Essay on Nuclear Security of Ukrainian Researcher Won IAEA Competition

Zaporizhzhya NPP engineer Yevgen Kalinichenko won the International Atomic Energy Agency Essay Competition on nuclear security. On 12 February 2020, the winner was awarded a certificate at the IAEA ICONS 2020 conference in Vienna.

The paper submitted to the competition by the engineer of the thermal automatics and measurement shop Yevgen Kalinichenko was entitled “Emergence of Technological Threats and Opportunities for Nuclear Security in the Digital Age”.

“My topic highlights potential threats for nuclear security from cyber attacks and unmanned aerial vehicles. In my essay, I considered options for counteracting such threats, as well as the possibilities of artificial intelligence and unmanned aerial systems to enhance security of nuclear installations and materials”, the winner revealed the content of his paper.

According to him, the IAEA are interested in the paper and it will be included in the protocol of the ICONS 2020 conference. “The results of the conference will be used to develop the IAEA nuclear safety plan for 2022-2025”, the young expert added.

The essay in English can be read here.

The international nuclear security essay competition for students and young experts was held within the International Conference on Nuclear Security: Sustaining and Strengthening Efforts. The competition was co-organized by the IAEA and the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN).

IAEA Conference on Nuclear Security: Sustaining and Strengthening Efforts (ICONS 2020) was held in Vienna (Austria) from 10 to 14 February. The objective of the conference is to strengthen the global regime on nuclear security and international cooperation in this area.

Ukraine was represented by the delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection for European Integration Kostiantyn Chyzhyk.

According to the Energoatom and Zaporizhzhya NPP.