Biography
Prof. Gheorghe VIERU
Prof. Gheorghe VIERU
AREN/c.o. Institute for Nuclear Research, Romania
Biography: 
Dr. Gheorghe Vieru is currently PhD and Senior Scientific Nuclear Security’s Research Worker at AREN/c.o. Institute for Nuclear Research. He got his PhD on Reliability Engineering and Risk Assessment at Transylvania University of Brasov,in 1997. His background is in EE-Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Jassy, Romania. He joined to the nuclear field in 1975 and received education and training on nuclear technology at Studsvik Energitekhnic AB, Sweden under the IAEA Vienna (International Atomic Energy Agency) as a fellow. Within Institute for Nuclear Research he led the Reliability and Testing Department where he carried out reliability studies and experimental reliability parameters determination for nuclear equipments and installation intended to be used at NPP CANDU Cernavoda, Romania. He also served for many years as Associate Professor at University of Pitesti, Electronics Department where he teaches students on reliability engineering in nuclear field. Based on his experience got in nuclear field, especially in nuclear fuel cycle-RAM (Radioactive Material) transportation and storage, he got more than 8 Scientific Research Contracts concluded with the IAEA Vienna where he served as CSI-Chief Scientific Investigator. Among these contracts the problem of data evaluation of potential radiological consequences due to RAM transportation and storage was of high priority. Other contracts were on strengthening and enhancing safety and security of NPP-nuclear power plants and , generally, for nuclear facilities. In 1996 he was appointed as an IAEA technical expert on safety and risk assessment. With this occasion he took part, at different IAEA official missions, as well as at more scientific visits in Germany, USA, Canada, Great Britain. He represents Romania at Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea (2012) and La Hague, The Netherland, (2014). He participated in more than 70 internal and International Scientific Conferences on nuclear field. He is the author of more than 150 published scientific papers and internal reports on nuclear technology and not only.