Jorge Spitalnik – Member


Jorge Spitalnik

University Titles: DIC Nuclear Power (Imperial College, University of London, U.K.); Génie Atomique Engineer (INSTN-University of Paris, France); Mechanical Engineer (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Industrial Engineer (University of Uruguay).

Chartered Engineer in: U.K., Brazil and Uruguay.

Professional Experience: Head, Steam Generation Department, Institute of Mechanics, and Assistant Professor of Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Professor, Nuclear Reactor Physics and Nuclear Power Generation, Faculty of Engineering, University of Uruguay. Director, Nuclear Research Center Project, University of Uruguay. Professional Officer, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for Nuclear Power Technology and Economic Studies. Project management functions at CBTN (Brazilian Nuclear Technology Company), NUCLEBRÁS, NUCLEN and ELETRONUCLEAR of Brazil. Director of UNDP/BRAZIL Project on Nuclear Manpower Qualification and Training. IAEA Consultant for Nuclear Project Management, Operational Safety Services and Nuclear Safety Culture. Advisor to the President at INB (Nuclear Industries of Brazil) and ELETRONUCLEAR.

Activities at Professional Organizations: Currently: President-Elect, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO); Member, Board of Directors of the American Nuclear Society (ANS); Executive Director of UPADI (Pan American Union of Engineers); Member, Executive Committee of the Latin American Section of the ANS (LAS/ANS); Member of the Executive Council of the Brazilian Federation of Engineering Associations (FEBRAE). Previously: Vice-President of WFEO; Chair, WFEO Standing Energy Committee; Chair, WFEO-UN Relations Committee; WFEO Delegate at the U.N. Commission of Sustainable Development; Vice-Chair of WFEO-COMTECH (Standing Committee for Technology Transfer, Exchange and Evaluation); Vice-President UPADI South Cone-Brazil Region; Vice President of FEBRAE; President, International Committee of ANS; President, Special Nuclear Societies Cooperation Committee of ANS; Member, Executive Committee of the Environmental Science Division of ANS;  Chair, INSC (International Nuclear Societies Council); Chair, INEA (International Nuclear Energy Academy); Chair, Latin American Section of ANS; IAEA, Alternate Governor; Member, IAEA 1st Safeguards Committee; Delegate, Tlatelolco Treaty Constitution.

Professional Societies and Academies Membership: Fellow, American Nuclear Society; Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), U.K.; Member, Pan American Academy of Engineers (API); Member, International Nuclear Energy Academy (INEA); Member, Editorial Advisory Panel of “Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Energy”, U.K.

Awards and distinctions: INSC – “Global Award” (2006); LAS/ANS – Award on “Publication of the Year” (1996, 1998 and 2008), and Award on “Personality of the Year for Nuclear Energy Development in Latin America” (2005); ANS – 2015 Bennett Lewis Award for Sustainable Energy and Development; Certificate of Recognition to the President of the Meeting of the Americas (1998); Presidential Certificate of Appreciation (2000); Presidential Citation (2003).

Publications: More than 135 publications on Energy Generation and Economics, Education and Professional Qualification.