General Director

  • Vahram Petrosyan Gaspar

    Doctor of Sciences, Professor


    +(374) 10 742130 VPetros@web.am
Date of Birth

18 MARCH 1954, Republic of Armenia, Shirak region, v. Voskehask

Marital status

Married, has two children

Education (beginning with IHE)

1972-1977 Heat-power engineer, “Nuclear power plants and facilities”, Polytechnic Institute after K. Marks (at present: Armenian National Polytechnic University)

1981-1985 - Postgraduate student, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Nuclear Power Department, Moscow

Academic degree

1985 PhD of Engineering, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, “Nuclear power facilities” specialty

2007 Doctor of Sciences (Engineering), Professor Armenian National Polytechnic University - “Nuclear Power Facilities including design, operation and decommissioning”

Professional experience

2002 - present General Director at “Armenian Scientific-Research Institute for Nuclear Power Plant Operation” (for short "ARMATOM" SRI CJSC), The head of International Nuclear Safety Center

1991–2002 Director of Science at CJSC "ARMATOM"

1985-1991 Senior Researcher & Head of Laboratory at the “Yerevan branch of All-Union Scientific-Research Institute for Nuclear Power Plant Operation” VNIIAES Yerevan (at present: CJSC "ARMATOM")

1977–1981 Engineer at VNIIAES Yerevan (at present: CJSC "ARMATOM")

1996- present Yerevan State University and ANPU( Polytechnic Institute) lecturer, Professor

Scale of professional interests
  • Study of problems related to the safety assurance of NPPs with WWER reactors
  • Study of complex thermal-physical and physical-chemical processes occurring in nuclear reactors
  • Study of interconnected processes of radiation-coolant-constructive materials in nuclear reactors
  • Study of coolant radiolysis in nuclear reactors and corrosion resistance of structure materials
  • Study of the deposition and carry-over of corrosion materials on the heat-emitting surface of the primary circuit of NPPs with WWER reactors
  • Study of the possible severe accidents at NPPs with WWER reactors and development of the management guidelines
  • Development and implementation of diagnostic and information systems for NPPs
  • Development, design and implementation of various types of technical means and simulators for NPP operational personnel
Languages

Armenian, Russian, English

Professional membership (NGO, professional council, editorial staff of scientific journal, funds etc.)
  • Member and Executive Secretary of Nuclear Energy Safety Council of the President of the Republic of Armenia
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of CJSC "ANPP"
  • Member of 038 Professional Council at Armenian National Polytechnic University
  • Full Member of Engineering Academy of Armenia
  • Full Member of International Academy of Engineering
  • Member of “Lraber” Editorial Council of Engineering Academy of Armenia (LEAA)
  • Member of “Banber” Editorial Council (Electrotechnology, Power engineering series) of Armenian National Polytechnic University
Awards received
  • Medal of “Anania Shirakatsi” - by the order of the President of the Republic of Armenia, UP-334-A as of 29.12.2011
  • The “Acknowledgement” of Prime Minister - Prime Minister's decree, №56 as of 23.11.2003
  • “Honoured power engineer of CIS countries”- by the decision of the electric-power engineers’ council of CIS countries, 2003
  • “Gold medal“ given by the Engineering Academy of Armenia - chairmanship protocol of EAA, IAA №2 as of 10.10.2008
  • Jubilee medal of “70th Anniversary of Nuclear Industry of Russia”- by the order of General director of State Corporation “ROSATOM”, №1/457-лс as of 04.09.2015