P2: Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (ENEA)


ENEA is a public research institution operating in the fields of energy, environment and new technologies to support competitiveness and sustainable development. It conducts scientific research and technology development activities that draw on a wide range of expertise, advanced facilities and tools located at its own eleven Research Centres, operating in support of ENEA programmes and the Nation productive system. The staff is about 3300 persons out of which more than 2000 are researchers engaged in R&D activities. ENEA is member of the European Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform. ENEA has been also participating in several International Committees and Working Groups of EURATOM, NEA and IAEA in charge to develop strategies and to carry out studies, in particular in the field of innovative fast reactors and advanced nuclear fuel cycles.

Key persons involved in the project:
Dr. Mariano Tarantino
received his University degree in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Pisa in 2004, and PhD degree in HLM thermal hydraulics in 2008. In the frame of the European Project IP-EUROTRANS (DEMETRA) he was mainly involved, as task leader, in the conceptual and experimental design of the Integral Circulation Experiment (ICE) aiming to characterize the thermal hydraulic behaviour of a liquid metal pool. Moreover he was involved in the design the NACIE loop, aiming to characterize the natural and gas enhanced circulation in the loop, as well as the heat exchange in heavy liquid metal loop under mixed and free convection.
In the frame of the LEADER Project (FP7) he is involved on the HLM technology assessment, as well in the frame of the THINS Project (FP7) he has been appointed as task leader for the integral test aiming to address the mixing and thermal stratification in HLM pool system.
Recently he has been appointed as coordinator for the work package “Generation IV nuclear systems” in the frame of the Italian National Programme on Nuclear Fission funded by the Italian Ministry of the Economical Development (MSE).

Alessandro Del Nevo got a PhD in Nuclear Safety at the University of Pisa (2007); “Laurea” (MSc) in Nuclear Engineering at University of Pisa (2002). Working at ENEA CR Brasimone since January 2011. Key qualifications: Licensing of nuclear power plant. Writing Chapter 15 of FSAR. Development, verification and application of method, methodologies and computer codes for nuclear design and safety analysis. Design of experiments in thermal hydraulic experimental facilities. Coordinating service contracts. Teaching seminars on nuclear safety.
Participation in other EC projects: EC TACIS R2.03/97 Project (2004-2006): “Software Development for Accident Analysis of VVER and RBMK Reactors in Russia”.EC TACIS R2.02/02 Project (2006-2008): “Development of safety analysis capabilities for VVER-1000 transient involving spatial variations of coolant proprieties (temperature or boron concentration at core inlet)”. EC FP 6 NURESIM (2005-2008) “European Platform for Nuclear Reactor Simulations”, EC FP 7 NURISP (2009-2010) “Nuclear reactor integrated simulation project”.

Ivan Di Piazza took his Msc degree in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Palermo in 1996, and his PhD in thermo-fluid dynamics applied to nuclear systems in 2000. During the PhD, he spent a period at KIT on numerical modeling of MHD flows and at Alfa-Laval/TetraPak on CFD of compact heat exchangers. He gained good skills in numerical modeling and CFD, developing also in-house codes at the CRS4 research centre (Cagliari, Italy). He spent a period at Ansaldo Nucleare and worked on CFD modeling of helical coiled SG for gen3+ nuclear plant. He has several publications in international journals concerning free convective heat transfer in heavy liquid metals, CFD of conjugate heat transfer problems, turbulence modeling and forced convection in helical pipes.