Jan Runermark Award 2012 – Frank Carré, France

Dr. Frank Carré received the Jan Runermark Award in 2012 for outstanding services to the benefit of the young generation.

Dr. Frank Carré is the Scientific Director of the Nuclear Energy Division at the French Commission for Atomic and Alternative Energies (CEA). Since joining the CEA in 1976, he has contributed to studies on advanced nuclear systems such as light water reactors, fusion reactor blankets and space power reactors. After 1990 he successively managed Services in charge of Innovative Systems for power reactors, and Reactor and Fuel Cycle Physics within the Department of Reactor Studies. From 1997 to 2000 he served as the Assistant Director, CEA, of the Strategy and Evaluation Division, he was in charge of the strategic planning for CEA’s civilian activities. From 2001 to 2006, he acted as the Program Director for Future Nuclear Energy Systems within the Nuclear Energy Division. In this position, he contributed to shaping and managing national R&D programs on fast neutron reactors with advanced fuel cycles and high temperature reactors for the cogeneration of process heat and hydrogen. 

From 2007 to mid-2009, he acted as the Deputy CEA Director for Nuclear Development and Innovation within the Nuclear Energy Division. In this position he co-managed national programs on future nuclear systems and remained actively involved in collaborative programs on future nuclear energy systems both in Europe and the Generation IV International Forum. In August 2009, he became Scientific Director at the CEA of the Nuclear Energy Division and a member of the International Nuclear Energy Academy. Frank Carré also holds a lecturing and research chair on “Sustainable Energies” at the Ecole Polytechnique. In 2012 he assumed the additional responsibility of Scientific Counsellor to the High Commissioner for Atomic Energy.