Energy seminar

February 24, 2009

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Stanford Energy Community,


Please join your colleagues for a special visitor to the Energy Seminar:


Energy Seminar

February 25, 4:15-5:15, Building 420, Room 40

Jacques Bouchard, Special Advisor to the Chairman of the French Atomic Energy Commission

Can Nuclear Energy be a Sustainable Contribution to Address the Climate Change Concerns: The French Experience


Jacques Bouchard is Special Adviser to the Chairman of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). In 2006, he was appointed Chairman of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) for 3 years. Born in 1939, Jacques Bouchard holds an engineering degree from the “Ecole Centrale de Paris”, and specialized in reactor physics. Mr. Bouchard joined the CEA in 1964 and became Head of the Experimental Physics unit in 1973, then head of the Nuclear Engineering Department in 1975. In that capacity, the work he conducted was mainly in support of pressurized water reactor technology, and he also led studies in physics for fuel cycle applications. In 1982, he became head of the Fast Neutron Reactor Department in Cadarache. In 1990, he was appointed head of the CEA’s Nuclear Reactor Division, then, from 1994 to 2000, he became the Director of CEA’s military application division. From 2000 to 2004, he was in charge of the entire nuclear energy sector in CEA. Since 2005, he is Special Adviser to the Chairman of the CEA.  Jacques Bouchard was also the President of the French Nuclear Energy Society from 2001 to 2003 and professor at the reknown “Ecole des Mines de Paris”. He has serve on the board of directors of several companies working in the nuclear field, and he is member of many advisory committees to national and international nuclear organizations.


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