After graduating in nuclear engineering in 1988, Franck Lignini joined Framatome to perform thermalhydraulics and safety studies on French and European Fast Reactors.
Later on, he performed activities for improvement of Pressurized Water Reactors in France and abroad, and also worked as a test engineer during plant outages.
For several years, he was also involved in refurbishment and new build projects for various types of nuclear installations (enrichment, fuel fabrication facilities, radioactive waste treatment and storage facilities, hot cell laboratories, ITER project (thermonuclear fusion) ... ).
From 2006 to 2009, he spent 3 years in the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security at the International Atomic Energy Agency before returning to Framatome.
Since 2010, he has been serving as licensing manager for several projects for EPR and ATMEA1 reactors. In addition, he has been increasingly involved in international codes & standards activities. For the last 6 years, Franck Lignini has been representing the World Nuclear Association at the Nuclear Safety Standards Committee (NUSSC) of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He is also the convenor of the ISO working group in charge of publishing industry standards for siting, design, construction and operation of nuclear power reactors (ISO/TC 85/SC 6/WG 3).
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