L Vergari

L Vergari
L Vergari
Assistant Professor, Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Eng.
120 Talbot Laboratory

For More Information


  • B.S. in Energy Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2016
  • M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2018
  • M.S. in Nuclear and Energy Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, 2019
  • Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 2023

Other Professional Employment

  • ANS 20.2 Member, 2020 - 2024
  • ASME Task Group on Graphite Issues in MSRs, 2022 - Present
  • IAEA Working Party on Raman Characterization of Graphite, 2023 - Present

Professional Registrations

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (Italy), 2020

Selected Articles in Journals

  • L. Vergari, R.O. Scarlat, R.Hayes & M.Fratoni. The corrosion effects of neutron activation of 2LiF-BeF2 (FLiBe). Nuclear Materials and Energy, 34,101289 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nme.2022.101289.
  • L. Vergari, J. Quincey, G. Meric, T. Merriman, M. Hackett & R.O. Scarlat. Self-lubrication of Nuclear Graphite in Argon at High Temperature. Tribology International, 107946 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2022.107946.
  • L. Vergari, J. Quincey, G. Meric & R.O. Scarlat. Microstructural characterization data for nuclear graphite samples generated during tribology testing in argon. Data in Brief, 18796 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2022.108796.
  • L. Langford, N. Winner, A. Hwang, H. Williams, L. Vergari, R.O. Scarlat, M. Asta. Constant-potential molecular dynamics simulations of molten salt double layers for FLiBe and FLiNaK. Journal of Chemical Physics, 157, 094705 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0097697 .
  • L. Vergari, M. Nelson, A. Droster, C. Contescu, N. Gallego & R.O. Scarlat. Infiltration of molten fluoride salts in graphite: phenomenology and engineering considerations for reactor operations and waste disposal. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 154058 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2022.154058 .
  • L. Vergari & R.O. Scarlat. Kinetics and Transport of Hydrogen in Graphite at High Temperature and the Effects of Oxidation, Irradiation and Isotopics. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 153142. (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2021.153142.
  • L. Vergari & R.O. Scarlat. The impact of neutron irradiation, graphite oxidation and fluorination on tritium uptake into and desorption from graphite in molten salt environments. Fusion Engineering and Design, 168, 112627. (2021) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2021.112627.
  • L. Vergari & R.O. Scarlat. Thermodynamics of hydrogen in graphite at high temperature and the effects of oxidation, irradiation and isotopics. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 152797. (2021) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2021.152797.
  • L. Vergari & M. Fratoni. Spent fuel management strategies for fluoride-cooled pebble bed reactors. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 378, 111189. (2021) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2021.111189.
  • L. Vergari, A. Cammi & S. Lorenzi. Reduced order modeling for coupled thermal-hydraulics and reactor physics problems. Progress in Nuclear Energy, 140, 103899. (2021) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnucene.2021.103899 .
  • L. Vergari, A. Cammi & S. Lorenzi. Reduced order modeling approach for parametrized thermal-hydraulics problems: inclusion of the energy equation in the POD-FV-ROM method. Progress in Nuclear Energy, 118, 103071. (2020) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnucene.2019.103071 .

Magazine Articles

  • L. Vergari & M. Fratoni. Packaging TRISO. ANS Radwaste Solutions, Spring 2021


  • Future Leaders Society Induction, American Association of Colleges and University (2023 )
  • Graduate Scholarship, American Nuclear Society (2022)
  • James F. Schumar Scholarship, American Nuclear Society (2021)
  • Young Researcher Award, Asia-Pacific Symposium on Tritium (2020)
  • Berkeley Graduate Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2019 )

Recent Courses Taught

  • NPRE 498 NC3 (NPRE 498 NC4) - Nuclear Chemical Engineering