François Diaz-Maurin is a researcher, consultant and founder of Decidia Research & Consulting based in Barcelona, Spain. He is also an external consultant at Amphos 21 Consulting S.L., Barcelona, Spain and an affiliate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University in California, United States. François has gained 15 years of international experience in scientific and strategic advice as well as in industrial and academic research. He is specialized in multi-scale integrated analysis and multi-criteria evaluation methods for decision support, conflict analysis and uncertainty management. His main areas of expertise are nuclear energy facilities, radioactive waste management, natural resource management, energy systems, and infrastructures.
Dr. Diaz-Maurin is a scientist and engineer trained in nuclear materials, geochemistry of radionuclides and nuclear security (Stanford University, 2017–2019), environmental science and technology (Ph.D., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2013, summa cum laude), and civil engineering (B.Sc./M.Sc., University of Rennes 1, 2004/2007, both with distinction). Before starting his Ph.D. in February 2011, he worked 4 years as a structural and mechanical engineer on various major R&D projects in the nuclear industry in France (construction of EDF’s EPR nuclear reactor in Flamanville at Setec TPI, Paris) and the United States (design of US EPR at Areva NP, Boston, MA and Hanford Vitrification Plant at Areva Federal Services, Boston, MA). From August 2017 to July 2019, he was a MacArthur Nuclear Security Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s CISAC and, from August 2019 to July 2020, he was a European Commission’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow and senior consultant at Amphos 21.