Young Scientists Workshop

Showcase your knowledge and be part of KERNTECHNIK 2022

As a traditional conference and exhibitor, KERNTECHNIK 2022 (formerly AMNT) brings together operators, manufacturers, suppliers, politicians, authorities, as well as research and development experts from many countries. It is important to us to offer you as a young scientist the opportunity to network successfully.

Many thanks for the numerous submissions! The Jury is currently reviewing the submitted papers and Notification of Acceptance will take place till March 15, 2022. 

Awards: The three best papers will be chosen by a jury to receive a competence award sponsored by

GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH
KAH Kraftanlagen Heidelberg

The Young Scientists Jury

Dr. Katharina Stummeyer

Dr. Katharina Stummeyer

Head of Project Management Agency at Gesellschaft fuer Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH 

This specialized division of GRS implements and coordinates nuclear safety research programs on behalf of several German Federal Ministries. The topics range from reactor safety research programs to research on waste management and on nuclear decommissioning.

 Katharina graduated in 2000 from the Leibniz University in Hanover and holds a Doctoral degree in Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat). She was active as researcher at the MH Hannover (X-Ray Crystallography and radiation protection) before she joined GRS in 2009.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Starflinger

Prof. Dr. Jörg Starflinger

Head of the Institute of Nuclear Technology and Energy Systems (IKE) of University of Stuttgart

Jörg Starflinger received his Dr.-Ing. from Ruhr University Bochum in 1997. Afterwards, he moved to FZK (now KIT) as a Post-Doc. In 2010, he became full professor. Chair of Nuclear Technology and Reactor Safety at IKE, University of Stuttgart.

Being member of the Board of the German Nuclear Society he is serving as contact point for the “KTG Junge Generation”. 

He was elected KTG Treasurer in 2021. He became President of the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN aisbl.) in 2020. He is pro-actively supporting and promoting national and international activities for students during their career development.

Prof. Dr. Marco Koch

Prof. Dr. Marco K. Koch

Head of Plant Simulation and Safety Group, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-Universität Bochum 

Marco K. Koch has more than 25 years of experience in nuclear reactor safety research; since 2008 he is appointed member of the Project Committee “Transients and Accident Progression”. 

He became member of the board of the German Nuclear Society in 2010; was Chairperson of the Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology in Berlin, 2013; in 2014 he was appointed member of the Reactor Safety Commission, since 2015 he is member of the RSK Committee on Plant and Systems Engineering. Since 2019 he is assessor of the steering board of Nuclear Technology Germany.

Matthias Daichendt

Matthias Daichendt 

Head of Engineering at Kraftanlagen Heidelberg GmbH (KAH)

Matthias Daichendt joined KAH in 2006 after his studies of civil engineering at Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT). Within the department - System Technology and Technical Calculations he took the lead for support structures in 2008. 

In 2015 he became Head of Department with a very bride spectrum ranging from piping and support analysis up to fluid dynamic and complex finite element solutions. 

In recent years he supported customers in the development of an ageing management program and was part of the working group for the revision of the KTA 3205 series for support structures in nuclear facilities.