ASN's Scientific Committee
ASN's Scientific Committee held its first meeting on 8 July 2010.
The Scientific Committee was created by resolution 2010-DL-0012 of 27 May 2010 and its main activity is examining and giving an opinion on research to be conducted or amplified in the fields of nuclear safety and radiation protection.
The meeting on 9 November 2018 saw the official change by the ASN Commission of the Committee of nine members, each appointed for their expertise for a four-year term.
The high standard of the decisions made by ASN relies particularly on robust technical expertise. This expertise has to rely in turn on the best knowledge available at the time.
Consequently ASN, like its main foreign counterparts, is concerned about the availability of the knowledge necessary for expertise to be provided in five, ten or twenty years' time.
It is therefore important that it identifies the research areas that will contribute to acquiring this knowledge. This demands that ASN maintain relationships with those involved in research into nuclear safety and radiation protection on the one hand, and with its foreign counterparts on the other.
The creation of a Scientific Committee for ASN is a central part of the implementation of this policy, and the more so because ASN is not a research body itself and does not wish to be involved in putting together programmes or running them.
Finally, ASN wants to ensure that the needs identified are taken into account when the orientations of research into nuclear safety and radiation protection are defined by IRSN, operators, other French research bodies (universities, industry), and in European and international projects.
ASN Resolution relating to the ASN Scientific Commitee
ASN Opinions relating to the ASN Scientific Commitee
Members of ASN’s Scientific Committee
M Michel Schwarz, Président
Until 2011, Michel Schwarz was scientific director of the French Institute of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN).
M Benoît De Boeck
Until August 2018, Benoît De Boeck was director general of Bel V, a subsidiary of the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC)) (Belgium).
M Jean-Marc Cavedon
Jean-Marc Cavedon is Nuclear Safety Advisor for the CEA.
M Edward Lazo
Edward Lazo is deputy head of the Radiological Protection and Human Aspects of Nuclear Safety Division at the Nuclear Energy Agency.
Mme Catherine Luccioni
Catherine Luccioni is professor of universities, responsible for teaching radiation protection at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Cnam, Paris).
M Antoine Masson
Antoine Masson is a permanent member of the General Council of Economy, Ministry of Economy and Finance.
M Jean-Claude Micaelli
Until 2016, Jean-Claude Micaelli was director of Safety Research at the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN).
M Christophe Badie
Christophe Badie is Research Director, Biomarkers and Mechanisms of Radiation-Induced Carcinogenesis Laboratory, Department of Biological Effects, UKHSA.
M Marc Vannerem
Marc Vannerem is superintending inspector and Professional Lead, chemistry and chemical engineering for the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) (United Kingdom).