First Naga nuclear scientist encourage youth to dream big

First Naga nuclear scientist encourage youth to dream big
Chireuding Zeliang (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, DEC 15 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/15/2019 12:33:01 PM IST

Zeliang Kangtsa Union Nagaland (ZKU) Sunday organized a reception programme at Dimapur airport to welcome the first nuclear scientist from Nagaland, Chireuding Zeliang, who arrived from Toronto, Canada. 

The 28 year old scientist, son of Chusi Hieme and Ilubulie Hiemen from Gaili village under Peren district, said he was excited to come back home after a gap of three years from Canada.

Sharing his life experience, Chireuding, the third eldest among the six siblings, recalled how he had to struggle all his life to reach this far.

Despite working in the fields and grazing cows, Chireuding said his determination to achieve in life did not stop him from pursuing his education.

What inspired him most, was to help his family and the community. This, he said made him dream big and to make that dream into a reality.

Chireuding encouraged the youth to believed in oneself in order to become self-reliant. 

He also encouraged the parents to allow their children to follow their dreams. The programme was chaired by ZKUN general secretary, Rangro Herie and Rev. Dr Visor H Zeliang invoked God’s blessing.  

Chireuding Zeliang, did his schooling from All Saints Higher Secondary School, Peren and graduated with first class in Bachelor of electrical engineering from North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) India in 2012.

After clearing Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), he pursued Master’s degree in Nuclear engineering and technology from India Institute and Technology (IIT) Kanpur and graduated with a first class in 2015. 

In 2016-18 he cleared his degree in master of applied science in nuclear engineering, with first class from University of Ontario, Canada. Chireuding, is currently working at the capacity of a nuclear scientist/engineer in the Canadian nuclear energy industry.

He had also worked with renowned scientists at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) United Nations Austria (2015-16) to support the development and deployed of advanced modular nuclear reactors around the globe. 

His work and research were focussed on probabilistic risk assessment of nuclear plants, nuclear accidents sequence modelling and analysis and development of innovative small modular nuclear reactors. 

Chireuding’s research was also focussed on uncertainty analysis of shutdown system of fast reactor, which was published in an international journal (2013-15).

Chireuding also pursued his research on development of algorithms for probabilistic reactor dynamics to capture the evolution of accident sequences in nuclear plants, and to avoid state-space explosion. 

He also served as the co-scientific investigator for an International Atomic Energy (IAEA) collaborative research project involving 15 countries and represented Canada at several IAEA technical meetings to discuss the risk and challenges posed by passive nuclear systems. 

Several of his works have also been published in International journals, including presentation on advanced dynamic nuclear risk assessment technique at the annual American nuclear society conference at Pittsburgh in 2017. 

His area of interest includes nuclear science and technology, cosmology, astronomy and development of advanced risk assessment techniques for nuclear plants and space systems.  

Chireuding future plan is to go for scientific secretary (nuclear) at the United nations. 


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