Amin Patel, Founder

B.Eng, M.Sc, P.Eng.


Work Experience:
Nuclear Professional, Directorate of Assessment & Analysis, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Ottawa (2008-2017)

• Review safety analysis (REGDOC 2.4.2 & 2.5.2) and plant reliability reports (REGDOC 3.1.1) using relevant codes (CSA, ASME), standards (IAEA), regulatory documents (CNSC, USNRC) and associated plant license conditions
• Review technical submissions in Risk & Reliability and disposition Level 1-2 PSA based licensee submissions (NBP, Bruce Power, Hydro Quebec)
• Review external hazards analysis (including Flood and Seismic) for single and multi-units NPPs (NBP & Bruce Power)
• Proficient with computer codes (EPRI CAFTA R&R, Riskspectrum) and PSA models for single and multi-unit power plants (Point Lepreau & Bruce Power)
• Division computer code lead for all modelling and computations pertaining to PSA (CAFTA & related EPRI R&R codes + RiskSpectrum) and Riskmonitor codes (EOOS) for single and multi-unit sites
• Safety Analysis Lead in Small Modular Reactor Working Group
• Safety Analysis Lead for NPD decommissioning project. 
• PSA contributor in New Builds Review (Westinghouse AP-1000) 
• PSA Lead in Phase 1 Reviews (Terrestrial Energy & LeadCold)
• Nuclear Plant Type II inspections (Reliability – Pickering & Bruce)
• OPEX lead for Analysis and Assessment Directorate to oversee event notifications under REGDOC 3.1.1 for all stations (OPG, Bruce Power & Point Lepreau)
• Canadian Representative for OECD/NEA ICDE Common Cause Failure (CCF) project
• Organizer of IAEA-CANDU PSA Working Group Meeting (2011, 2013, 2014)
• Mentor co-op students in the PSA & Reliability Division
M.Sc in Mathematical Modelling & Computations, UOIT, Oshawa (2010)
- Thesis: Transport-theory-equivalent diffusion coefficients for node-homogenized neutron diffusion problems in CANDU (reactor) lattices [PDF Dissertation] [Defence Presentation]  

B.Eng in Nuclear Engineering, UOIT, Oshawa (2007)
- Thesis: T. Seid, A. Patel, F. Ali, H. Seid, Report prepared for Department of National Defense (DND)- Defense Research and Development (DRDC), Ottawa, Canada; Exploring Optically Stimulated Luminescence dosimeters as an alternative to TLDs
E. Nichita and A. Patel, “Application of Transport-Fitted Diffusion Coefficients to Two-Dimensional Natural-Uranium CANDU Lattices”, Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 104, 750-753 (2011)

A. Patel and E. Nichita, “Empirical Diffusion Coefficients for Natural-Uranium CANDU Lattices”, Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 102, 492-494, (2010) [ANS Presentation PDF] [Video Version]

E. Nichita, A. Patel, “Development of a Web-Accessible Fully-Interactive Laboratory Experiment”, Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 96, 847-849, (2007) [Video played after presentation]
A. Patel, R. Gheorghe, “Development of a Simplified Generic PRA model for Regulatory Application [PDF]”, IAEA Workshop on Advanced Code Suites for Design, Safety Analysis and Operations of Heavy Water Reactors, Ottawa, October (2012) [Presentation PDF] [Video played after presentation]

A. Patel, R. Gheorghe, G. Banaseanu, “Balanced Design of a CANDU 6 NPP: Insights from full and simplified PRA models”, PHWR Safety 2014 / CANSAS-2014 – Theme: Post-Fukushima, Ottawa, June (2014)
Professional Training Courses/Workshops:
- EPRI Risk Professional PRA Training, Toronto (2009)
- PSA Training – Point Lepreau (2010)
- Scandpower RiskSpectrum Advanced PSA Training, Sweden (2011)
- Human Reliability Analysis (HRA), Idaho National Lab (2012)
- Seismic Workshop Training & EPRI Risk & Reliability CAFTA (2012)
- Accident Analysis, Level 2 PRA & SAMG, Sandia National Lab (2013)
- Reactor Safety Course, Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) (2015)
- NEA ICDE Common Cause Failure (CCF) Steering Group Meeting, Spain (2015)
- NEA ICDE Common Cause Failure (CCF) Steering Group Meeting, France & Korea (2016)
- NEA ICDE Common Cause Failure (CCF) Steering Group Meeting, France (2017)


Amin Patel, IAEA Meeting (2012)


Sawitri Mardyani, Co-founder

B.Eng, PhD.


PhD in Bio-Medical Engineering, University of Toronto
- Thesis: Nanoparticles for Cancer Detection and Therapy: Towards Diagnostic Applications of Quantum Dots and Rational Design of Drug Delivery Vehicles [PDF]

B.Eng in Electrical Engineering, Carleton University


Mardyani S., Chan W.C.W., Quantification of quantum dots using phage display screening and assay.  Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2009 19 (35): 6321-6323.

• Featured in Chemical Technology, news from across Royal Society of Chemistry publishing

Lee A.J., Hung A., Mardyani S., Rhee A., Klostranec J.M., Mu Y., Li D., and Chan W.C.W., Toward the accurate read-out of quantum dot barcodes: Design of deconvolution algorithms and assessment of fluorescence signals in buffer. Advanced Materials, 2007 19(20):3113–3118.

