In Memoriam

In memoriam: Juan Alberto Gonzalez


We are very sad to announce that the YGN family lost a good friend and colleague Juan Alberto Gonzalez. He was found dead after the Paris terrorist attack at Le Bataclan in Paris. Juanal was extremely friendly and likeable and could warm up a room with his smile. We will miss him and send our prayers to his family, friends and coworkers.

Juan Alberto Gonzalez was an Electrical Engineer born in Madrid in 1986. He made his studies in between the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (Spain) and the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands). He started working at Iberdrola Ingenieria and Construccion in Nuclear Generation, where he was working on the electrical simulation of the auxiliary systems Mochovce NPP (VVER) and the replacement of electrical material of the BWR nuclear power plant of Santa Maria de Garoña. He worked for EDF at the CIPN (Center of Engineering for the Nuclear Park) where he dealt with in-core instrumentation and explosive atmospheres.

He joined Jovenes Nucleares (YGN Spain) in 2008, and he assisted to the Forum of Cordoba 2009. There he got involved with YGN philosophy and started to be more intensely involved with activism, working on the webpage of the YGN. In 2010, he started collaborating as an officer for IYNC, after attending the South African Congress where he was elected as Web Chair. He was part of ENS YGN as a Core Comittee member.