Annalisa Manera: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2023

Name Prof. Dr. Annalisa Manera
Name variantsA. Manera
FieldNuclear Safety and Multiphase Flows
Nuclear Safety & Multiphase Flows
ETH Zürich, ML K 13
Sonneggstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 87 76
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

151-0156-00LTechnology and Safety of Nuclear Power Plants Information
Note: The previous course title until FS22 "Safety of Nuclear Power Plants".
6 credits4V + 1UA. Manera
AbstractKnowledge about safety concepts and requirements of nuclear power plants and their implementation in deterministic safety concepts and safety systems. Knowledge about behavior under accident conditions and about the methods of probabilistic risk analysis and how to handle results. Introduction into key elements of the enhanced safety of nuclear systems for the future.
ObjectiveDeep understanding of safety requirements, concepts and system of nuclear power plants, knowledge of deterministic and probabilistic methods for safety analysis, aspects of nuclear safety research, licensing of nuclear power plant operation. Overview on key elements of the enhanced safety of nuclear systems for the future.
Content(1) Introduction into the specific safety issues of nuclear power plants, main facts of health effects of ionizing radiation, defense in depth approach. (2) Reactor protection and reactivity control, reactivity induced accidents (RIA). (3) Loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCA), emergency core cooling systems. (4) Short introduction into severe accidents (Beyond Design Base Accidents, BDBA). (5) Probabilistic risk analysis (PRA level 1,2,3). (6) Passive safety systems. (7) Safety of innovative reactor concepts.
Lecture notesScript:
Hand-outs of lecture slides will be distributed
Script "Short introduction into basics of nuclear power"
LiteratureS. Glasston & A. Sesonke: Nuclear Reactor Engineering, Reactor System Engineering, Ed. 4, Vol. 2., Chapman & Hall, NY, 1994
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
Recommended in advance (not binding): 151-0163-00L Nuclear Energy Conversion
151-9020-00LSummer School: Science and Policy - How to Bridge the Gap?
Number of participants limited to 30.

Registering for course units: Students will be able to send an application to participate to the summer school from 15.03 until 01.05 at this link Link. In the application procedure students will be asked to provide information on their studies (degree pursued, area of study, CV) and a brief letter of motivation. Afterwards, applicants will be contacted by email to inform them whether they have been accepted or not to take part to the school, details will then be provided on how to complete the registration procedure. Further details on the course preselection for registration, the course times and locations will be announced in mid March on the website ( In case of questions students can send an email to the organizers at the following address: Link.
1 credit2SA. Manera
AbstractScientific discoveries play an essential role in shaping the future of society, but there is still a significant gap between science and policymaking. The main outcome of the summer school will be that students from diverse backgrounds learn how to break barriers between scientists, policymakers and the general public.
ObjectiveThrough a five-day program, participants will learn: 1. Why is Open Science (OS), a prerequisite for scientists approaching policymakers and the general public? 2. How do scientists whose research tackles topics of public interest consider policymaking, identify the challenges, and how do they overcome them? 3. How do different stakeholders, such as scientific advisors, journalists and policymakers working for (non)-governmental associations, experience science impacting public decisions? 4. Which formats to communicate science to non-scientific audiences are available, and how can everyone effectively communicate scientific findings to relevant parties? 5. How do public engagement and regulatory frameworks empower scientific findings?
ContentIntroduction to open science, science for policies (examples from researchers), regulatory framework to empower scientific research, sicence and communication to the general public, public engagement in science and steps towards more open science and communication.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered