UNENE welcomes experienced industry professional as senior advisor

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Mike Soulard brings approximately 40 years of experience with Atomic Energy of Canada and Candu Energy.

MARCH 12, 2021 – Mike Soulard brings approximately 40 years of experience with Atomic Energy of Canada and Candu Energy.

In November 2020, Mike Soulard joined UNENE with a primary focus on enhancing research collaboration and coordination between CANDU utilities, CANDU Owners Group and UNENE member universities.

One of the objectives of his work is to bridge the gap between common industry issues and university capabilities while improving R&D roadmaps. 

Soulard recently retired after nearly 40 years with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and Candu Energy, working in technical, marketing, product development and project management.

His work experience includes activities related to system & piping design, stress analysis and heat transport system thermal-hydraulics. While with AECL’s R&D team, he managed the process systems and equipment branch and supported the project execution plan for the Point Lepreau Refurbishment Project.

Later, Soulard became technical marketing manager for AECL’s Advanced CANDU Reactor (ACR-700) in the United States. He also held roles as engineering manager for the ACR-1000 Nuclear Steam Plant Development Program and served as project director responsible for the EC6 Nuclear Steam Plant Definition and Development Program.

Soulard has a bachelor and master’s degree, applied science in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto as well as a master’s degree in business administration. As well, Soulard has worked in project management with the U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and supported Holtec’s SMR-160 development through Candu Energy.