Frank Carré – winner of Jan Runermark Award 2012
Frank Carré has a long and successful career in Nuclear Energy. He graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris in France and from MIT and Orsay University in Nuclear Engineering. Frank made his career at CEA, the French Atomic Energy Commission, where he held several managerial positions. He contributed to studies on advanced nuclear systems such as light water reactors, fusion reactor blankets and space power reactors. He is currently Scientific Director of the Nuclear Energy Division.
Parallel to that, Frank Carré has always been very active in the education and promotion of youth peop le in the nuclear industry. Since 1985 he has been Professor at the INSTN in France. In addition, he holds since 2007 the chair “Sustainable Energy” at Ecole
Polytechnique, where he is also in charge of nuclear engineering lectures. Frank is a member of the International Nuclear Energy Academy and gives regular lectures in international training programs, such as the World Nuclear University. Frank supervised several master thesis and PhD students and still encourages new students to discover the nuclear industry's challenges.
His activities among the French Nuclear Society (the SFEN) are highly appreciated. Among other, he developed the cooperation with the American Nuclear Society and its French chapter, particularly in enhancing cooperation in nuclear engineering education between those two countries. Frank has always been a strong supporter of SFEN-JG (French YGN) activities and we would like to thank him for that.
For his career path but also for his the dedication and support for youth in nuclear industry, the ENS YGN decided to award him the 2012 Jan Runermark Award.