Federico Scurti joins nuclear engineering


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Federico Scurti joined Penn State as an assistant professor of nuclear engineering in the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering on March 1. Scurti received a bachelor’s degree in energy engineering and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy. He received a doctorate in materials science and engineering from North Carolina State University.   

Prior to joining Penn State as a faculty member, Scurti served as a postdoctoral scholar in Penn State’s Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics.  

“My research interests are rather broad and multi-disciplinary, with one major thrust in the advancement of high temperature superconductors and sensors for extreme environments to enable nuclear fusion at an industrial scale,” Scurti said. “Additional research will focus on the development of power and defense devices that can benefit from high temperature superconductors, new radiation detectors for fission and fusion applications, and enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance imaging to enable new medical diagnostics and pre-clinical studies.” 


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Federico Scurti. Credit: Penn State