Zheng J., Ghazani A. A., Song Q., Mardyani S., Chan W.C.W., Wang C., Cellular Imaging and Surface Marker Labeling of Hematopoietic Cells Using Quantum Dot Bioconjugates, Laboratory Hematology, 2006 12 (2): 94-98.

Jiang W., Mardyani S., Fischer H., Chan W.C.W., Design and characterization of lysine cross-linked mereapto-acid biocompatible quantum dots. Chemistry of Materials, 2006, 18 (4): 872-878.

Zhang H., Mardyani S., Chan W.C.W., Kumacheva E, Design of biocompatible chitosan microgels for targeted pH-mediated intracellular release of cancer therapeutics. Biomacromolecules, 2006, 7 (5): 1568-1572.

Das M., Mardyani S., Chan W.C.W., Kumacheva E., Biofunctionalized pH-Responsive Microgels for Cancer Cell Targeting. Advanced Materials, 2006, 18 (1): 80-83.

Jiang W., Fischer H., Papa E., Mardyani S., Chan W. C. W., Semiconductor Quantum Dots as Contrast Probes for Whole Animal Imaging. Trends in Biotechnology, 2004, 22 (12), 607-609.
Book Chapters:
Mardyani S., Jiang W., Lai J., Zhang J., Chan W. C. W., (2004) Bioinspired Approaches to Building Nanoscale Devices. "Biological Nanostructures and Applications of Nanostructures in Biology," M. Stoscio, M. Dutta eds., Kluwer Publishing. pp.149-160.

Jiang W., Singhal A., Fischer H., Mardyani S., Chan W. C. W., (2004) Engineering Biocompatible Quantum Dots for Real-time, Ultrasensitive Biological Imaging and Detection.  S. Bhatia, T. Desai, eds. Kluwer Publishing. pp. 137-156
Mardyani S., Mu Y., Li D., Chan W.C.W., Effects of Biological Buffers on the Photoluminescence of ZnS-Capped CdSe Quantum Dots (10/2006). BMES, Chicago, IL.  Presented Orally.

Mardyani S., Mu Y., Chan W.C.W., High-Throughput Identification of Targeting Molecules using Quantum Dots, Phage Display, and Flow Cytometry (10/2005).  Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Toronto, Ontario.  Presented Orally

Zheng J., Song Q., Mardyani S., Chan W.C.W., Wang C., (05/2004) Long-term and Live Cell Labeling of Hematopoietic Cells Using Quantum Dot Bioconjugates.  International Symposium on Technological Innovations in Laboratory Haematology, Barcelona, Spain.  Presented Orally.  Won best paper and best presentation award.

Mardyani, S., Singhal, A., Jiang, W., Chan, W.C.W., Interfacing peptides, identified using phage-display screening, with quantum dots for the design of nanoprobes , Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE 5705, pp. 217-224, 2005

Wang C, Zheng J, Mardyani S, Chan W.C.W., Intracellular and surface marker labeling of hematopoietic cells using quantum dot bioconjugates, Experimental Hematology, 33 (7): 121-121 317 Suppl. 1, JUL 2005 (meeting abstract)

Jiang W., Mardyani S., Fischer H., Singhal A., Zheng J., Song Q., Wang C., Chan W. C.W., (02/2004) Biological Applications of Semiconductor Quantum Dots. CIHR/NSERC 2nd Annual Nanomedicine Meeting, Toronto, ON. 
Chan W. C. W., Fischer H., Mardyani S., Jiang W., Large-Scale Processing of Biocompatible, Facile-reactive Powdered Semiconductor Quantum Dots. Patent number: 20060014315

(l-r) Wen Jiang, Hans Fischer, Sawitri Mardyani, Warren Chan, David Naylor at University of Toronto patent presentation event (April 2008)


Setiadi Yazid, Communications & Defence Systems Expert

BSc, MSc, PhD.


Work Experience:
Project leader, Smartcard Deployment in University of Indonesia, Jakarta (2018)

Project leader, Indonesia Geospatial Information Center IT Masterplan, Jakarta (2017)

Security Consultant, Indonesian General Election Committee, Jakarta (2016-2017)

Head of Computer Networking lab, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Indonesia, Jakarta (2009-Present)

Member of Executive Team, National ICT Council, Indonesia, Jakarta (2009-2014)

Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Widyatama University, Bandung (2005-2009)

Sr. Engineer, Siemens Canada, Ottawa (2001-2004)

Researcher, Nortel Networks (1996-2000), Ottawa
PhD in Computer & Electrical Engineering, Queens University, Kingston (1995)

M.Sc in Computer & Information Science, Queens University, Kingston (1990)

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung (1978)
R Gylberth, R Adnan, S Yazid, C Basaruddin, "Differentially Private Optimization Algorithms for Deep Neural Networks", ICACSIS 2017.

M Teguh Kurniawan, S Yazid, “Mitigation strategy for sinkhole attack on WSN”, IWBIS 2017, 23-24 September 2017.

A Fikri Aji, I Putra, P Mursanto, S Yazid, “Can smartphones be used to detect an earthquake? Using a machine learning approach to identify an earthquake event”, Annual IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon), May 2014

S Yazid, H.T Mouftah, T. Yang, “Fast reservation protocol and statistical multiplexing: a comparative study”,  ICC '94, IEEE, SUPERCOMM/ICC June 1994