The George Apostolakis Fellowship

The International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (IAPSAM) is pleased to announce The George Apostolakis Fellowship, honoring Prof. George Apostolakis for his contribution to the Science of Risk as well as his vision, energy, and guidance generously given to IAPSAM.
The George Apostolakis Fellowship is to be awarded to an 'early career' individual who is active in the field of Risk Assessment. The fellowship is intended to honor an individual who may be one of tomorrow’s leaders in the advancement of probabilistic safety assessment and management. Candidates are graduate students, post-graduate researchers or early career professionals, who are nominated by a professor, a colleague or a supervisor. The candidate is expected to participate to the ESREL2020-PSAM15 Conference and present a full paper during the Conference.


  • ● Recognition at the Conference
  • ● Conference fees waived
  • ● A plaque commemorating the award


  • ● Graduate students, post-graduate researchers or early career professionals
  • ● Only candidates participating and presenting a full paper at the Conference will be considered for the Fellowship

How to apply:

A professor, a colleague or a supervisor recommends the nomination by sending a motivation letter and a CV of the nominee and of the nominator by email at, no later than May 11, 2020.
Letter of nomination should be no longer than four pages and should include a motivation for the nomination, with description of the candidate's past accomplishments. The nomination should also describe the candidate’s current work and research activities related to the IAPSAM mission, a summary of recent projects and roles, the impact of past efforts, and how this fellowship will benefit the career.

George Apostolakis
George Apostolakis (USA)

Dr. Apostolakis is a professor emeritus of the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department and of the Engineering Systems Division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from April 23, 2010 until June 30, 2014. From 1995 until 2010, he was a member and former Chairman (2001-2002) of the statutory Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards of the NRC. He is currently the Head of the Nuclear Risk Research Center in Japan. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and the Society for Risk Analysis. He has received the Tommy Thompson Award and the Arthur Holly Compton Award from the American Nuclear Society. He is a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens. Dr. Apostolakis holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics (awarded in 1973) and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Science (1970) from the California Institute of Technology. He earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University in Athens, Greece, in 1969.