Dr. Tsvetkov is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University. He has Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University and M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute (TU), Russia. His research program is focused on novel energy systems meeting global growing needs in sustainable resources. The project portfolio since 2005 includes direct energy conversion, waste management efforts to dramatically reduce nuclear waste via irradiations in high temperature reactors and fast spectrum systems, novel reactor designs, dry cask evaluations (loading, dry cask studies, longevity), and next generation instrumentation and control efforts to develop control algorithms, novel sensors based on fiberoptics, full scope simulators for security assessments, data analysis and reconstruction for nuclear security applications, nuclear criticality safety. Dr. Tsvetkov is a member of ANS, ASME, ASEE, Alpha Nu Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. At A&M, he serves as the graduate program advisor for Nuclear Engineering. He published over 300 papers in peer journals, conference proceedings and reports as well as served as an editor and major contributor for 11 books on energy, environment and nuclear energy. Dr. Tsvetkov has 2 patents pending on reactor design and energy conversion.