UP Madrid: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is a Spanish leading institution in Research and Higher Education on technical matters, and particularly on Nuclear Engineering. UPM professors are currently members of several EURATOM Committees. UPM has extensive experience in the development, validation and applications of reactor physics codes for fuel management, design and operation support and safety analysis, and has participated in several international projects, namely PDS-XADS (FP5) and the ADS European Roadmap elaborated in 1999-2001.

Key persons in the project:

José Maria Martinez-Val, Full Professor of Nuclear and Thermal Engineering, has published over 60 papers in international refereed journals and several books (printed both in Spain and the USA) and is the chairman of the International Conferences on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems. He has been president of the Spanish Nuclear Society, and has been Spain’s representative in the EURATOM Fission Consultative Committee (1996-2000) and CERN council (1996-2000). He is currently the chairman of EURATOM Scientific and Technical Committee.

Alberto Abanades, is an Associate Professor of Energy Engineering in UPM. He got a Ph. D. on Nuclear Technology by UPM while working with Nobel Laureate C. Rubbia's team at CERN in the 90s. He was Technical Director of LAESA, the Spanish company created to work in Energy Amplifiers. He has several papers on ADS and neutronic experiments.

Antonio Lafuente, is a Ph. D. student with a special grant of UPM. He did his Master thesis on ADS and is currently involved in IPEurotrans Project.
Emilio Minguez, is full professor of Nuclear Technology and Vice-Rector of UPM. He is author of more than 60 papers in international journals, and has been visiting researcher / professor in some foreign universities. He is a member of ENEN board.