Dr. Ivor David Clifford

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System Behaviour Group
Group Leader/Scientist

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI
Switzerland



  • Research and development in the field of nuclear systems behaviour with a focus on best-estimate multi-scale thermal-hydraulics computational methodologies for LWR safety analyses
  • Scientific and expert support on reactor safety analyses with emphasis on Pressurized Water Reactors phenomenology and simulations with the U.S. N.R.C. system code TRACE, including development and maintenance of the corresponding plant models
  • Verification and validation of the system code TRACE based on separate-effects test and integral test facility data
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of local phenomena of relevance for LWR safety analysis
  • PSI representative for the U.S. N.R.C. CAMP agreement
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Academic Education

  • PhD in Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA (2009-2013)
  • MEng in Nuclear Engineering, University of the North West, South Africa (2004-2007)
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (1998-2001)

Employment History

  • Deputy Group Leader, Plant Behaviour Group, Paul Scherrer Institut (2013-present)
  • Graduate Nuclear Engineering Fellow, Idaho National Laboratory (2013)
  • PhD student, Pennsylvania State University (2009-2013)
  • Graduate Nuclear Engineering Fellow, Idaho National Laboratory (2011)
  • Senior Analyst, Data, Methods and Code Development, Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (2005-2009)
  • Nuclear Analyst, Data, Methods and Code Development, Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (2004-2005)