Dr. Alexei Morozov is a world leader and internationally recognized expert on nuclear fuel development and deployment. A nuclear physicist by training, Dr. Morozov has been involved with the Lightbridge Corporation since its founding, first as chief scientist in Russia and from 2009 to 2014, as the managing director of Lightbridge's Russian Branch Office in Moscow. Dr. Morozov is a prominent nuclear fuel designer with decades of experience at Russia's leading nuclear development institutions. He has been instrumental in Lightbridge’s proprietary fuel research and development efforts in Russia, which have resulted in multiple patents.
Dr. Morozov was head of physics and engineering research at FSUE Red Star (a subsidiary of Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation), from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, Dr. Morozov was head of the Department of Physics and Engineering Research at the Kurchatov Institute, Russia's premier nuclear development establishment, where he led design, technology, and testing activities under contracts with major Western corporations, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and U.S. national laboratories. Dr. Morozov has extensive hands-on experience with nuclear fuel technology; he worked for more than two decades at the Kurchatov Institute on advanced nuclear reactor designs, including for nuclear-powered icebreakers, before focusing on high power density metallic fuel designs.
As one of the most respected nuclear scientists in Russia, Dr. Morozov was honored with that country’s prestigious Veteran of Atomic Energy and Industry Award in 1999. Dr. Morozov, who has published more than 150 scientific papers, received his Ph.D. from the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy as well as graduate and postgraduate degrees from the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute.