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A/Professor Ondrej Muránsky

Ondrej Muransky

A/Professor Ondrej Muránsky

Research Program Manager

Role at ANSTO

A/Prof Ondrej Muransky is a Research Program Manager of the Reactor Systems research program, which is focused on the materials' performance and their degradation in operating conditions of various reactor systems. Apart from the program manager role, he leads a number of defence projects focused on the development of multi-scale multi-physics numerical simulations of advanced manufacturing methodologies, and the development of novel materials for extreme environments. Furthermore, he also represents Australia at Generation IV International Forum (GIF) under OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, and he holds Adjunct Associate Professor positions at the University of New South Wales, and the University of Sydney.

His background is in materials science and engineering with the focus on the performance of the materials in extreme operating conditions of advanced reactor systems (e.g., high-temperature degradation, molten salt corrosion, radiation damage), and multi-scale multi-physics numerical simulations. Ondrej combines state-of-the-art experimental techniques (e.g., neutron, synchrotron, microscopy) with novel high-fidelity numerical methodologies to gain insight into the multi-scale behaviour of materials in extreme operating conditions. He also works on the development of multi-physics numerical simulations of advanced manufacturing processes and machine learning predictions for high-efficiency models capturing materials behaviour in operating conditions.   

Expertise

Material performance and degradation in advanced reactor systems (i.e. high temperature, molten salt corrosion, and radiation), thermo-metallurgical and thermo-mechanical numerical simulations of welding and additive manufacturing, multi-scale crystal plasticity numerical simulations, neutron & synchrotron diffraction, microscopy & Electron Back-Scatter Diffraction (EBSD), machine learning and advanced data analyses

Qualifications and Achievements

  • Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, 2021
  • Applying Machine Learning to Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, 2021
  • Machine Learning, Modeling, and Simulation Principles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, 2021
  • Quantum Algorithms for Cybersecurity, Chemistry, and Optimization, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, 2020
  • Introduction to Quantum Computing & Quantum Computing Algorithms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, 2020
  • Leadership in an Exponentially Changing World, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, 2020
  • World Nuclear University, University of Oxford, UK, 2011
  • Ph.D. in Physics of Condensed Matter and Material Research, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Czech Republic, 2006
  • Neutron Scattering, University of Oxford, UK, 2005
  • Marie Curie Fellowship, University of Salford, Materials and Physics Research Centre, Manchester, UK, 2005
  • M.Sc. in Materials Engineering of Metallic and Non-Metallic Materials, Faculty of Metallurgy, Technical University, Slovak Republic, 2003

Committees, affiliations and memberships

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney
  • Chair, Material & Design Working Group, Very High Reactor Systems Generation IV Forum
  • Member, Project Management Board & System Steering Committee, Very High Reactor Systems & Molten Salt Reactor, Generation IV Forum