Véronique Rouyer

Ms Véronique Rouyer has been Head of the Division of Nuclear Safety Technology and Regulation since August 1, 2019. In this role, she supports the Director-General of the NEA in enhancing the technical excellence of the Agency’s work and ensuring high standards of safety in the use of nuclear energy by supporting the development of effective and efficient regulation and oversight of nuclear installations and by helping to maintain and advance the scientific and technological knowledge base.

Prior to joining the NEA, Ms Rouyer was the Safety Research Director at the French Institut de radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), the technical support organization for French public authorities dealing with radiation protection and nuclear safety. She managed nuclear safety research activities and programs including numerous cooperative activities distributed among 16 laboratories, including experimental facilities and simulation codes development platforms. In addition, she gained extensive experience in the development and coordination of scientific program plans as Deputy Director for the scientific projects, strategy, development, and partnerships division, a role she held between 2009 and 2016. Previously, she managed and coordinated IRSN criticality safety activities, assuming positions of increasing responsibility over 15 years, including in areas such as nuclear fuel cycle facilities and safety assessment and evaluation of the transport of radioactive materials. She was also very involved in academic and professional training activities. From 1985 to 1994, she conducted lectures and training workshops for the Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires (INSTN, the benchmark institute for education and training in nuclear science and technology) nuclear engineering Master Degree.

Ms Rouyer holds a Graduate Chemical Engineering Master Degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse and a Post Graduate Master Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the INSTN.

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