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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Markus Piro

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Nuclear Fuels and Materials

Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 4025
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5525


  • Head of Fuel Modelling and Fission Product Transport Section, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, ON (2013-2016)
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (2011-2012)
  • Several consulting contracts with both government and industry (performed either independently or in partnership)


  • PhD in Nuclear Engineering Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada 2011
  • MScEng in Mechanical & Materials Engineering Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada 2007
  • BScEng in Mechanical & Materials Engineering Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada 2005

Courses taught

  • Nuclear Fuel Cycles

Research and expertise

  • Nuclear fuel performance and safety

  • Spent nuclear fuel

  • Emerging nuclear technologies (i.e., GenIV, SMRs, ...)

  • Energy systems and manufacturing

  • Computational thermodynamics

  • Experimental and computational fluid dynamics​

  • Multi-physics modelling and simulation

  • Applied mathematics (i.e., optimization, linear algebra, ...)