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Jorge Eduardo Fernandez

Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/18 Nuclear Reactor Physics

Head of Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna Representación en la República Argentina

Curriculum vitae

Jorge Eduardo Fernandez Invitti has completed his studies at the Faculty of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics of the State University of Córdoba, Argentina, earning the Licentiate Degree in Physics (1977), and the Ph.D. in Physics (1985) with a theoretical-experimental dissertation on a spectroscopic absolute method of analysis with nuclear techniques. Has obtained the acknowledgement for his Licentiate Degree in Physics earning the corresponding Italian Degree “Laurea in Physics” at the University of Bologna (1991). Has followed specialization courses at several academic institutions in Italy and abroad between 1980 and 1989. Has obtained several scholarships in Italy and abroad between 1979 and 1991 [among these, CONICET, Argentina; ICTP(IAEA-UNESCO); ENEA, Italia]. Has been research staff of CONICET, Argentina (1985-1993). From 1994-2005 was affiliated researcher of the Italian National Institute for Physics of Matter (INFM). From 1995-2005 was head of the research group Atomic and Molecular Physics of the local Unit  INFM of Bologna. From 2005 is Associate Researcher of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). Has been faculty at the State University of Cordoba (different positions) from 1979 to 1993 (last being Adjunct Professor, 1985-1993). In 1994 became Faculty (1994-2001, Research Assistant Professor of Measurements and Nuclear Instrumentation) at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Bologna. From 2001 is Associate Professor of Nuclear Reactor Physics, at the Engineering School of the University of Bologna. From 2016 is Director, Buenos Aires Campus of the University of Bologna (also named, in the Statuto of the University of Bologna: Centro di Studi Avanzati di Buenos Aires or, for the Argentinian Government: "Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna Representación en la República Argentina"), Argentina. This branch has the accreditation of the Ministry of Educacion of Argentina as the only foreign university to deliver degrees with legal value under the law of Argentina.

Scientific Activity

Has given several conferences and seminars in Italy and abroad. Has presented 25 invited lectures in international conferences. Has participated to the organization of several international conferences. In 1998 has been General Chairman of the European Conference on Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry (EDXRS-98), held at S. Giovanni in Monte, Bologna, Italia, 7-12 June 1998. In 2002 has been General Chairman of the international conference Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope Measurement Applications (IRRMA-V), held at Bologna, 9-14 June 2002. Scientific Programme Co-Chair della conferenza ISRP-10 e del workshop “Use of Monte Carlo Techniques for Design and Analysis of Radiation Detectors” Coimbra (Portugal) 17-23 Settembre 2006. Has been Chairman of the European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry (EXRS-2014) held in Bologna 15-20 June 2014. Has been Chair of the International Forum on Advances in Radiation Physics (FORUM-BA 2017) held at Buenos Aires 4-5 May 2017.
International Advisory Committee Member of the European Conferences on X-Ray Spectrometry (EXRS). From 1998-2001 was scientific consultant of the International Centre for Science and High Technology belonging to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (ICS-UNIDO). Different positions at the International Radiation Physics Society (ISRP): 2003-2006 Executive Councillor, 2007-2012 Vicepresident (Western Europe), from 2012 Secretary. Guest Editor of four special issues of the scientific journal X-Ray Spectrometry (1999 Vols 28/4 e 28/5, e 2015 Vols 44/3 e 44/4), one special issue of Nuclear Instruments and Methods B (2004 Vol 213), one special issue of Nuclear Instruments and Methods A (2007 Vol 580/1), one special issue of Radiation in Phtsics and Chemistry (2009 Vol 78/10) and Editor of five volumes (1999, 2002, 2005, 2014 and 2017). Editorial Board Member of X-Ray Spectrometry (John Wiley & Sons), from 2000-2003 and from 2014. Actually (term 2013-2017) is Receiving Editor of the scientific journal Applied Radiation and Isotopes (Elsevier). Is referee for different scientific magazines in his expertise areas. Has published more than 120 articles in scientific magazines distributed internationally, several of them as invited contributions.

Pedagogical activity

Actually is professor of Foundations of Informatics T (a-k) and of Computer Laboratory for Mechanical Engineering for the Mechanical Engineering career, and of Laboratory of Radioprotection M and Radiation transfer and particle transport (Graduate Course) for the Master Degree in Energy Engineering of the University of Bologna. He teaches also Transport of particles and radiation at the Specialization School in Medical Physics of the University of Bologna. In 2005 was visiting professor of the Politechnic University of Valencia (Spain) where he taught a PhD course. In 2007, 2009 and 2012 he tought Erasmus courses at the Institut Superieur Industriel de Bruxelles (Belgium).

Has been research advisor for several undergraduate and graduate students (from 1982 to now). Has been member of the dissertation commission for the Licentiate Degree in Physics at the University of Córdoba, Argentina (1982-1987), and for the Nuclear Engineering Degree at the University of Bologna, Italy (from 1996-97 to now). Has been external commission member for the Ph.D. Degree (1995, University of Antwerp, Belgium 2003, Polytechnic of Milan; 2004, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain; 2007, University of Milan; 2014, University of Surrey (UK); 2015, University of Trento). Has been (2000-2011) member of the advisory commission for the Ph.D. in Energetic, Nuclear and Environmental Control Engineering of the University of Bologna. From 2012 is member of the advisory commission for the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Sciences of Engineering (DIMSAI) of the University of Bologna.


Coordinator of european Erasmus exchange programs with Spain (Polytecnic  Universiy of Valencia, and Universiy of Barcelona), Portugal (University of Coimbra), Sweden ( Chalmers University, Goteborg), and Czech Repubic (Prague Technical Universiy). Coordinator of the cooperation agreement between the University of Bologna and the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. Member of the Integrated Resarch Team supporting the Brazilian program Science without Borders with the scientific copoperation Mathematical models for radiation transport. From 2014 Council Member of Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Buenos Aires of the University of Bologna.