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Conference Chair

Markus Piro, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Dr.Markus Piro is currently a Canada Research Chair in Nuclear Fuels and Materials at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Previously, he was the Head of the Fuel Modelling and Fission Product Transport Section at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. His primary research interests are in computational thermodynamics, nuclear fuel engineering, multi-scale multi-physics modelling & simulation of various materials, and experimental & computational fluid dynamics. Dr. Piro received a  BSc.Eng. and MSc.Eng. in Mechanical & Materials Engineering from Queens University and a PhD in& Nuclear Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada in conjunction with the Computer Science & Mathematics Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). After completing his graduate studies, he spent two years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Materials Science & Technology Division at ORNL. He has also consulted in both nuclear and aerospace sectors for industry and government in Canada and the USA.