Prof. Abdallah Lyoussi

Affiliation: physicist researcher in experimental physics and International
Expert in Nuclear Instrumentation and measurement at French Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission CEA in Cadarache, France, since 1994,
and Professor at French Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technologies and Aix Marseille University

Prof. Abdallah LyoussiShort bio

Prof. Dr. Abdallah Lyoussi is physicist researcher in experimental physics and International Expert in Nuclear Instrumentation and measurement at French Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission CEA in Cadarache, France, since 1994.

He is also Professor at French Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technologies and Aix Marseille University. He received his MSc in nuclear physics from Fes University (Morocco) in 1988 and MSc in Nuclear Engineering from French institute of nuclear sciences and technologies (INSTN) in 1990. In 1994, he received his PhD in nuclear physics on non‐destructive assay by using photofission interrogation technique and, in 2002; he received advanced graduation in Research and Development supervising activities on experimental physics (HDR). He was awarded French Nuclear Energy Society price for his works on photofission interrogation as nondestructive measurement by using a LINAC machine.

He is the founder and the General Chairman of the international conference ANIMMA (Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications) that celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer in Portorož.

Since 2010, as the main founder he is the CEA scientific coordinator of the LIMMEX join Lab between CEA, CNRS and Aix‐Marseille University involved in instrumentation and measurements in extreme media.

Since 2014, he is IEEE Distinguish Lecturer.

Abdallah Lyoussi has worked on several nondestructive measurement methods such as photofission interrogation, neutron interrogation by using different kinds of detectors, electronics, data acquisition systems and advanced particle production machines like LINAC; neutron generators, X tubes. He developed, patented and published various works related to innovative and advanced nuclear measurement methodologies.

Abdallah Lyoussi is now mainly involved in R&D on nuclear instrumentation and measurement in severe media (nuclear reactors, nuclear fuel cycle, dismantling and decommissioning, radioactive wastes assays, severe accident monitoring…).

Presentation Title: Nuclear non‐destructive measurements for nuclear fuel cycle: A review of developments, challenges and prospects

Abstract of presentation:

The development of nuclear non-destructive measurement techniques for the inspection, characterisation and analysis of radioactive as well as no radioactive materials began with the birth of nuclear science and technology. Since that time, the control, monitoring and tracking, both of radioactive materials and nuclear facility operations are key aspects that contribute to the quality of scientific and technological programs in the field of physics, nuclear fuel cycle, safeguards and radioactive waste management.

The presentation will start by outlining the history of the French nuclear fuel cycle and the associated measurement, characterization and control evolution and needs. Afterward, a review of the main nuclear non-destructive measurement methods carried out in routine, as well as in particular situations to address specific crucial needs in nuclear fuel cycle operations will be presented. Their advances, challenges and prospects will end the talk.