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Marco Sumini

Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/18 Nuclear Reactor Physics

Curriculum vitae

Born in Alessandria, July 18th, 1955.

Laurea cum laude in Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, 1980.

Nuclear Engineering Master “G. Agnelli”, Laurea cum laude, Politecnico di Torino, 1982.

PhD in Energetics (I Cycle), Politecnico di Torino, 1987 with research projects on Energy Systems and Nuclear Reactor Physics. 1987 to date: Associate Professor (confirmed in 1991) of the Engineering Faculty of the University of Bologna. From 1987 charged of courses in Nuclear Reactor Physics for the College in Nuclear Engineering (Applied Neutronics, Nuclear Physics, Fission and Fusion Nuclear Reactor Physics, Advanced Nuclear Reactors) and, from 2005, for the College in Energy Engineering (Plasma Physics and Nuclear Reactor Physics, Radiation Protection).

From 2001 member of the Council of the PhD in Nuclear and Energy Engineering and Environmental Control of the Universiy of Bologna.

Present affiliation: Industrial Engineering Department, Montecuccolino Laboratory.

Researches on the modelization of Neutron Transport in Nuclear Reactors, Nuclear Reactor Dynamics, Particle Transport, Computational Methods, basic Plasma Physics and Complex System Dynamics, Pulsed Power Plasma Devices (Plasma Focus) for particle and radiation beam production for medical application.

Head of the Plasma Focus Laboratory of Montecuccolino Laboratory.

Member of AAAS, CNISM, INFN, IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment, member of the Scientific Council of the Italian Section) and of AIN (Associazione Italiana Nucleare, member of the Scientific Council).

Scientific consultant services and educational activities in partnership with ENEA, SOGIN, ALSTOM, CRF, EDISON, Mangiarotti.

From 2010, University of Bologna delegate in the Directive Council of the CIRTEN (Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Ricerca Tecnologica Nucleare) Consortium

Liaison Officer for the University of Bologna of the Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA).

Current research projects:

- Development of methods and codes for the analysis of the environmental impact of accidental releases of radioactive contaminants with application to nuclear power and fuel cycle plant decommissioning activities.

- Development of deterministic and Monte Carlo models for the core design of nuclear reactors. In partnership with UCB (University of California at Berkeley), CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, Centre de Cadarache), INL (Idaho National Laboratory), ENEA and in the framework of European Research Projects (EFIT and ELSY through ENEA, LEADER as UniBo) and national ones (Accordo di Programma Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico – ENEA, “Ricerca di Sistema Elettrico - Nuovo Nucleare da Fissione”)

- From 2004, head and scientific referee of the researches carried on in the framework of the "Study of Plasma Focus Devices Medical Applications in Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy" Project of the Alma Mater s.r.l. of Fondazione Alma Mater Project for the study of radioisotopes production for PET and particle beams for IORT applications. Inventor of several national and international related Patents.

- From the Academic Year 2008/09 Academic Director of the second level Master in Design and Management of Advanced Nuclear Systems of the University of Bologna.

- From 2010 to 2014, associated to the IEO (Istituto Europeo di Oncologia) research project,  with AIRC (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro) financial support, for the analysis of the effectiveness with respect to IORT of Plasma Focus devices (AIRC Grant Reference Code Project n. 10559 “Analysis of characteristics of Plasma Focus beams: its future oncological applications”). 

- From 2010 to 2013 Chair of the Italy-Japan Scientific Cooperation Project of the Italian Foreign Affairs Department (Progetti di Grande Rilevanza, PGR00079) for “PROMETHEUS Research Laboratory for proton, ion and coherent X radiation, based on laser-plasma interaction. Laser injector formation requirements for post-acceleration”.

- From 2012, scientific referee of the research program UniBo (Fondazione Alma Mater)-CEA (Centre de Cadarache) on the Jules Horowitz high flux reactor.

- From 2019, member of the Council of the PhD in Mechanics and Advanced Engineering Sciences (DIMSAI).

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