7th International Conference on Geological Repositories - Empowering Progress in Development of Deep Geological Repositories


María Victoria Altinier

CNEA (National Atomic Energy Commission), Argentina

Project Leader


María Victoria Altinier is the Head of the ConfinAR Geo Project within the National Radioactive Waste Management Program, part of the Nuclear Safety and Environment Area Management at the National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (CNEA). Since 2019, she has been working on designing and managing the project for spent fuel, high-level and intermediate-level radioactive waste. Between 2012 and 2018, she served as Principal Researcher at the R&D Division of this Program, focusing on activities related to site selection for low-level radioactive waste disposal. Prior to joining the CNEA, she worked as senior researcher at the Institute of Soils of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), where she focused on studying mineralogy, and physical and chemical properties of clayed soils as well as loess of the Pampean Region (Argentina). During her doctoral studies, María Victoria conducted research on isotopic hydrogeochemistry at the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), earning her Doctorate Degree in Geoscience from Paris-Sud University in 2006. She also holds a Master´s Degree in Soil Science from Nancy-I University (France), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geological Sciences from Buenos Aires University (Argentina).