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Erico Spinadel
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Born6 May 1929(1929-05-06)
Died25 February 2020(2020-02-25) (aged 90)
NationalityAustrian, Argentine
EducationUniversity of Buenos Aires
Spouse(s)Vera W. de Spinadel
ChildrenLaura P. Spinadel, Pablo Spinadel, Irene Spinadel, Andrea Gisela Spinadel

Erico Spinadel (6 May 1929 – 25 February 2020) was an Austrian-Argentine industrial engineer. His works were about Wind Power. He got his PhD at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2004.[1]

Spinadel joined the Argentine National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) in 1956 and in January 1959. He was the first operator to drive a nuclear reactor (the RA 1) to critical conditions.[2]

Between 1994 and 2001, he was Consulting Full Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, School of Engineering.[3] From 1986 to 1994 he was Director of the Electricity Department of the School of Engineering, University of Buenos Aires FIUBA.[4] From 1994 he was Consulting Emeritus Professor at the National University of Lujan.[5] In 1994, he was President of the Argentine Wind Energy Association (AAEE).[6]

From 2008 he was Regional Director on the Latin American Wind Energy Association (LAWEA).[7] and Member of the Board of the World Wind Energy Association.[8]


  1. "Doctoral thesis Dr. Erico Spinadel: Dissertation: Decentralized electricity and heat supply in large buildings from the natural gas network using fuel cells; first step towards a hydrogen energy economy". University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  2. "Congreso Hyfusen". CNEA Instituto de Energía y Desarrollo Sustentable. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  3. "La FIUBA reconoce a sus profesionales". University of Buenos Aires, School of Engineering. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  4. "Emeritus Professor". University of Buenos Aires, School of Engineering. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  5. "Emeritus Professor". University of Lujan, Faculty of Technology. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  6. "Argentine Wind Energy Association". Asociación Argentina de Energía Eólica. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  7. "Latin America Wind Energy Association (LAWEA)". Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  8. "World Wind Resource Assessment Report by the WWEA Technical Committee". World Wind Energy Association. Retrieved May 13, 2017.