He is a researcher at Idaho National Laboratory working on risk-informed methods development, RELAP5-3D code assessments, and safety analysis of advanced reactor designs. He specializes in nuclear systems safety analyses using advanced best estimate plus uncertainty (BEPU) methods, and his areas of expertise include neutronics, thermal-hydraulics, and coupled codes technology. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in nuclear engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy, where he also worked as a research assistant and applied BEPU methods to nuclear power plants in operation and under construction. He was also a researcher at ENEA “Casaccia” Research Center in Rome, Italy, where he applied advanced safety analysis methods to Generation IV designs (SFR). From 2004 to 2015, he was involved in several OECD/NEA and IAEA international research projects on multi-physics and code assessment. He is also a member of the American Nuclear Society and is an Italian professional engineer.
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