Prof. Igor Pioro


Professor Igor Pioro – Ph.D. (1983); Doctor of Technical Sciences (1992); Professional Engineer (Ontario, Canada) (2008); Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2021); Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2012), Canadian Academy of Engineering (2023), Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME) (2015), and Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) (2013); life-time member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) (2004), and member of Canadian NS (CNS) (2010); is an internationally recognized scientist within the areas of nuclear engineering (thermalhydraulics of nuclear reactors, Generation-IV nuclear-reactor concepts, etc.) and thermal sciences / engineering (boiling, forced convection including supercritical pressures, etc. (https://nuclear.ontariotechu.ca/people/faculty/dr-igor-pioro.php).

He is author/co-author of more than 535 publications  13 technical books, 49 chapters in encyclopedias, handbooks, and books, 101 papers in refereed journals, 300 papers in refereed proceedings of international and national conferences and symposiums, 26 patents and inventions, and 46 major technical reports.

Dr. Pioro graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kiev Polytechnic Institute” with M.A.Sc. in Thermal Physics in 1979.  After that, he has worked on various positions including an engineer, senior scientist, deputy director, professor, director of a graduate program in nuclear engineering, and associate dean.  Currently, he is associated with the Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (brand name: Ontario Tech University) (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).

Dr. Pioro is a Founding Editor – Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science (J. NERS).  He was a Chair of the Executive Committee of the Nuclear Engineering Division (NED) of the ASME (2011-2012) and a Chair of the International Conference On Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-20) (2011-2012).

Professor Pioro has received many international and national awards and certificates of appreciation including Certificate of Appreciation for establishing the ASME J. NERS and in recognition of outstanding and distinguished service as an Editor of the Journal 2014 – 2020 (ASME); Harold A. Smith Outstanding Contribution Award from CNS (2017), Medal 60th Anniversary of NED (Nuclear Engineering Division of ASME) (2016); Service Recognition Award from the ASME (2014); Honorary Doctor’s Degree from National Technical University of Ukraine “Kiev Polytechnic Institute” (2013); The CNS Education and Communication Award (2011); UOIT Research Excellence Award (2011); ICONE Award from ASME (2009); Medal of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for the best scientific work of a young scientist (1990); Badge “Inventor of the USSR” for implementation of inventions into industry (1990); etc.