Vahram Petrosyan
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
2007: Doctor of Sciences (Engineering), Professor Armenian National Polytechnic University - “Nuclear Power Facilities including design, operation and decommissioning”
1985: PhD of Engineering, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, “Nuclear power facilities” specialty

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: Young specialist-Engineer, Junior researcher at VNIIAES Yerevan (at present: CJSC ''Armatom'')
1996 - present: ANPU( Polytechnic Institute) lecturer, Professor
1999 - present: Yerevan State University lecturer, Professor

Academic courses
Physical-chemical processes in nuclear reactors
Nuclear power plants and technologies

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

    Participation in grant projects
    International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) program
    Closed Nuclear Cities Program (CNCP), Great Britain

    Armenian, Russian, English

    Professional membership
    Member and Executive Secretary of Nuclear Energy Safety Council of the President of the Republic of Armenia
    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” - decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia, 2011
    The “Acknowledgement” of Prime Minister - Prime Minister's decree, 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, 2008
    Medal of “70th Anniversary of Nuclear Industry”-decree of the general director of “ROSATOM” State Atomic Energy Corporation, №1/457-лс of 04.09.2015
  • Vahram Petrosyan