Valerio Giusti was born in Lucca, Italy, in 1969. He received the nuclear engineering degree (summa cum laude) on 1999, from the Faculty of Engineering of the Pisa University with a Master thesis on “Accelerator—Subcritical neutron amplifier system for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT).” On 2003, he received the Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Engineering of the Pisa University. His Ph.D. dissertation was “Neutronic design and validation of a facility for boron neutron capture therapy and research.” During the Ph.D. studies, he spent about half of the time at Studsvik (Sweden) where he performed R&D activities at the R2-0 Nuclear Research Reactor where two BNCT facilities were under construction. In particular, he was charged of the design of a large experimental cavity suitable for experiments under mixed-field irradiation conditions. From 2003 to 2005, he got a Research Fellowship on “Radiation transport models for neutron spectrometry and dosimetry.“ From 2007 to 2010, he held a fixed-term position as Researcher on the nuclear reactor physics field at the Department of Mechanical, Nuclear and Production Engineering developing computational neutron transport models. Since the end of 2010, he has held a position as Researcher in the field of nuclear reactor physics at the Faculty of Engineering of the Pisa University. His main interests are related to deterministic and stochastic neutron transport methods and their implementation into computational codes to simulate nuclear reactor cores.
Biography Updated on 7 September 2011