Project Leader CERN Professor, Department of Energy Science Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Dr. Yacine Kadi is leading efforts to build next-generation nuclear reactors that use new types of fuel and eat their own waste. Dr. Kadi is an applied physicist at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, where he investigates how we can use thorium to create safe, abundant sources of energy for a fraction the size and cost of traditional nuclear reactors.
He served on a Thorium Report Committee for the Research Council of Norway from 2007 to 2008 that studied the potential for accelerator-driven systems based on thorium. He continues his work both at CERN and at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea where he holds professorship. Dr. Kadi is a strong proponent of thorium-based progress in energy generation, and he has advised the South Korean government on the possibility of developing reactors for the United Arab Emirates. In the late 1990s working with Carlo Rubbia, the 1984 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Dr. Kadi explored the link between energy research and application in the Emerging Energy Technologies Group at CERN.
Dr. Kadi received his PhD in Nuclear Reactor Physics from the Université de Provence in France in 1995.