Pavel Tsvetkov

Texas A&M University

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.

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We are fortunate to live in incredibly exciting and incredibly challenging time. Energy demands due to economic growth and increasing population must be satisfied in a sustainable manner assuring inherent safety, efficiency and no or minimized environmental impact. These considerations are among the reasons that lead to serious interest in deploying nuclear power as a sustainable energy source. At the same time, catastrophic earthquake and tsunami events in Japan resulted in the nuclear accident that forced us to rethink our approach to nuclear safety, design requirements and facilitated growing interests in advanced nuclear energy systems. This book is one in a series of books on nuclear power published by InTech. It consists of six major sections housing twenty chapters on topics from the key subject areas pertinent to successful development, deployment and operation of nuclear power systems worldwide. The book targets everyone as its potential readership groups - students, researchers and practitioners - who are interested to learn about nuclear power.

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