7th International Conference on Geological Repositories - Empowering Progress in Development of Deep Geological Repositories


Sigrid Eeckhout

ONDRAF/NIRAS (National Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Material), Belgium

Head of Communication and Participation


Sigrid Eeckhout holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Ghent, Belgium. After more than 10 years of fundamental research in physical mineralogy at the University of Ghent, Belgium, the University of Ouro Preto, Brazil and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France, she obtained an additional degree in Science Communication in London, UK. She has been working at ONDRAF/NIRAS for almost 15 years, where she is currently Head of the Communication and Participation Department. She has been a Bureau Member since 2017 and co-chair of the Forum on Stakeholder Confidence, NEA, since 2023, where she leads the Task Group on Youth Involvement. She is also a member of the Comité éthique et société, a pluralistic committee responsible for advising ANDRA's Board of Directors on how to take account of societal issues in its activities.