CIEMAT: Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas, Spain

CIEMAT, an Organism of the Ministry of Education and Science, is a Public Research Agency for excellence in energy and environment, as well as in many vanguard technologies and in various areas of fundamental research. Since its creation in 1951, then as JEN, and since 1986 as CIEMAT, it has been carrying out research and technological development projects, serving as a reference for technical representation of Spain in international forums, and advising government on matters within its scope.

The Unit for Nuclear Innovation at CIEMAT has participated on the R&D on advance fuel cycles, partitioning and transmutation and the use of ADS for nuclear wastes transmutation from 1993, contributing to eight projects of the FP5 and in some FP6 projects as EUROTRANS and Red-Impact. CIEMAT has also contributed to several NEA/OCDE and IAEA related studies and was one of the members of the TWG for the European Roadmap for ADS.

Key persons in the project:

David Villamarín Fernández, finished his Physics degree studies at the ‘Universidad Complutense de Madrid’ in 1998. He made his Ph.D. in the MUSE-4 experiments of the 5th EU FP and got the doctor degree in 2004. He has collaborated in other national and international projects like n-TOF at CERN or ENRESA contracts. The main field of activities is related to the determination of reactivity monitoring techniques for subcritical nuclear reactors as well as computer code validation. Dr. Villamarín has been co-responsible of the YALINA-Booster experiments at JIPNR-Sosny (Belarus), included in the EUROTRANS programme of the 6th EU FP, for the study and development of an on-line reactivity monitoring system for ADS.

Manuel Fernandez Ordóñez, finished his Physics degree at the “Universidad de Santiago de Compostela” in 2000 and got his Master Degree in Nuclear Physics (2002). In 2008 he got the Ph.D. Degree in Nuclear Physics in the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He is experienced in nuclear reactions and dynamics, intranuclear cascade models and experimental nuclear physics. Nowadays he is working at the Nuclear Innovation Unit (CIEMAT, Spain) as a specialist in subcritical reactors dedicated to the transmutation of radioactive wastes. In recent years he has participated in several experimental campaigns concerning the reactivity monitoring of ADS systems.

Vicente Bécares Palacios, finished his Degree in Physics at the “Universidad de Salamanca” (Spain) in 2007. He obtained his Master Degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) in 2009, for his work in the Yalina-Booster experiments in the frame of FP6 EUROTRANS.

Francisco Martín-Fuertes, got his Industrial Engineer degree, Energy Branch, at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, UPM (1990), and his Ph.D. degree in the same University, Nuclear Engineering Department (1998). He got industrial experience working at ‘Empresa Nacional del Uranio, SA’, Spain, 1991 (PWR thermalhydraulics core design). He was researcher in Nuclear Safety from 1992 to 2006 (Severe Accidents evaluations in LWR: core degradation, containment response, source term estimations). He was Professor in UPM, Nuclear Engineering Department, from 1995 to 2006 (Nuclear Technology, Radiation Protection, Energy Sources). He is CIEMAT staff since 2007 (Fission Innovative Systems).

Enrique González Romero, Ph.D. on Physics. After 10 years on Experimental Particle Physics, from 1993 concentrates its research on different topics related to nuclear wastes transmutation. He has contributed to three projects of the FP5 and in the FP6 participates on EUROTRANS and Red-Impact. He has also contributed to several NEA/OCDE related studies and was one of the members of the TWG for the European Roadmap for ADS. At present, he is the Director of the Nuclear Fission Division of the Department of Energy of CIEMAT.