 2009. He joined CERN in 1994 as an Applied Physicist in the Emerging Energy Technologies Group (a unit dedicated to R&D work on possible future technologies related to energy, e.g., accelerator-driven fusion or fission applications) and headed by Professor Carlo Rubbia (Noble Prize in Physics, 1984) where he participated in the conceptual design study of the Energy Amplifier until 1999. He was responsible for the numerical simulation aspects of the EA and the development of Monte Carlo code systems for nuclear waste transmutation studies. He first graduated in 1990 from the Honours School of Nuclear Engineering of the Victoria University of Manchester (UK). He obtained the following year a Master of Engineering degree in Atomic Engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique in Grenoble (France). After a short stay at Framatome (Lyon, France) where he was employed as a Nuclear Engineer in the Thermal-Hydraulic and Safety Department, he joined the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (Cadarache, France) to carry out his doctoral studies in the field of accelerator-based transmutation of long-lived radioactive nuclear waste.He visited the Reactor Physics Department of the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen (Switzerland) and the Institut für Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnic of the Kernforshnungszentrum in Karlsruhe (Germany). He is a Member of the ISOLDE and n_TOF Collaborations at CERN. He is also a member of the European Spallation Source Technical Advisory Committee and the EURORIB Scientific Advisory Committee.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011