Jean-Francois (Jeff) Lafortune

Jean-Francois (Jeff) Lafortune

Dr. Lafortune has 35 years’ experience in nuclear safety and security, CBRN preparedness and response and the development of national, regional and international guidance and strategies for the management of major crises involving terrorist and industrial events and disasters. After close to 14 years as a military officer, Dr. Lafortune has been a consultant to private and government organizations in North and South America, Europe. Asia and the Middle East, focusing on the Gulf area. For the past 20 years, he has been involved in the executive management of large scale programs in this area.

  • Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), University of New Brunswick, 1988
  • B.Sc. (Nuclear Engineering), EcolePolytechnique, 1985
  • B.Eng. (Engineering Physics), Royal Military College of Canada, 1983
  • Nuclear security
  • Hazard and vulnerability assessment
  • Crisis management
  • Crisis communications
  • CBRNE safety and security
  • Insider threat
  • Industrial safety and security
  • Major Public Events security optimization
  • Public response to major security events
  • Resilience
  • Decision-making in complex safety and security events
  • Security Management Systems
  • Application of risk tools
  • F. Lafortune and Edward Waller, Nuclear Emergencies and Natural Disasters, Journal of Emergency Management (in review)
  • Edward Waller, George Bereznai, John Shaw, Joseph Chaput, Jean-Francois Lafortune, A Simulator-based Nuclear Reactor Emergency Response Training Exercise, The Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 15, No. 6, 2017.
  • F. Lafortune (contributing author), Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency, General Safety Requirements GSR Part 7, IAEA, Vienna, 2015.
  • Waddington, J.F. Lafortune, R. Duffey, Institutional failure: are safety management systems the answer?, 30th annual Canadian Nuclear Society conference, June 2009.
  • F. Lafortune (contributing author), Preparation, conduct and evaluation of nuclear emergency response exercises, EPR publication series, IAEA, 2005.
  • Brown, J.F. Lafortune, C. Blahnik, G. Bethke, M. Ang, Framework for CANDU Severe Accident Management Guidelines, COG Report, April 2002.
  • McKenna, J. F. Lafortune, R. Martincic, E. Buglova, P. F. L. Heilbron, The Handbook of Hazardous Materials Spills Technology, Chapter 9: The Response to Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies, McGraw-Hill, 2001.
  • F. Lafortune (contributing author), Generic procedures for assessment and response during a radiological accident, Technical Document Series 1162, IAEA, 2000.
  • F. Lafortune (contributing author), Method for the development of emergency response preparedness for nuclear or radiological accidents, Technical Document Series 953, IAEA, 1997.
  • F. Lafortune (contributing author), Generic assessment procedures for determining protective actions during a reactor accident, Technical Document Series 955, IAEA, 1997.
  • F. Lafortune, Recommended Criteria for the Evaluation of On-Site Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Exercises, AECB Project No. 9.127.2, Ottawa, January 1997.
  • de Wit, T. Jamieson, M. Lord, J.F. Lafortune, PEAR Code Review, AECB Project 96-29, Ottawa, July 1997
  • Lafortune, Optimization of nuclear emergency response resources through realistic baseline planning, 5th ANS conference on emergency preparedness, Savannah, 1995.
  • F. Lafortune and T.J. Jamieson, Operational Readiness of Filtered Air Discharge Monitoring Systems, AECB Project 2.187.2, Ottawa, August 1993.
  • F. Lafortune, Natural convection in a vertical cylinder: Comparison of COMMIX-1A predictions with experiment, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 33, Issue 3, March 1990, Pages 435-445.
  • F. Lafortune, C. McDevitt, S. Poolpol, Suitability of on-line containment leak tests for CANDU single-unit containment systems, Nuclear Journal of Canada, Vol. 1, no. 4, 1987.