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Tamás János Katona Prof. Dr.
Tamás János Katona Prof. Dr.
Professor Emeritus
katona.tamas.janos@mik.pte.hu
Professional CV
Curriculum Vitae

Family name: KATONA

First names:   Tamás János

Date of birth:  08-08-1948

Nationality:    Hungarian

Education:

Institution

Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

Moscow Institute for Energetics

Sept 1967 – February 1973

Dipl. Engineer-Physicist (equiv. of MSc), Nuclear Engineering

Moscow Institute for Energetics

1980-1984

Candidate of Sciences (equiv. of PhD), Nuclear Engineering

Technical University of Budapest, 1992

Doctor of the University (Mechanical Engineering)

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2012

Doctor of Sciences

University of Pécs, 2012

Doctor Habil

Language skills

Hungarian (Mother Tongue), English, Russian, German

Present position:

Scientific Advisor of Nuclear Power Plant Paks Ltd.

Full professor of the Pollack Mihaly Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Pécs, Hungary

Key qualifications:

Safety analysis - external/internal hazards

Site hazard evaluation

Seismic engineering

Design/development of safety upgrading measures

Structural integrity assessment

Aging management, long-term operation

Preparation and management of safety upgrading projects

Professional experience

from - to

Location

Company

Position

Description

1995-present

Nuclear Power Plant Paks Ltd.

Paks, Hungary

 

Scientific Advisor

Advising the plant management in identification and resolution of nuclear safety issues.

Preparation of strategic decisions regarding power uprate, long-term operation and new built project.

Management of seismic re-evaluation and upgrading of the NPP.

Contribution to the updating of Final Safety Analysis Report and performing the Periodic Safety Review of Paks NPP.

Leading/contributing to the development of licence renewal application of Paks NPP.

Contributing to the stress test of Paks NPP.

1983-1995

Different leading positions

Managing the technical support department.

Managing different safety upgrading projects, e.g. site seismic hazard re-evaluation, seismic evaluation and upgrading. Managing the implementation of the seismic upgrading measures at Paks NPP. Responsible for IAEA co-ordinated research programme in seismic safety of WWERs.

1973-1983

Central Research Institute for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Researcher

Research in reactor thermo-hydraulics and noise diagnostics. Preparation and performing the thermo-hydraulic and dynamic tests at the first in the country reactor unit at Unit No 1. Paks NPP.

Academic experience

from - to

Location

Company

Position

Description

2013-present

University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Full Professor

Main research area: structural dynamics, ageing of structures and components. Lectures in technical diagnostics. Leader of Erasmus student.

2011-2012

Head of Chair of Mechanical Engineering

2005-2012

Senior Researcher

2013-recent

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Professor of Honour

Safety assessment, design and siting of nuclear power plants

1995-2013

Invited lecturer

Specific experiences in seismic evaluation and upgrading of operating nuclear power plants

from - to

Location

Company

Position

Description

1985-present

Paks NPP

Project Manager,

Scientific Advisor

At Paks NPP: Site seismic hazard re-assessment using PSHA methodology; Identification of the List of SSCs required for seismic safety, plant walkdowns, adaptation of CDFM methodology, plant upgrading

recent

IAEA

 

Participation in international research activity, ISSC of the IAEA

Specific experience: Expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna) in countries:

Country

Date from - Date to

Armenia

1992-1997

Bulgaria

1995-2003

China

2010

Iran

2010

Syria

2010-2011

Lithuania

2010

Pakistan

2007-2010

Morocco

2000

Slovak Republic

1996-2000

Ukraine

2005-2011

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers

Member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering

Member of the Regional Committee of Academy of Sciences Hungary

Vice-president of the Regional Committee of HAS,

Member of the Hungarian Committee of European Association of Earthquake Engineers,

Member of the Hungarian Nuclear Society

Prizes and Awards

1974, Medal for Higher Education

1981, Jánossy-Award of Central Research Institute for Physics of the HAS

1999, Award of the Regional Committee of the HAS for Science Management Pécs

2009, Zsolnai-Prize of the Regional Committee of the HAS Pécs

2011, Award of the Chamber of Engineers in Conty Tolna

2011, Innovation Award of the South-Trans-Danube Regional Agency for Innovation

2012, Prize of HAS for Disaster Prevention

2012, Gábor Dénes Prize

Other relevant information (e.g., Publications) Author and co-author of 180 published papers and reports, book chapters, see the database of Hungarian Scientific Publications of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (http://vm.mtmt.hu/www/index.php )