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Chief Consultant & Founder, Decidia Research & Consulting
François Diaz-Maurin

I am the chief consultant and founder of Decidia Research & Consulting, a young Spain-based company specialized in integrated analysis and methods for decision support. I have gained 15 years of international experience in scientific and strategic advice as well as in industrial and academic research. I am specialized in multi-scale integrated analysis and multi-criteria evaluation methods for decision support, conflict management and uncertainty management. My main areas of expertise are nuclear energy installations, radioactive waste management systems, energy supply systems, natural resource management, as well as large infrastructure projects.

I am a scientist and engineer trained in nuclear materials, geochemistry of radionuclides and nuclear security (Stanford University, 2017–2019), environmental science and technology (Ph.D., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2013, summa cum laude), and civil engineering (B.Sc./M.Sc., University of Rennes 1, 2004/2007, both with distinction). Before starting my Ph.D. in February 2011, I worked 4 years as a structural and mechanical engineer on various major R&D projects in the nuclear industry in France (construction of EDF’s EPR nuclear reactor in Flamanville at Setec TPI, Paris) and the United States (design of US EPR at Areva NP, Boston, MA and Hanford Vitrification Plant at Areva Federal Services, Boston, MA). From August 2017 to July 2019, I was a MacArthur Nuclear Security Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University in California, United States and, from August 2019 to July 2020, I was a European Commission’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow and senior consultant at Amphos 21 Consulting S.L., Barcelona, Spain. I am now an external consultant with Amphos 21 and a network affiliate of Stanford’s CISAC.

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