Dr. Eng. Corrado Antonio Kropp was graduated
in nuclear energy, University of Rome
“La Sapienza”, since 1984 with ENEA, before with l’ANSALDO
of Genova, engaged in the nuclear plant component safety research, and he
also spend one year with General Electric. He collaborated with the
Institute of Technical Physics “La Sapienza” di Roma, as a tutor and
referee of numerous student theses from the Bologna and Rome universities,
related to the thermohydraulics and high-temperature effects.
In ENEA, Kropp is with Department of Fusion ,
Technologies and Nuclear Presidium (FPN) where he has follow a
techno-scientific managerial carrier as an expert and responsible person
with various duties and numerous managerial tasks, such as the head of
Experimental Engineering Division (1991-2001) and later, the head of the
of Nuclear Installations Section in the Unit of the Treatment and
Decommissioning of Nuclear Wastes.
Among other numerous international and national
duties, Kropp serves as the ENEA’s coordinator of the cooperation with
SOGIN (Società Gestione Impianti Elettronucleari for decommissioning and
NUCLECO (company for nuclear eco-engineering), in Ministero dello Sviluppo
Economico for “Atomic Questions”, with JRC Euroatom –Ispra, as well as a
member of Nuclear Science Committee dell’OECD/NEA.
His interest also relates to the problems of new
knowledge assessment what is expressed in the participation as the
vice-president in the ENEA’s patent commission, and recently, as a member
of the commission for the recognizing of “Professione di Ingegnere” at the
University “La Sapienza” and “Campus Biomedico” in Rome.
Kropp is engaged in particular in the organizational
aspects of nuclear safety engineering and his special interests, among
others, include: human managerial engineering knowledge, super-safety
constrains for modern nuclear power technologies, risk of nuclear plant
maintaining management, and specific decision-making related to the
treatment of nuclear wastes.
At present his main research focus is the
investigation of the potential contributions of managerial factors in
engineering decisions related to the systemic safety of complex nuclear
systems, such as involved in the safety exploitation of nuclear critical
assemble, research reactors, nuclear wastes processing.
Dr. Kropp is the member of the
Order of the Engineer of the Province
of Rome (an association for graduate and
professional engineers) where he is Consigliere (a member of the board of
With the MIINS group, Kropp also provides precious
deep practical managerial and administrative experience related to the
safety of organization functioning and vulnerabilities.
Corrado A. Kropp
ENEA , Research Center Casaccia,
Phone office: 06-30484922, Fax 06-30483147