The IAEA once again recognizes the quality of IRSN's expertise


Last March, Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the IAEA, renewed the appointment of Jean-Christophe Niel as a member of the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group (INSAG) representing France until July 2026.

On August 24, 2023, Louis-Michel Guillaume, Deputy Director General of IRSN, delegated for Defense-related missions, was renewed as a member of the Advisory Group on Nuclear Safety (AdSec) for a three-year term. He has been a member since 2018.

The presence of the Institute's managers in these two structures bears witness to the Agency's recognition of the quality of its expertise.

To know more about these committees

INSAG and AdSec are groups of experts with high levels of professional competence in the respective fields of nuclear security and of nuclear and radiation safety. Both expert groups are convened by the IAEA with the objective of providing authoritative advice and recommendations on current and emerging issues of nuclear safety and security to the IAEA’s Director General.
INSAG addresses fundamental safety issues, as well as current and emerging matters of importance relevant to the nuclear and radiation safety of all facilities and activities using nuclear or radioactive material.Specifically, AdSec advises on the IAEA’s current and proposed activities in the area of nuclear security. It makes recommendations on measures aimed at strengthening the Agency’s role and activities and provides guidance on priorities regarding these activities in the area of nuclear security.​