Erico Spinadel

Erico Spinadel Erico Spinadel (6 May 1929 – 25 February 2020) was an Austrian and Argentine industrial engineer who specialized in Wind Power. Spinadel was born in Vienna, and obtained his PhD at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2004.

Erico Spinadel joined the Argentine National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) in 1956 and in January 1959 he was the first operator to drive a nuclear reactor (the RA 1) to critical conditions. In this way, started the use of nuclear energy in the southern hemisphere, generating electricity and also producing radioisotopes for hospitals and for industrial applications.

Between 1994 and 2001, he was Consulting Full Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, School of Engineering. From 1986 to 1994 he was Director of the Electricity Department of the School of Engineering, University of Buenos Aires FIUBA. From 1994 he was Consulting Emeritus Professor at the National University of Lujan. In 1994, he was President of the Argentine Wind Energy Association (AAEE). From 2008 he was Regional Director on the Latin American Wind Energy Association (LAWEA). and Member of the Board of the World Wind Energy Association He was Wind Energy consultant for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO-ONUDI since 1992, at the special invitation of the respective Governments several missions in Indonesia and the Far East.

Dr. Erico Spinadel was a leader in the field of Wind Power in the research of a multidisciplinary systemic approach for developing countries got wide international recognition. He was the author of more than 7 books and published more than 50 research papers. He died in Pinamar, Argentina.

He married Vera Martha Winitzky, a mathematician. The couple had 4 children: Laura, Pablo, Irene and Andrea. Provided by Wikipedia
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