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Gaston MESKENS SCK-CEN, Adviser, Applied Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment


Academic degrees in theoretical physics and nuclear engineering from the University of Ghent, Belgium Within the framework of the Project on Integration of Social Aspects into Nuclear Research (PISA) of the SCK-CEN, he is PISA Program Manager and research track leader of the 'Sustainability and Nuclear Development' project (SuND) He is a member of IAEA & OECD/NEA expert groups on the technical and socio-economical aspects of (nuclear) technology He is invited independent expert to the FORATOM Task Force on Sustainable Development, the FORATOM Climate Change Working Group and the World Nuclear Association Sustainable Development Strategy Group Since two years, he is the European Nuclear Society representative to the negotiations within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) As the chairman of the European Nuclear Society Program Committee, he is responsible for the ENS conference profiling and long term strategy Within SCK-CEN, he is project leader of the International School for Radiological Protection (isRP)