About the author
Professor and Associate Department Head, Nuclear Science and Engineering
Director, Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Jacopo Buongiorno is Professor and Associate Department Head of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned a B.S. and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan and MIT, respectively. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in thermo‐ fluids engineering and nuclear reactor engineering. His areas of technical expertise and research interest are reactor safety and design, nanofluid technology, and two‐phase flow and heat transfer. For his work in these areas and his teaching at MIT Prof. Buongiorno won several awards, including, recently, the MacVicar Faculty Award (MIT, 2014), and Landis Young Member Engineering Achievement Award (American Nuclear Society, 2011). Professor Buongiorno is the Director of the Center for Advanced Energy Systems (CANES); Co‐Director of the Reactor Technology Course for Nuclear Utility Executives, which is offered jointly by MIT and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO); and a consultant for the nuclear industry (e.g. AREVA, DCNS, B&W, Westinghouse, South Texas Project) in the area of reactor thermal hydraulics. He served on the ANS Special Committee on Fukushima, and is on the Accrediting Board of INPO’s National Academy of Nuclear Training (NANT). He is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Defense Science Study Group (DSSG).
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