Borislava Batandjieva-Metcalf

Over twenty years of experience in the nuclear industry commencing as an inspector of radioactive waste management with the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Authority, followed by for a period of seven years work as a Waste Safety Specialist at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) dealing with development and implementation of safety standards on radioactive waste management, decommissioning, remediation and safety assessment and related international conventions. After the completion of IAEA term in 2008, Ms Batandjieva worked as an independent consultant in the areas of radioactive waste management, decommissioning, remediation, licensing and nuclear power plant site selection. 

From January 2012 until March 2014 she worked at the European Commission Institute for Energy and Transport in Petten, The Netherlands, as a Scientific/Technical Project Officer in support of DG DEVCO projects on waste management and remediation in non-EU countries. At present Ms Batandjieva is as a Policy Officer at the EC DG ENER Unit D2 “Nuclear Energy Technology, Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning” dealing with policy aspects of spent fuel and radioactive waste management, the review of implementation of the relevant Directives 2011/70/EURATOM and 2006/117/Euratom, secretariat for ENSREG Working Group 2, and Commission representation at Waste Safety Standards Committee of the IAEA. She was a Chair and a member of the General Committee of the 5th Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Meeting.

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