International Journal of Energy Engineering

International journal of Energy Engineering is an open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes, debate and short reports in all areas of energy engineering.

Amir Zacarias Mesquita

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Energy Engineering

Research Scientist, Nuclear Technology Development Center, Brazil

Research Areas

Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Reactor Technology, Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, Reactor Physics, Experimental Thermal-hydraulic and neutronic, instrumentation for control of Nuclear Reactor Operational Parameters


2005Doctor of ScienceChemical Engineering-State University of Campinas/Brazil
1981Master of Science and Nuclear TechnologiesFederal University of Minas Gerais/Brazil
1978BachlorElectrical Engineering-Federal University of Minas Gerais/Brazil


Titular Researcher at Nuclear Technology Development Center
Scholarship of productivity and technological development of innovative extension at Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development


Consultant for Ibero-American Development Programme for Science and Technology (CYTED)
The Education Board of Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN)
The Expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Member of the Brazilian Association for Nuclear Engineering (ABEN)

Publications: Journals

[1]  Mesquita, A.Z.; Costa, A.C.L.; Souza, R.M.G.P. Modernisation of the CDTN IPR-R1 TRIGA Reactor Instrumentation and Control. International Journal of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, v. 6, p. 153-165. Editor: Alexander M. Agapov. ISSN: 1741-6361. DOI: 10.1504/IJNEST.2011.041649. July 2011.Mesquita, A.Z.; Rezende, H.C.; Souza, R.M.G.P. Thermal Power Calibrations of the IPR-R1 TRIGA Reactor by the Calorimetric and the Heat Balance Methods. Progress in Nuclear Energy, v. 53, p. 1-11. Editors: T.D. Beynon & D.J. Dudziak. INSS: 0149-1970. DOI: 10.1016/j.pnucene.2011.08.003. August 2011.
[2]  Mesquita, A.Z.; Costa, A.L.; Pereira, C.; Veloso, M.A.F.; Reis, P.A.L. Experimental Investigation of the Onset of Subcooled Nucleate Boiling in an Open-Pool Nuclear Research Reactor. Journal of ASTM International, v. 8, p. 51-60. Editor: Sheldon W. Dean, Jr. Portland. ISSN: 1546-962X. DOI: 10.1520/JAI103193. July 2011.
[3]  Mesquita, A.Z.; Palma, D.A.P.; Costa, A.L.; Pereira, C.; Veloso, M.A.F.; Reis, P.A.L. Chapter: "Experimental Investigation of Thermal Hydraulics in the IPR-R1 TRIGA Nuclear Reactor". Editor: Amir Z. Mesquita & Petra Zobic. Book: Nuclear Reactors. 1 ed. InTech-Open Access Publisher: Rijeka, Croatia, v. 1, p. 23-58. ISBN: 9789533084. 2011.
[4]  Mesquita, A.Z.; Rezende, H.C. Monitoring of Coolant Flow Rate and Velocity in the Hot Channel of the IPR-R1 TRIGA Nuclear Reactor Core. Científica ESIME Redalyc-Instituto Politécnico Nacional México, v. 14, p. 55-60. Editor: Guillermo Urriolagoitia Calderón. ISSN 1665-0654. June 2010.
[5]  Costa, L.C.; Pereira, C.; Silva, C.A.M.; Reis, P.A.L.; Veloso, M.A.F.; Soares, H. V.; Mesquita, A.Z. Chapter: "Safety Studies and General Simulations of Research Reactors Using Nuclear Codes". Book: Nuclear Power-System Simulations and Operation. 1 ed. Editor: Dr. Pavel Tsvetkov & Petra Zobic. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech-Open Access Publisher, v. 2, p. 27-53. ISBN: 9789533075. 2011.
[6]  Souza, R.M.G.P.; Mesquita, A.Z. Measurements of the Isothermal, Power and Temperature Reactivity Coefficients of the IPR-R1 TRIGA Reactor. Progress in Nuclear Energy, v. 53, p. 257-306. Editors: T.D. Beynon & D.J. Dudziak. ISSN: 0149-1970. DOI: 10.1016/j.pnucene.2011.06.010. August 2011.
[7]  Souza, R.M.G.P.; Mesquita, A.Z. Reactivity Balance in the IPR-R1 TRIGA Reactor. Progress in Nuclear Energy, v. 53, p. 307-405. Editors: T.D. Beynon & D.J. Dudziak. ISSN: 0149-1970. DOI: 10.1016/j.pnucene.2011.06.011. August 2011