Komlev Oleg, Ph.D., MBA
First Deputy Director General for Production


Dr. Komlev is one of SVBR co-designers (he is in the project for more than 15 years). He is an industry expert in the fields of development, numerical and experimental justifications, numerical modeling of fast reactors with lead-bismuth coolant. The fields of special interest are reactor physics, ensuring safety and determination of competiveness conditions for the SVBR technology. He is technical leader for the SVBR basic technology development. Comprehensive experimental studies of SVBR reactor core physics at BFS critical assemblies have been carried out under his leadership. He is scientific adviser within leadership group of the project.

 Prior to joining AKME’s team, Dr. Komlev worked at State Scientific Center of The Russian Federation – Institute for Physics and Power Engineering named after A.I.Leypunsky (IPPE) for more than 15 years. At that time, he dealt with R&D for fast reactors with lead-bismuth coolant SVBR-10, SVBR-75/100 and SVBR-100 for various applications: electricity and heat production, desalination, renovation of VVER-440 NPP. He served as a head of IPPE’s scientific adviser department and coordinated IPPE’s SVBR R&D activities. He was a fellow of IPPE’s scientific council and served as a deputy director of IPPE’s innovation technology institute.

  He holds Ph.D. (the dissertation dealt with undestructive method of analysis for irradiated research reactor nuclear fuel) and M.S. degrees (M.S. degree with honor) in Nuclear Engineering from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. He holds MBA degree from Moscow international higher business school | Institute MIRBIS (AMBA-certified program in strategic management). He is the author of numerous journal articles and technical reports (more than 80 items). He participated in development of SVBR technology lecture course.

 Recent publications (with co-authors):

  • SVBR Project: status and possible development, International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles: Next Generation Nuclear Systems for Sustainable Development (FR17), Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation, 26–29 June 2017.
  • Safety of Future NPPs Must Not Be in Conflict with Economics, World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 2016.
  • SVBR-100 Nuclear Technology as a Possible Option for Developing Countries, World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 2015.
  • Effect of Potential Energy Stored in Reactor Facility Coolant on NPP Safety and Economic Parameters, World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 2013.
  • Self-Protected Fast Reactor with Passive Safety for the Future Nuclear Power, Proceedings of ICAPP ’12, Chicago, USA, June 24-28, 2012.
  • Fuel Cycle for Reactor SVBR-100, Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, B1, 2011.