François Diaz-Maurin is a Nuclear Security Visiting Scholar at CISAC for 2017-2019. His fellowship at CISAC is sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. He is also a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow sponsored by the European Commission.
François’ research at CISAC deals with issues related to the radioactive waste materials produced at commercial and military facilities in a context of uncertain energy transitions and persisting social concerns over nuclear energy technologies. It covers the theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects of the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle integrating knowledge from various disciplines in the science, engineering and social sciences areas.
Previously, François was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2016-2017) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2013-2016). He received both B.S. (2004, with distinction) and M.S. (2007, with distinction) degrees in civil engineering from the University of Rennes 1, France, and a Ph.D. degree in environmental science and technology (2013, summa cum laude) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. Before joining academia, François gathered four years of professional experience as an engineer in the design of nuclear energy technologies in Paris, France (2007-2008) and in Boston, USA (2009-2010).