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Dr. Jordi Roglans-Ribas

Dr. Jordi Roglans-RibasDr. Jordi Roglans-Ribas

Director
Nuclear Engineering Division

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Dr. Roglans-Ribas is the Director of Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering (NE) Division. He is a senior nuclear engineer and has worked in the NE Division at Argonne since 1987. Dr. Roglans-Ribas is the Argonne Program Director for the NNSA’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) Reactor Conversion program. The program’s mission is to minimize, and to the extent possible eliminate, the use of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) in civil applications by converting research and test reactors to the use of low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel and targets for the production of medical isotopes. The program develops and qualifies high-density LEU fuel to enable reactor conversion, develops methods and performs analysis to support reactor conversion and licensing, and develops technologies to enable the use of LEU for production of molybdenum-99 for medical applications.

Previous assignments include Associate Director of Argonne’s Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative Program, Technical Director of the International Expert Group for the development of assessment methodologies for proliferation resistance and physical protection of Generation IV nuclear energy systems, co-chair of the Evaluation Methodology Group during the Generation IV nuclear energy systems Technology Roadmap, and U.S. system integration manager and co-chair of the Generation IV International Forum Steering Committee for the Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR). Dr. Roglans-Ribas previously worked as project manager in the Plant Safety Evaluation element of the DOE’s International Nuclear Safety Program, leading projects in safety analyses and computational tool validation for Russian-designed nuclear power plants, as well as analysis of SFRs and associated facilities.

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Argonne, China sign agreement to develop Zero Power Test Facility
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) have signed an agreement to develop a Zero Power Test Facility (ZPTF) at the CIAE that will be used in the ongoing Global Threat Reduction Initiative – Conversion Program, GTRI-Conversion...
:: Read full story -- Nuclear Engineering Division Highlights (Oct. 28, 2010)

Awards

  • Office of Global Threat Reduction, Award for Outstanding Achievement, U.S. Department of Energy, for contributions to the GTRI-Reactor Conversion program, 2011
  • Secretary of Energy Achievement Award, U.S. Department of Energy, 2009

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