The College of Engineering at UNIST has recently embarked on a new partnership with Intergraph Korea Ltd., a global engineering IT solution company towards the development of small modular reactors (SMRs), as well as relevant technologies, related to decommissioning
On December 21, UNIST College of Engineering signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Intergraph Korea Ltd. to explore emerging nuclear power generation technology in the form of Small Modular Reactors, and to strengthen overall bilateral cooperation in the area of nuclear decommissioning.
Under this partnership, both organizations have pledged mutual cooperation for the development of SMRs for polar ocean environments, innovative technologies for radiation safety, as well as digital instrumentation and control systems for SMRs. The two sides also agreed to expand and deepen technological development and training in the area of nuclear decommissioning. In particular, this includes their plans to activate convergence research, such as digital twins, AR, VR, and AI.
The signing ceremony has been attended by Dean Sung Youb Kim in the College of Engineering, UNIST), Head In Cheol Bang of Department of Nuclear Engineering, Chair Professor Il Soon Hwang (Center for Small Modular Reactor Research, UNIST), Adjunct Professor Sang Cheol Han (Department of Nuclear Engineering, UNIST), President Chang-Hyun Baek of Intergraph Korea Ltd., and President Il Woo Lee of Unicorn of Smart IoT Services (USIS) Co., Ltd.