On the initiative of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN, the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO) and the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) grants the SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen”
to a top level scientist delivering a substantial and original contribution in the field of nuclear energy and/or nuclear radiation. Both technically oriented research and socio-economic types of research related to the field of nuclear research or technology are considered.
In 2017, the FWO and FNRS jury has decided to award the Chair “Roger Van Geen” to Dr Christophe POINSSOT.
The recipient of the SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” will give an introduction lecture
on Wednesday 15 November 2017, at 15.00h, at the University Foundation, Egmontstraat 11 rue d’Egmont, 1000 Brussels. This lecture on “Sustainability, a powerful and relevant framework for defining the roadmap for future nuclear fuel cycles” is followed by the award ceremony. The recipient of the SCK•CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” is awarded 12.500 EURO
In 2018 Dr Poinssot will also give a series of lectures
at graduate level for students of the Belgian Nuclear Engineering Network BNEN and other nuclear studies, SCK•CEN researchers as well as the Belgian nuclear community in general.