Writing

Over the course of my academic career, I have published more than 40 scientific articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces — ninety percent as first author and collaborating with more than 30 different co-authors.

Opinion, Reporting & Feature Stories

Russia says Ukraine is preparing a “dirty bomb.” Is it true, and what does it mean? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, October 27, 2022. With Dan Drollette.
Nowhere to hide: How a nuclear war would kill you—and almost everyone else. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, October 20, 2022. With Thomas Gaulkin.
“Not a bluff:” Losing ground in Ukraine, Putin raises nuclear threats. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September 21, 2022.
Experts weigh in on the risk of disaster at a Ukrainian nuclear power plant. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, August 19, 2022.
NPT Review Conference: Will it rise to the proliferation challenges? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, August 3, 2022.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine invalidates key international relations assumptions. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, February 27, 2022.
Going beyond the nuclear controversy. Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48(1): 25–26.
Fukushima: Consequences of Systemic Problems in Nuclear Plant Design. Economic & Political Weekly (Mumbai), 46(13): 10–12. 26 March, 2011.

Papers in Academic Journals

Vidal R., S. Olivella, M.W. Saaltink, and F. Diaz-Maurin (2022). Heat storage efficiency, ground surface uplift and thermo-hydro-mechanical phenomena for high-temperature aquifer thermal energy storage. Geothermal Energy, 10(23).
Diaz-Maurin F., J. Yu, and R.C. Ewing (2021). Socio-technical multi-criteria evaluation of long-term spent nuclear fuel management strategies: A framework and method. Science of the Total Environment, 777(C), 146086.
Diaz-Maurin F. and R.C. Ewing (2020). Integration of the Back-end of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: An Overview. MRS Advances, 5 (5-6), 253-264.
Diaz-Maurin F. and R.C. Ewing (2019). Probabilistic Performance Assessment vs. the Safety Case Approach. MRS Advances, 4 (17–18), 987–992.
Diaz-Maurin F., H.C. Sun, J. Yu, and R.C. Ewing (2019). Evolution and Structure of the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. MRS Advances, 4 (17–18), 959–964.
Diaz-Maurin F. and R.C. Ewing (2018). Mission Impossible? Socio-technical Integration of Nuclear Waste Geological Disposal Systems. Sustainability, 10(12): 4390.
Diaz-Maurin F. (2018). Chronic long-term risk of low-level radiation exposure: Bridging the lay/expert divide. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 74(5): 335–339.
Diaz-Maurin F., Z. Chiguvare and G. Gope (2018). Scarcity in abundance: the challenges of promoting energy access in the Southern African region. Energy Policy, 120: 110–120.
Kiravu C., F. Diaz-Maurin, M. Giampietro, A.C. Brent, S.G.F. Bukkens, Z. Chiguvare, A.M. Gasennelwe-Jeffrey, G. Gope, Z. Kovacic, L. Magole, J.K. Musango, U. Ruiz-Rivas Hernando, S. Smith, A. Vázquez Barquero, and F. Yunta Mezquita (2017). Proposing a Master’s Programme on Participatory Integrated Assessment of Energy Systems to Promote Energy Access and Energy Efficiency in Southern Africa. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 19(3): 622-641.
Diaz-Maurin F. (2016). Power capacity: A key element in sustainability assessment. Ecological Indicators, 66(C): 467–480.
Diaz-Maurin F. and Z. Kovacic (2015). The unresolved controversy over nuclear power: A new approach from complexity theory. Global Environmental Change, 31(C): 207–216.

Book Chapters

Bruno J., Duro L. and F. Diaz-Maurin (2020). “Spent fuel storage and disposal”. Chapter 13. In: Piro M. (Ed.). Advances in Nuclear Fuel Chemistry (pp. 527–553). Woodhead Publishing.
Giampietro M. and F. Diaz-Maurin (2014). “The Energy Grammar”. Chapter 8. In: Giampietro M., Aspinall R.J., Ramos-Martín J. and Bukkens S.G.F. (Eds.) (2014). Resource Accounting for Sustainability: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use (pp. 90–115). London: Routledge.
Serrano-Tovar T., J. Cadillo Benalcazar, F. Diaz-Maurin, Z. Kovacic, C. Madrid, M. Giampietro, R.J. Aspinall, J. Ramos-Martin, and S.G.F. Bukkens (2014). “The Republic of Mauritius”. Chapter 12. In: Giampietro M., Aspinall R.J., Ramos-Martín J. and Bukkens S.G.F. (Eds.) (2014). Resource Accounting for Sustainability: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use (pp. 163–180). London: Routledge.
Madrid-Lopez C., J. Cadillo-Benalcazar, F. Diaz-Maurin, Z. Kovacic, T. Serrano-Tovar, T. Gomiero, M. Giampietro, R.J. Aspinall, J. Ramos-Martin, and S.G.F. Bukkens (2014). “Punjab State, India”. Chapter 13. In: Giampietro M., Aspinall R.J., Ramos-Martín J. and Bukkens S.G.F. (Eds.) (2014). Resource Accounting for Sustainability: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use (pp. 181–193). London: Routledge.
Diaz-Maurin F., J. Cadillo Benalcazar, Z. Kovacic, C. Madrid, T. Serrano-Tovar, M. Giampietro, R.J. Aspinall, and J. Ramos-Martin (2014). “The Republic of South Africa”. Chapter 14. In: Giampietro M., Aspinall R.J., Ramos-Martín J. and Bukkens S.G.F. (Eds.) (2014). Resource Accounting for Sustainability: The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use (pp. 194–213). London: Routledge.
Diaz-Maurin F. and Giampietro, M. (2013). Complex Systems and Energy. In: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier.

Updated on November 22, 2022.

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