Prof. Joerg Starflinger

Executive Director of the Institute of Nuclear Technology and Energy System (IKE), University of Stuttgart.

President of the European Nuclear Education Network Association since March 2020.

Joerg received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, in 1997. He worked as a PostDoc at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, now KIT Campus North, for about 13 years in the field of Nuclear Reactor Safety and plant simulations. He became leader of a working group, consisting almost entirely of Ph.D. students, and coordinator of an EU funded project.

In 2010, Joerg became Professor at University of Stuttgart, chair of Nuclear Technology and Reactor Safety at IKE. Research topics are beside others late phase nuclear accidents, passive cooling and innovative heat removal systems operating with supercritical CO2.

Dear members, friends and supporters of ENEN Association!

The development of knowledge and technologies related to nuclear fission and fusion has been one of the major achievements of the mankind. Nuclear fission provides for about 30% of the electricity generated in the European Union. As the most abundant zero carbon energy source it provides for almost half of the European zero carbon electricity. Many significant contributions to science and technologies beyond nuclear power are known and widely applied today. Examples include diagnostics through imaging and variety of therapies in medicine, sterilization in food processing, and diagnostics in industry, forensics, archeology and geology, among others.

The expected lifespan of nuclear power plants, including commissioning and decommissioning, extends over a century. Disposal of radioactive waste from power and non-power applications extends this commitment beyond a century. Safe, competitive and sustainable use of nuclear technologies is therefore based on the long-term commitment of all stakeholders to vigorously participate in the quest for new and management of existing knowledge. Securing further developments in education, training, skills, competences, attitudes and cultures of personnel involved in industry, academia and regulatory organizations, is at the core of the values and efforts that the ENEN Association stands for.

Since its launch in 2003, the ENEN has been successfully growing into the focal point of professionals concerned with further development of nuclear education, training, and knowledge management. The professional communities involved in ENEN today include nuclear engineering, radiation protection, radioactive waste management and nuclear medicine and may grow further through strengthened cooperation with the nuclear fusion community.

The strategic goal of the ENEN Association is to preserve, maintain and further develop the nuclear knowledge for the present and future generations. ENEN is proud to facilitate the commitment and enthusiasm of its members and other nuclear stakeholders to work together towards this mutual strategic goal.

Further information about our initiatives and activities is available for your consideration and critical review in our website. We would be pleased to provide any further information you might require. And, last but not least, we would welcome your active involvement in our activities.

Prof. Joerg Starflinger

European Nuclear Education Network Association

Executive Director

Mr. Gabriel Lazaro Pavel

Nuclear Engineer, PhD.
Executive Director of the European Nuclear Education Network AISBL (Belgium).

The European Nuclear Education Network contributes to the society in the preservation and further development of the scientific expertise in the nuclear fields through nuclear Education and Training.

European Nuclear Education Network, through its partners, are currently providing education and training expertise on: radiation protection, nuclear energy, nuclear medicine, nuclear waste management and geological disposal, industrial and agricultural applications, and finally safe nuclear decommisssioning.

At our core, the ENEN Association aims for the for the safest and most advanced Nuclear science, knowledge and technology in the benefit of humankind.

The ENEN fosters the availability of nuclear knowledge and skills for European engineers and scientists, and promotes the fundamental and applied research.

The ENEN network is the result of the co-operation between universities, research organizations, technical support organizations, regulatory bodies and the nuclear industry. Together we work to preserve and develop the nuclear human capital capacity in Europe.

My believe is that together we can support nuclear science in bringing a greener future for Europe and for the rest of the World. Nuclear science should play its key role in providing a cleaner environment and this can be achieved through common effort made by scientists, researchers, educators. European Nuclear Education Network’s members, in collaboration with the rest of the international community  will contribute to enable and foster our most gifted young people to participate in the solution of the worlds’ big challenges.

Gabriel Lazaro Pavel

Executive Director
European Nuclear Education Network


Since March 2020, the Board of Governors of ENEN is composed by the representatives of ENEN members who are elected by the General Assembly.
Board of Directors of the European Nuclear Education Network AISBL for 2020-2021 is:



Prof. Joerg Starflinger President Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany
Prof. Csilla Pesznyák Vice President Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Prof. Filip Tuomisto Director University of Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Behrooz Bazargan-Sabet Director Université de Lorraine, France
Mr. Keith Allen Director Westinghouse, Belgium
Prof. Leon Cizelj Director Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Prof. Radek Škoda Director University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Dr. Henri Safa Director INSTN and I2EN, France
Dr. Francisco Javier Elorza Tenreiro Director Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Dr. Michèle Coeck Director SCK CEN, Belgium
Prof. Martin Kropík Director Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Dr. Isabel Prudêncio Director Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Management of the European Nuclear Education Network AISBL:

  • Dr. Gabriel Lazaro Pavel – Executive Director
  • Ms. Roberta Cirillo – Project Manager and Communication Officer
  • Ms. Shaminder – Projects and Administrative Controller