Borut Mavko, Ph.D.


Borut Mavko is a Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant to Talisman. He also is presently the head of the Reactor Engineering Division of the J. Stefan Institute in Ljubljana and full professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. He has been associated with nuclear engineering and technology for more than 40 years, specifically with the construction, licensing and operation from the start of the Krsko NPP project in Slovenia. His research interests include nuclear safety, transient and accident analysis, probabilistic safety analysis, and waste management. On these subjects he has authored or co-authored several hundred journal and conference publications and served as lead scientist, consultant and expert on various technical committees and missions of the IAEA. He has been actively involved in different capacities, with multilateral safety research projects and educational programs in the European Union and globally. He is a full member of the Engineering Academy of Slovenia.

In 1980, he initiated and developed the first graduate program in nuclear engineering at the University of Ljubljana. As the Chair of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Ljubljana he has managed and continuously upgraded the program since its beginning. As a lecturer, he has successfully delivered courses dealing with nuclear engineering, nuclear safety and reliability and he has been the supervisor for a number of student masters degree theses and doctorates. Recently he has been engaged to assist in developing a graduate program in Power Engineering at a newly established faculty at the University of Maribor, in Slovenia. In the framework of the European Union he has been among the pioneers who set up the European Nuclear Education Network, a nonprofit association of European universities and research institutes with nuclear programs, where he now serves on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Mavko holds a diploma in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), an M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maribor (Slovenia).