François Diaz-Maurin is a Nuclear Security Visiting Scholar at CISAC for 2017-2019. His fellowship at CISAC is sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. He is also a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow sponsored by the European Commission.
François’ research at CISAC deals with the general question of how to manage in the long term the growing stocks of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) produced at commercial power plants in a context of uncertain transitions and persisting societal concerns over nuclear energy technologies. His research seeks to merge three academically separated but intellectually related and complementary research strands for the holistic study of nuclear energy systems: Integrated Assessment, Nuclear Waste Management, and Science for Governance.
Previously, François was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2016-2017) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2013-2016). He received both B.S. (2004, with distinction) and M.S. (2007, with distinction) degrees in civil engineering from the University of Rennes 1, France, and a Ph.D. degree in environmental science and technology (2013, summa cum laude) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. Before joining academia, François gathered four years of professional experience as an engineer in the design of nuclear energy technologies in Paris, France (2007-2008) and in Boston, USA (2009-2010).