François Diaz-Maurin is an independent researcher and consultant at Decidia Research & Consulting in Barcelona, Spain. He is also a research associate in the Geotechnical Engineering & Geosciences (ETCG) group of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DECA) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) – BarcelonaTech in Spain and a network affiliate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University in California, United States. François has gained 15 years of international experience in scientific and strategic advice as well as in industrial and academic research. He is specialized in multi-scale integrated analysis, multi-criteria evaluation methods for decision support, and uncertainty management. His main areas of expertise are energy and nuclear technologies, radioactive waste management, and geological systems and infrastructures.
Dr. Diaz-Maurin has been trained in civil engineering (B.Sc./M.Sc., University of Rennes 1, 2004/2007, both with distinction), environmental and sustainability sciences (Ph.D., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2013, summa cum laude), and nuclear materials, geochemistry of radionuclides and nuclear security (postdoctoral training, Stanford University, 2017–2019). Before starting his Ph.D. in February 2011, he worked 4 years as a structural and mechanical engineer on various major R&D projects in the nuclear industry in France (construction of EDF’s EPR nuclear reactor in Flamanville at Setec TPI, Paris) and the United States (design of US EPR at Areva NP, Boston, MA and Hanford Vitrification Plant at Areva Federal Services, Boston, MA). From August 2017 to July 2019, he was a MacArthur Nuclear Security Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s CISAC and, from August 2019 to July 2020, he was a European Commission’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow and senior consultant at Amphos 21 Consulting S.L. in Barcelona, Spain.
Besides research and consulting, François is a classical music lover and an amateur cellist. .