Director of the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics
Valery Nickolaevich Shvetsov, Candidate of Physics and Mathematics.
Date and place of birth:
4 February 1963, Stavropol region, USSR.
Education and degrees:
- 1980–1986 Physics Department of Moscow State University. Graduated with honors
- 1996 Candidate of Physics and Mathematics (“Development of the Pulsed Ultracold Neutrons (UCN) Source and Perspectives of its Application”)
- 1986–1987 probationer, Nuclear Physics Dept., JINR Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics
- 1987–1994 Junior Researcher, FLNP JINR
- 1994–1999 Acting Head of Department of Nuclear Physics, FLNP JINR
- 1999–2001 Head of Department of Nuclear Physics, FLNP JINR
- 2001–2013 Deputy Director, FLNP JINR
- Since 2013 Director, FLNP JINR
Scientific and organizational activity:
- Since 1994 Supervisor of the Dept. scientific seminar
- 1992–2002 Scientific secretary of the annual International Seminar on Interaction of Neutrons with Nuclei (ISINN)
- Since 2002 Co-chairman of ISSIN
- Since 1997 Supervisor of the FLNP collaboration with Republic of Korea scientific centers in the field of neutron nuclear physics
- 2003–2006 FLNP, JINR: ISTC project manager (project is targeted on creation of the prototype Accelerator Driven System for nuclear waste transmutation)
- 2005–2010 Head of the IREN project for construction of the electron accelerator based resonance neutron source
- Since 2010 Invited professor at the Pohang Science and Technology University (POSTECH), Division of Advanced Nuclear Engineering.
- Neutron Nuclear physics,
- Nuclear data,
- Neutron and gamma detectors for spacecrafts,
- Nuclear waste management,
- Nuclear data for science and technology.
Author and co-author of 132 papers (55 in refereed journals).
Awards and honors:
- Honorable Diploma of JINR for many years fruitful activity (1996);
- NASA’s Group Achievement Award within The LRO Team (2010);
- Medal of the Order “For the Merit to the Fatherland”, 2nd class (2012);
- 2003–2006 ISTC grant №2267 “Construction of a Sub-critical Assembly Driven by a Proton Accelerator at Proton Energy 660 MeV for Experiments on Transmutation of Minor Actinides and Long Lived Fission Products: (Phase I: Design, Design Documentation and Safety Substantiation)”.