Vincenzo V. Rondinella is Head of the Hot Cells Unit at the Institute for Transuranium Elements.
The Hot Cells Unit carries out post-irradiation examination of conventional and advanced nuclear fuel. Safety-relevant properties and behaviour during normal and off-normal operating conditions, up to severe accident scenarios involving fuel degradation/melting, are investigated. The experimental studies cover nuclear fuel in the reactor and spent fuel during cooling, transportation and storage. The research is performed in partnership with research and/or safety organisations, regulators and industry.
In 1987 Vincenzo graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Bologna. He then obtained a MSc (May 1991) and PhD (Jan 1994) at Rutgers University, USA. In 1994 he joined the JRC. He is co-author of more than 150 publications and has experience as lecturer at universities and schools.