United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Vesselina Ranguelova

Vesselina Ranguelova has Master of Science in nuclear engineering from Moscow Power Engineering University since 1984 with post-graduate studies in NPP Probabilistic Safety Assessment completed with the University of Manchester( 1992). She has over 30 years of diverse nuclear experience in designing, regulating and assessing nuclear safety of various nuclear fuel cycle facilities and installations in different countries. She started her carrier in Energoproject Institute in Bulgaria, worked for the Bulgarian Nuclear Safety Authority and from  1997 till 2004 worked for the  IAEA, Division of Nuclear Installation Safety and contributed to the IRRS (international regulatory review services).

In 2004 Vesselina joined the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission to work on nuclear safety assessment for TACIS/PHARE projects. She was responsible for the establishment of the European Clearinghouse on NPP Operational Experience Feedback.  In May 2009 Vesselina was appointed Unit Head of Safety of Future Nuclear Reactors and as  of September 2012  headed the unit for coordination of nuclear safety and security research of the European Commission. She contributed to the implementation of the EU post Fukushima NPP stress tests and development of EU legislation on nuclear safety.

As of December 2012 Vesselina Ranguelova joined again the IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security. She is currently responsible for the management and implementation of the IAEA  NPP Operational Safety Assessment Review Team ( OSART ) Programme in Division of Nuclear Installation Safety. She, herself leads several of the IAEA peer review missions, 182 of which have taken place since 1982 when the OSART programme started.

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