NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT


Emilio Baglietto named associate head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

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Professor Benoit Forget, head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE), announced the appointment of Professor Emilio Baglietto as associate department head, effective July 1, 2023. In his new role as associate department head, Prof. Baglietto will coordinate NSE’s DEI and community building efforts, as well as advise on curricular and recruiting efforts.

A leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology development for the nuclear industry, Baglietto joined the Department in 2012. His research group focuses on advancing the accuracy and reach of high-fidelity computational fluid flow and heat transfer simulations, as enablers to the extended operation and safety of the current nuclear reactor fleet, and to the deployment of next generation nuclear power systems. Professor Baglietto served as Lead for the thermal hydraulic focus area of the Consortium for Advanced Simulations of Light Water Reactors (CASL), the largest US Department of Energy simulation program in the Nuclear Energy field in over 3 decades.

Baglietto earned an MS from the University of Pisa, and a PhD from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, both in nuclear engineering. Prior to his arrival at MIT he was Director of Nuclear Applications at CD-adapco, the engineering simulation software company.

Over the past three years Baglietto has served as NSE's Community Equity Officer and head of NSE’s DEI Committee. He worked closely with former department head, Professor Anne White to coordinate NSE’s effort to expand existing programs, establish new initiatives, and develop a strategic plan for DEI in NSE. Baglietto will continue to work with White who will take over as NSE's new Community Equity Officer.

Baglietto replaces Professor Benoit Forget, who served as associate department head and led NSE’s engagement with the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing along with the expansion of computational science and engineering activities within NSE.

May 2023