“Studsvik’s experience and competence are very valuable for the global nuclear industry”
Daqing Cui grew up in China and did his initial university studies at Beijing university. After working seven years for the Chinese Ministry of Nuclear Industry he came to Sweden as PhD-student in 1989. In 1999 he started working for Studsvik with focus on deep geological disposal projects. He is a docent (supervisor of PhD students), qualified by Royal Institute of TechnologySince 2013 Daqing has managed Studsvik marketing activities in China and shares his time between the offices in Studsvik and Beijing.
Can you describe what your role in Studsvik includes?
“Today I am mainly working with marketing and sales for the Studsvik group activities in China. My background and network enable us to reach out to new customers globally. I used to work for a Chinese governmental authority and this network is still of great use. I am convinced that Studsvik’s experience and competence are very valuable for global nuclear industry.”
Describe something Studsvik has supported a customer with that you are especially proud of.
“Since 2008, Studsvik had tried to invite Chinese nuclear power companies to participate in the Studsvik Cladding Integrity Project (SCIP). With many years’ experience and understanding of Chinese nuclear power systems, I had several meetings and discussions with the Chinese nuclear safety inspectors to encourage them to coordinate all three nuclear power companies to participate SCIP III. In 2008 China entered SCIP and the results from SCIP has supported the Chinese nuclear power companies to further improve nuclear safety and efficiency. The model of Chinese participating SCIP III can be used for other international projects such as the planned Studsvik Material
Integrity Life Extension Project (SMILE) program. Chinese nuclear safety inspectors listed the success of participating in SCIP III as the top international cooperation project in nuclear power safety.
In your view, what main challenge is the nuclear community facing?
“In my view the main challenge that nuclear power community facing is public acceptance. People in general know very little about nuclear science, and I have even seen fake information leading to confusion or anti-nuclear attitudes. The nuclear community needs to be better at educating the public with real facts. On this theme I have made two Chinese TV interviews and one education program in China on radiation protection and nuclear power safety.“
Can you tell something great about Studsvik?
“ I really enjoy the straight forward and open atmosphere here at Studsvik. With less bureaucracy we can focus on being flexible and realistic, which is of great benefit also to our customers. Since we are a public listed company we need to be efficient to survive, people here are therefore keen on learning about new applications and how techniques can be developed to achieve most value.
Bachelor degree in radiochemistry.
PhD degree and docent of nuclear chemistry at KTH. Spent two years at ITU 2005-2007 as national expert level researcher.
Enjoys outdoors activities, especially boat-fishing. Has been ranked no 7 among Chinese-Swedish players in table tennis.
A dedicated amateur poet, has published his translations of a famous Swedish song in Chinese newspapers.