TANDEM Summer School Kicks-Off

This week, the TANDEM summer school will be taking place at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy. The Summer School has been specifically conceived for MSc and PhD students, PostDocs, young and experienced researchers and engineers who are interested in deepening their knowledge of the potential role that hybrid energy systems including nuclear can play in the ongoing energy transition. The course will provide:

▶ An extensive overview of the advantages and challenges of concepts of nuclear reactors producing commodities beyond power supply
▶ Training in the use of tools and methodologies essential for designing and simulating the operation of hybrid energy systems with nuclear
▶ Quantitative skills necessary for assessing the impact of these systems within different contexts, ranging from a local scale to the global decarbonisation of the energy system.

The TANDEM Summer School is being held together with the 2nd International Summer School on early-deployable Small Modular Reactors. Joint courses will be offered for both Summer Schools each morning, with separate agendas in the afternoons. Around 35 students will participate in the TANDEM Summer School (out of a total of around 100 including lecturers and students from the 2nd summer school). Lecturers include representatives from CEA, VTT, EDF, TRACTEBEL, Ansaldo Nuclear, Ontario Power Generation, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission – Commission canadienne de sûreté nucléaire, Politecnico di Milano & the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).