François Diaz-Maurin is postdoctoral research fellow at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain. François earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Technology (summa cum laude) from UAB, in October 2013, under the supervision of ICREA Research Professor Mario Giampietro. Previously he earned his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees (both with distinctions) in Civil Engineering from the University of Rennes 1, in his hometown of Rennes, France. Before joining UAB in late 2010, François gathered four years of professional experience as a mechanical and structural engineer in the design of nuclear energy technologies in Paris, France (2007-2008) and in Boston, USA (2009-2010).
François is an internationally recognized expert in the integrated assessment of nuclear energy systems acting as member of several advisory boards, including the Advisory Board of the Nuclear Consulting Group (University College London) since 2015,as well as the Advisory Board of the HoNESt (History of Nuclear Energy and Society) interdisciplinary research project funded by the H2020 Euratom research training programme (2015-2018).
Besides, his several invited lectures (including CERN, Humboldt University, and Ecologic Institute), meetings (including Stanford University), research visits (including Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, National Institute of Advanced Studies in Ecuador, and Stellenbosch University in South Africa) and international collaborations in four different continents (Europe, North America, South America, and Africa) attest to his international reputation in various scientific circles.
François serves in several scientific editorial boards and review panels, including the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Energy Systems and Policy (since 2013), as well as the Review Panel of the Science and Global Security journal of Princeton University (since 2014).