PD Dr. rer. nat. Giuseppe Modolo
„The interdisciplinary exchange stimulates the progress in science and technology.“
Mr. Modolo studied chemistry at the RWTH Aachen University. He finished his diploma thesis in 1990 and prepared his doctoral thesis at the Research Centre Jülich. Postdoctoral, in 1993, he initially worked as a junior researcher at the Institute for Chemical Technology of Research Centre Jülich on the topic: "Investigations on the separation of iodine-129 from the filter material AC 6120 in view of future transmutation" and "Investigations on the interaction of iodine with high-energy protons from 145 to 2600 MeV: measurement of cross sections".
Since 1996, Mr. Modolo is head of the working group "Partitioning of actinides for transmutation" at the Institute for Safety Research and Reactor Technology. Since 2009, he is head and deputy director of the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Nuclear Waste and Nuclear Safety (IEK-6) of the Research Centre Jülich.
Mr. Modolo has been working for 18 years on various topics and projects on Partitioning & Transmutation. He is a recognized expert in the field of actinides chemistry, the fabrication of ceramic materials for remanufacturing of fuels and the development of hydrometallurgical process for actinide partitioning. He has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, patents, books and conference proceedings. Since 1996, he is involved in several European partitioning projects (NEWPART, PARTNEW, EUROPART, ACSEPT) as well as studies for novel and advanced fuels (Thorium, MOST, ASGARD). At the national level, he serves as the project leader at the Research Centre Jülich for the BMBF-2020 project "Fundamental research into the development and optimization of processes for the separation of long-lived radionuclides (partitioning)."