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KIT: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany

KIT is one of the largest science and engineering research institutions in Europe, its research and development programme being embedded in the super ordinate structure of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres (HGF) which concentrates on the five research areas of Energy, Structure of Matter, Earth and Environment, Health, and Key Technologies. The KIT-Programme 'Nuclear Safety Research NUKLEAR' is part of the HGF research area 'Energy' and defines the strategic outlines of the R&D activities in the two programme topics 'Safety Research for Nuclear Reactors' and 'Safety Research for Nuclear Waste Disposal', the latter including work on Partitioning and Transmutation. Six academic Institutes of KIT contribute scientifically to these activities.

Large Scale Research Sector , which is an integral part of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has an analytical accounting system which allows it to identify its actual indirect costs. Therefore, and notwithstanding the provisions of article II.15.3, Large Scale Research Sectormay declare indirect costs in FP7 grant agreements based on its actual indirect costs, despite the fact that the beneficiary has opted for a flat rate.

Vincenzo Romanello , Master Degree in Nuclear Engineering in 2003 in the University of Pisa (Italy) – final voting 110/110; PhD in Materials Engineering in 2008 in the University of Salento (Italy). Experience on thorium fuel cycles and compilation of an innovative computer code (based on a NEA contract) for the evaluation of the fuel cycles performances (CARL 2.3). Current research work on nuclear fuel cycles and scenarios in IKET (Institute for Nuclear and Energy Technologies), KIT.

Dr. Aleksandra Schwenk-Ferrero , was graduated in Mathematics from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow in 1978 and obtained her PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (Germany) in 1990. From 1978 to 1984 she worked as scientist in the Institute of Nuclear Physics (Polish Academy of Science) in Cracow. Aleksandra joined the Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Engineering, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe in 1984. Over last seven years she has been responsible for the fuel cycle studies and scenario analyses at the Institute for Nuclear and Energy Technologies of KIT. Through her career she has developed considerable experience in reactor physics, transmutation, fuel cycle modelling and scenario studies of nuclear reactor systems: critical (thermal and fast) as well as subcritical (ADS). She is internationally recognised as an expert and has been a member of several international Working Parties of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. She is an author of more than 50 publications in the field of nuclear fuel cycle, reactor analyses and scenario studies.

Dr. Werner Maschek , Degree and PhD in Technical Physics, Technical University Graz, Austria (1974). Since 1974 Institute for Reactor Physics, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. Staff member Los Alamos National Laboratory (1981-1983). Currently Institute for Nuclear and Energy Technologies, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany. Section Head of Transmutation Section. Head of SIMMER-III/IV safety code development group and European co-ordinator. Long-term experience in reactor safety analysis, including definition and interpretation of safety related experiments. Current research work deals with safety analyses/code development for accelerator driven systems, fast reactors for nuclear waste incineration and general fuel cycle issues.