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Giovanni Pastore, Ph.D.

Research and Development Scientist

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Biography:
Giovanni Pastore, Ph.D., is a research and development scientist at Idaho National Laboratory, where he leads the developers team for the nuclear fuel analysis code BISON. Dr. Pastore earned his master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering (2008) and Ph.D. cum laude (2012) from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Besides INL, he has worked at the European Commission (JRC-ITU Karlsruhe, Germany), the Halden Reactor Project (Norway) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research focuses mainly on software development for engineering nuclear fuel performance analysis and on advanced modeling of fission gas behavior.

Education:

​​Ph.D., Radiation Science and Technology - Politecnico di Milano

M.S., Nuclear Engineering - Politecnico di Milano

B.S., Physics Engineering - Politecnico di Milano

Publications:

​​M. Tonks, D. Andersson, R. Devanathan, R. Dubourg, A. El-Azab, M. Freyss, F. Iglesias, K. Kulacsy, G. Pastore, S.R. Phillpot , M. Welland, Unit mechanisms of fission gas release: Current understanding and future needs, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 504, pp. 300-317, 2018.


D. Pizzocri, G. Pastore, T. Barani, A. Magni, L. Luzzi, P. Van Uffelen, S.A. Pitts, A. Alfonsi, J.D. Hales, A model describing intra-granular fission gas behaviour in oxide fuel for advanced engineering tools, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 502, pp. 323-330, 2018.


L. Luzzi, L. Cognini, D. Pizzocri, T. Barani, G. Pastore, A. Schubert, T. Wiss, P. Van Uffelen, Helium diffusivity in oxide nuclear fuel: Critical data analysis and new correlations, Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 330, 265-271, 2018.


K.A. Gamble, T. Barani, D. Pizzocri, J.D. Hales, K.A. Terrani, G. Pastore, An investigation of FeCrAl cladding behavior under normal operating and loss of coolant conditions, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 491, pp. 55-66, 2017.


D. Pizzocri, F. Cappia, L. Luzzi, G. Pastore, V.V. Rondinella, P. Van Uffelen, A semi-empirical model for the formation and depletion of the high burnup structure in UO2, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 487, pp. 23-29, 2017.


T. Barani, E. Bruschi, D. Pizzocri, G. Pastore, P. Van Uffelen, R.L. Williamson, L. Luzzi, Analysis of transient fission gas behaviour in oxide fuel using BISON and TRANSURANUS, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 486, pp. 96-110, 2017.


B.W. Spencer, R.L. Williamson, D.S. Stafford, S.R. Novascone, J.D. Hales, G. Pastore, 3D modeling of missing pellet surface defects in BWR fuel, Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 307, pp. 155-171, 2016.


D. Pizzocri, C. Rabiti, L. Luzzi, T. Barani, P. Van Uffelen, G. Pastore, PolyPole-1: An accurate numerical algorithm for intra-granular fission gas release, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 478, pp. 333-342, 2016.


R.L. Williamson, K.A. Gamble, D.M. Perez, S.R. Novascone, G. Pastore, R.J. Gardner, J.D. Hales, W. Liu, A. Mai, Validating the BISON fuel performance code to integral LWR experiments, Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 301, pp. 232-244, 2016.


M.R. Tonks, X.-Y. Liu, D. Andersson, D. Perez, A. Chernatynskiy, G. Pastore, C.R. Stanek, R. Williamson, Development of a multiscale thermal conductivity model for fission gas in UO2, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 469, pp. 89-98, 2016.


G. Pastore, L.P. Swiler, J.D. Hales, S.R. Novascone, D.M. Perez, B.W. Spencer, L. Luzzi, P. Van Uffelen, R.L. Williamson, Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of fission gas behavior in engineering-scale fuel modeling, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 456, pp. 398-408, 2015.


J.D. Hales, M.R. Tonks, F.N. Gleicher, B.W. Spencer, S.R. Novascone, R.L. Williamson, G. Pastore, D.M. Perez, Advanced multiphysics coupling for LWR fuel performance analysis, Annals of Nuclear Energy, vol. 84, pp. 98-110, 2015.


P. Chakraborty, M.R. Tonks, G. Pastore, Modeling the influence of bubble pressure on grain boundary separation and fission gas release, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 452, pp. 95-101, 2014.


D.A. Andersson, P. Garcia, X.-Y. Liu, G. Pastore, M.R. Tonks, P.C. Millett, B. Dorado, D.R. Gaston, D. Andrs, R.L. Williamson, R.C. Martineau, B.P. Uberuaga, C.R. Stanek, Atomistic modeling of intrinsic and radiation-enhanced fission gas (Xe) diffusion in UO2±x: Implications for nuclear fuel performance modeling, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 451, pp. 225-242, 2014.


J.D. Hales, S.R. Novascone, B.W. Spencer, R.L. Williamson, G. Pastore, D.M. Perez, Verification of the BISON fuel performance code, Annals of Nuclear Energy, vol. 71, pp. 81-90, 2014.


J.D. Hales, R.L. Williamson, S.R. Novascone, D.M. Perez, B.W. Spencer, G. Pastore, Multidimensional multiphysics simulation of TRISO particle fuel, Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 443, pp. 531-543, 2013.


G. Pastore, L. Luzzi, V. Di Marcello, P. Van Uffelen, Physics-based modelling of fission gas swelling and release in UO2 applied to integral fuel rod analysis, Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 256, pp. 75-86, 2013.


P. Van Uffelen, G. Pastore, V. Di Marcello, L. Luzzi, Multiscale modelling for the fission gas behaviour in the TRANSURANUS code, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 477-488, 2011.

Awards:

​Exceptional Contributions Programs Awards, Idaho National Laboratory (2015, 2016, 2017)
Copyright award for the BISON code, Idaho National Laboratory (2015)
Outstanding Performance Award, Idaho National Laboratory (2014)
Employee Special Recognition Award from Associate Laboratory Director, Idaho National Laboratory (2013)

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