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Stéphane Gin Bio

Stéphane Gin has spent the majority of his career studying commercial glass problems, as well as the issue of high-level and intermediate-level waste glass. With a master’s degree from Orléans University, France, and a PhD from Poitiers University, France, Gin has served since 2016 on the Department of Energy’s Energy Frontier Research Center’s “WASTEPD” project, which focuses on general fundamental problems of corrosion.


Gin began his career at the French Atomic Energy and Alternatives Energy Commission (CEA) of Marcoule, France, serving as a scientist on nuclear and commercial glass corrosion problems. In 2001, he took the lead of the “Long term behavior of HLW glass” group within the Department of treatment and conditioning of nuclear waste at CEA. This team of 25 people focused on fundamental and applied issues related to the geological disposition of high-level and intermediate level waste glass.


From 2012 to 2013, Gin was a visiting scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in the United States. He also serves on advisory boards on high-level waste management in Belgium, the UK, and the USA.


He has also served as editor for the Journal of Nuclear Materials. He currently serves as editor in chief for npj-Materials Degradation. He is author and coauthor of about 100 journal papers, and he wrote acclaimed books on nuclear waste management for the general public.

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