AGH: Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza, Poland

The scientific profile of AGH - University of Science and Technology at Cracow, one of the oldest (est.1919) and largest (13 faculties) technical universities of Poland. The main faculties devoted to physics, nuclear engineering and energy technology are the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science and the Faculty of Energy and Fuels with over 100 scientific staff. They cover wide range of research fields starting from solid state physics through high energy physics and applied nuclear techniques to reactor physics. Among others, the research has included: neutron cross-section measurements, neutron activation, radiation transport in tissue and micro-dosimetry etc. In the area of reactor physics, for the last over 20 years the activity of the Dept. of Energy Problems and currently as the Chair of Nuclear Energy has been concentrated on emerging nuclear energy concepts. At the very beginning - on the fusion neutronics, and since early eighties on transmutations: initially in fusion-fission hybrids and gradually more and more in accelerator-driven systems and critical systems. The major activities at present are various neutronic problems of nuclear transmutations. These cover: general system concepts and design criteria, radiological hazard assessment, subcritical systems properties, development of advanced computational methods and tools for transmutations, and fuel cycle analysis. After recent commitment of Polish Government for nuclear power deployment in Poland, AGH is opening new departments for nuclear power research and education.

Key persons in the project:

Jerzy Cetnar, D.Sc. associate professor in AGH, graduated in technical nuclear physics from the AGH, while next, as a fellow of JSPS he received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1992 devoted to nuclear waste incineration by transmutation in dedicated fusion reactor blanket. He is a developer of advanced numerical tools in the field of transmutations and the author of Monte Carlo burnup calculation code system - MCB. Has a good record of international scientific collaboration with University of Tokyo, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and JRC Institute for Energy Petten. Took part in several EURATOM projects: IABAT, CONFIRM, MUSE, PDS-XADS, EUROTRANS. Recently he was involved in critical reactor design projects PUMA and ELSY. His experience concerning MCB development towards complex analysis of critical reactor on the high level of model representation including shuffling and equilibrium cycle search is being successfully exploited in the ongoing projects and collaborations.

Wladyslaw Pohorecki, MSc. graduated from AGH in 1973 with specialization in technical nuclear physics. Employed in AGH as research assistant in in Neutron Activation Analysis Laboratory and Gamma Spectrometry Laboratory (Positive IAEA Proficiency tests .2002 and 2007) since 1982 Radiation Protection Officer, since 2000 supervising Gamma Ray Spectroscopy Laboratory. Currently he is the head of the students Nuclear Physics Laboratory. Specializes in neutron activation analysis and gamma spectroscopy and since late nineties also in the Monte Carlo particle transport codes (MCNP, MCNPX, FLUKA) applications in fusion, spallation and accelerator driven systems. Curried out research with MUSE and EUROTRANS collaborations.
Grazyna Domańska, Ph.D., associate professor in AGH graduated in technical nuclear physics from the UMM, where she defended Ph.D. thesis concerning neutronic optimisation fusion-fission reactor blankets. Her research work concerned neutron transport calculation in fusion-fission systems, next in accelerator - driven systems. She has good experience with MCNP application to nuclear design of fissionable systems. Recently she was involved in burn-up calculations with application of MCB-code in ELSY and EUROTRANS projects.