Dr. Gerard COGNET
Regional Nuclear Counsellor
Embassy of France in Turkey

Gerard Cognet, HDR, PhD in fluid mechanics, has more than 30 years' experience in nuclear reactors developments.

He contributed to thermal-hydraulic issues which can occur in Fast Neutron Reactors (FBR) and Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR), both in nominal and severe accident situations. He actively participated in "in-situ" experiments in the French FBRs : Phenix and Super-Phenix.

He participated in several European projects since 1992. He was also a member of the EC expert group in charge of the evaluations of the ISTC projects proposed by Russian and Kazakh teams. He is regularly mandated, as expert, by the IAEA to review some studies or participate in workshops.

Designated, end of 2006, "Regional Nuclear Counsellor" of the Ambassadors of France, first in Central Europe, and since mid-2014, in Turkey, he is in charge of following nuclear issues in these countries.


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