MER Dr. Konstantin Mikityuk

Konstantin Mikityuk

Group leader
Advanced Nuclear Systems Group >>
Building/Room: OHSA/D11

Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

  • Coordinator of Horizon-2020 European Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Measures Assessment and Research Tools (ESFR-SMART) since September 2017:
Since 1992 I have been involved in research of safety-related aspects of various nuclear reactors with fast neutron spectrum: first at Russian Kurchatov Institute and then at Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute. My current interests are safety analysis of sodium-cooled fast reactor, in particular neutronics and thermal-hydraulic aspects of sodium boiling.

Academic Education

  • PhD in Nuclear Power Facilities, Development and application of a complex transient code for fast reactors with lead-based coolant, PostGraduate School of Russian Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute", Moscow, Russia, 1999-2002
  • MS in Nuclear Engineering, Thesis on development and testing of advanced fuel thermal model, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Russia, 1984-1992

Employment History

  • Advanced Nuclear Systems Group Leader, Laboratory for Scientific Modeling and Computing, Paul Scherrer Institut, 2018-present
  • Fast Reactors Group Leader, Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Systems Behaviour, Paul Scherrer Institut, 2007-2017
  • Researcher, Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Systems Behaviour, Paul Scherrer Institut, 2002-2007
  • Researcher, Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Safety , RRC “Kurchatov Institute”, Moscow, Russia, 1992-2002


  • Representative of Switzerland in Generation-IV International Forum (GIF) Experts Group
  • Co-chair of GIF Education and Training Task Force
  • Representative of Switzerland in International Atomic Energy Agency Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors (IAEA TWG-FR)