2021-2023 Board members

The currently operating board was elected in July 2021, with a supplementary election held in September. 

The new board of ENS YGN is committed to fulfilling the Network’s missions directed both towards the YGN community as well as all young people in nuclear and STEM fields. As one of its central activities, the board puts focus on communication, working towards becoming a platform, drawing early career individuals to new opportunities in nuclear. We are also committed to continuing ENS YGN’s flagship activities, including the European Nuclear Young Generation Forum (ENYGF) and Nuclear for Climate actions surrounding the COP conference. Finally, the board works together with the Core Committee to ensure successful cooperation and development of the international community of young people, capitalizing on the diversity of cultures and experiences to create an optimal environment for sharing of knowledge and good practices among the nuclear societies and its members.

Chair: Jadwiga Najder

Jadwiga Najder joined the Polish Nuclear Society in February 2019, after several years of student associative activities involving, among others, educating the public about nuclear energy. She became the country representative to the Core Committee and a co-chair of ENS YGN in October 2019. Since July 2021, she is the chair of ENS YGN.

Jadwiga studied on a master program in Energy Engineering with Nuclear Power module in the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland and KIC European Master in Nuclear Energy (EMiNE) program carried out in Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and Université Paris-Saclay near Paris. Currently, she is an engineering consultant at Oakridge SAS in France, fulfilling a mission as a system design engineer for Hinkley Point C NPP. In her free time she works as a guest host of a podcast ‘Titans of Nuclear’. 

For questions, partnerships, YGN-related topics contact Jadwiga.

Co-Chair: Andrea Kozlowski

Andrea Kozlowski is a member of the German Young Generation (KTG JG). She joined the KTG JG in 2019 and has been the German representative in the ENS YGN since then. She is looking forward to support Jadwiga the next two years as a co-chair of ENS YGN. 

Andrea got her B.Sc. in Production and Energy Management at HTWK Leipzig, followed by the European Master in Nuclear Applications (EMiNA) at Fachhochschule Aachen. Currently, she is a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde focusing on novel cements for the nuclear sector.

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Financial Manager: Stefica Vlahovic

Stefica Vlahovic is a member of the Croatian Nuclear Society YGN Board since January 2019 and has been involved in the organization of CNS International Conferences, events promoting nuclear energy, and high school educational presentations about nuclear energy. She has participated in ENS YGN Core Committee meetings since January 2018. Since July 2021 she is ENS YGN Financial Manager. 

Stefica has obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), and currently she is a PhD student at FER. Since 2016, she has been working as a research assistant at FER and she is just joining Framatome Germany as Project Engineer for I&C Systems. At the FER, her research field is mostly related to deterministic safety analyses of the NPP Krško. In addition, she is part of the expert team for oversight of NPP Krško safety-related outage activities.

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Webmaster and past chair : Petros Papadopoulos

In 2011, Petros Papadopoulos joined the Young Generation of the Swiss Nuclear Society, which he chaired from 2015 to 2018. From 2017 to 2021, he was elected as co-chair and then chair of the European Nuclear Society Young Generation Network. Since July 2021, he has been ENS YGN board member, fulfilling the role of webmaster.

Petros graduated his master’s degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich and Lausanne in Nuclear Engineering. He is currently finishing his PhD at the Paul Scherrer Institute on iodine retention in pool scrubbing and filtered containment venting systems. As of now, he is working in the training and education of future nuclear operators at the Nukleartechnikerschule in Baden.

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Communication Manager: Nelson Rincón

Nelson Rincón joined the Young Generation of the German Nuclear Society (KTG-JG) in 2021. He was elected Communication Manager during the third ENS-YGN Core Committee Meeting in 2021. He has led multiple international conferences in various fields of environmental engineering, but now the tide has turned towards nuclear technologies and he is willing to build up and support the ENS-YGN Social Media Presence.

After completing his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at the National University of Colombia and his M.Sc. in Process Engineering at the University Stuttgart, Nelson started his position as a research associate and PhD within the German research project VASiL. It is aimed to further develop 1D-Codes for simulating passive heat removal systems in small modular reactors. 

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