Amir Mesquita

Nuclear Technology Development Center (CDTN)

Amir Zacarias Mesquita is a Productivity and Technological Development Researcher - DT/CNPq (2010-2016). Research Productivity Scholarship - PQ/CNPq (2017-2023). Researcher from Minas Gerais - Fapemig (2008-2010) (2012-2014) (2019-2021). PhD in Chemical Engineering - State University of Campinas/Unicamp (2005). Master in Nuclear and Technical Sciences - Federal University of Minas Gerais/UFMG (1981). Graduated in Electrical Engineering - Federal University of Minas Gerais/UFMG (1978). Senior Researcher III at the Nuclear Technology Development Center/Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission (CDTN/Cnen). Permanent Professor and Full Member of the Board (2014-2017) of the Postgraduate Program in Radiation Science and Technology, Minerals and Materials at CDTN; subjects: Fundamentals of Nuclear Energy, History of Nuclear Science-Technology, Thermohydraulics and Reactor Physics. He is dedicated to research in nuclear engineering, with an emphasis on thermohydraulics and experimental neutronics of nuclear research reactors and gamma irradiation. He has published more than four hundred articles in magazines and proceedings. Author of the books: Digital Control System Simulation for Nuclear Reactor Neutronic Parameters - Nova Science Publishers Inc. NY (2012), Experimental Thermo-Hydraulics of Triga Research Nuclear Reactor (2015) and Digital Instrument for Eddy Current Tests (2018). Editor of the books: Current Research in Nuclear Reactor Technology in Brazil and Worldwide (2013) and Nuclear Reactors (2012) - InTech Publisher (Croatia). Member of the Editorial Board and Reviewer of several journals, such as: Nuclear Technology - ANS, Journal of ASTM, Annals of Nuclear Energy/Progress in Nuclear Energy (Elsevier), International Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology (Inderscience Publishers) and Nuclear Science and Techniques (Springer). Nominated twice by the Eni Scientific Secretariat for The Eni Award (2011 and 2012, Azienda Generale Italiana Petroli - Agip), category: Protection of the Environment Prize. Expert from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Colombia and Morocco) and the National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation (Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan). Consultant for the Ibero-American Science and Technology Program for Development - Cyted, for the Teaching Council of Cnen, Fapemig and CNPq. Coordinator of research projects at CDTN/Cnen, Fapemig and CNPq. Leader of the Research Group/CNPq Nuclear Reactor Technology. Project collaborator at UFMG, Unicamp, Finep, Capes and INCT/CNPq. Member of the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Association (Aben) and the Brazilian Association of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences (ABCM). Course instructor for training nuclear reactor operators and Senior Reactor Operator. Member of the Qualitative Analysis Committee for Engineering Area 2 at Capes, from 2022.

Amir Mesquita

2books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Amir Mesquita

The aim of this book is to disseminate state-of-the-art research and advances in the area of nuclear reactors technology. The book was divided in two parts.Topics discussed in the first part of this compilation include: experimental investigation and computational validation of thermal stratification in PWR reactors piping systems, new methods in doppler broadening function calculation for nuclear reactors fuel temperature, isothermal phase transformation of uranium-zirconium-niobium alloys for advanced nuclear fuel, reactivity Monte Carlo burnup simulations of enriched gadolinium burnable poison for PWR fuel, utilization of thermal analysis technique for study of uranium-molybdenum fuel alloy, probabilistic safety assessment applied to research reactors, and a review on the state-of-the art and current trends of next generation reactors. The second part includes: thermal hydraulics study for a ultra high temperature reactor with packed sphere fuels, benefits in using lead-208 coolant for fast reactors and accelerator driven systems, nuclear power as a basis for future electricity production in the world: Generation III and IV reactors, nanostructural materials and shaped solids for improvement and energetic effectiveness of nuclear reactors safety and radioactive wastes, multilateral nuclear approach to nuclear fuel cycles, and a cold analysis of the Fukushima accident.

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