Annika Forsman

Annika Forsman

Project coordinator and e-learning developer

BSc in Economics, specialized in Statistics, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Benedict Jaeschke

Benedict Jaeschke


PhD in Marine Ecotoxicology, Stockholm University, Sweden. Masters of Research (MRes) in Marine Biology, University of Plymouth, UK.

Boris Alfonso

Boris Alfonso

Senior IT Consultant

Software engineer and project manager with long experience in desktop programming using Java, and in developing and maintaining of database driven websites (e.g. ERICA Assessment Tool, CONNECT platform4FUN projectMERLIN-Expo tool).


BSc in Software Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Sankt-Petersburg State Technical University, Russia.

Dmitry Hofman

Dmitry Hofman

Senior Software Developer

More than 20 years of experience in GUI, database, web and GIS programming in the fields of environmental modelling and radioactive waste management. Technologies used: .NET, C#, ASP.NET, MS SQL Server, MySQL. Selected projects: IAEA SAFRAN, POSIVA Safety Assessment Database.


PhD in Computer Science (Language and framework for integration of environmental models), Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems Problems, Kiev, Ukraine. MSc in Mathematics ,National University, Kiev, Ukraine.

Eric Howell

Eric Howell

Managing Director

Radiation Toxicologist and Programme Coordinator with experience in decommissioning, remediation, and management and disposal of radioactive waste as a former staff member with the International Atomic Energy Agency (Iraq decommissioning project).


Ph.D. in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Center for Environmental Radiation Studies at Texas Tech University.

Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson

Head of Software Development

MSc in Astrophysics, Stockholm University, Sweden. Certified Java Instructor for Sun Microsystems. 19 years of experience in programming, graphical user interface layout and design. Training and course development in computer programming.

Idalmis De la Cruz Quiala

Idalmis De la Cruz Quiala


MSc in Engineering, Sankt-Petersburg State Technical University, Russia. Working experience as System tester within telecom testing software on Unix system.

Per-Gustav Åstrand

Per-Gustav Åstrand


MSc in Physics, Stockholm University, Sweden. Working experience in digital electronics hardware design and programming, 3 years experience in computer science for physicists at Stockholm University.

Robert Broed

Robert Broed

Senior Consultant

MSc in Nuclear Physics, Stockholm University, Sweden. PhD in nuclear physics in the field of radioecological modeling. Expertise in computer aided modeling, 18 years experience in programming Matlab/Simulink.

Rodolfo Avila

Rodolfo Avila

Senior Consultant

PhD in Radioecology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Founder and Director of Facilia. 25 years of experience in the field of radiological environmental protection. Expertise in radioecology, mathematical modelling and risk assessment.

Thomas Hjerpe

Thomas Hjerpe

Senior Consultant

PhD in Radiation Physics, Lund University, Sweden. 10 years experience in the field of safety assessment for nuclear waste disposal facilities. Expertise in radiation protection and radiation physics.

Our team in Ukraine

Oksana Shevchenko

Oksana Shevchenko

Certified Project Manager, UPMI

London International Business Academy.
Management & Marketing Universal Business School.
Professional Diploma in Management.




Dmitry Grygorenko

Dmitry Grygorenko


MSc in Technical Electrochemistry, National Technical University of Ukraine.
“Kiev Polytechnic Institute”, Ukraine.


Daria Koliabina

Daria Koliabina


MSc in Computer-Integrated Technological Processes and Production,
National Technical University of Ukraine “Kiev Polytechnic Institute”, Ukraine







Hosseini A, Stenberg K, Avila R, Beresford N A, Brown J E (2013) Application of the Bayesian approach for derivation of PDFs for concentration ratio values. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.

Raguž V, Jarsö J, Grolader S, Lindborg R, Avila R (2013) Plant uptake of elements in soil and pore water: Field observations versus model assumptions. Journal of Environmental Management.



Ekström P-A (2011) Pandora – a simulation tool for safety assessments. Technical description and user´s guide. SKB report TR-11-01.

Hallberg, B, Aquilonius K, Skoog S, Huutoniemi T, Torudd J (2011) Radiologisk påverkan på växter och djur från Clink under drift. SKB report R-10-53.



Avila R, Ekström P-A, Åstrand P-G (2010) Landscape dose conversion factors used in the safety assessment SR-Site. SKB report TR-10-07.

Nordén S, Avila R, de la Cruz I, Stenberg K, Grolander S (2010) Element-specific and constant parameters used for dose calculations in SR-Site. SKB report TR-10-07.

Hjerpe T, ikonen A.T.K. and Broed R (2010) Biospere Assessment Report 2009. Posiva report 2010-3. March 2010.

Smith K, Robinson C, Jackson D, de la Cruz I, Zinger I, Avila R (2010) Non-human biota dose assessment: Sensitivity analysis  and knowledge quality assessment. Posiva working paper 2010-69. October 2010.

Torudd J (2010) Long term radiological effects on plants and animals of a deep geological repository. SR-Site Biosphere. SKB report R-10-27.

Tröjbom M, Grolander S (2010) Chemical conditions in present and future ecosystems in Forsmark – Implications for selected radionuclides in the safety assessment SR-Site. SKB report R-10-27.



Avila R, Voitsekhovych O, Zinger I and Keyser P (2009) (in press) Assessment of current doses from uranium tailings. In proceedings to the IAEA conference on Remediation of Land Contaminated by Radioactive Material Residues. 18 – 22 May 2009, Astana, Kazakhstan.

Gärdenäs A, Eckersten H, Reinlert A, Gustafsson D, Jansson P-E, Ekström P-A, Avila R, Greger M (2009) TRACEY – a simulation model of trace elementfluxes in soil-plant system for long term assessment of a radioactive groundwater contamination. SKB report TR-09-24.

Hofman D, Åstrand P-G, Yacko S, Shiryaeva N and Skurat V (2009) Application of SAFRAN and the MINSK database for the safety assessment of planned waste treatment and storage faclities in Belarus.

Hofman D, Åstrand P-G and Todosienko S (2009) The NUTEK/ENSURE web-based database system. Facilia Report PD/Database/May09.

Konovalenko L, Shiryaeva N, Yacko S and Skurat V (2009) Comparison of candidate sites for the Belarusian National Repository for low and Intermediate Radioactive Waste. Study in support to a preliminary safety assessment.

Torudd J (2009) Interim Report 2: Background doses for biota found in Forsmark and Oskarshamn areas. Internal Facilia report IR02/SKB-DCCs/FEB09 to SKB, Stockholm, Sweden.



Avila R and Pröhl G (2008) Models used in the SFR1 SAR-08 and KBS-3H safety assessments for calculation of C-14 doses. SKB report R-08-16.

Bergström U, Avila R, Ekström P-A and de la Cruz I (2008) Dose assessments for SFR 1. SKB report R-08-15.

Beresford N, Howard B, Blust R, Carlé B, Dowdall M, Gariel J-C, Garnier-Laplace J, Gasco C, Ikaheimonen C, Mo berg L, Smodis B, Trueba C, Vandenhove I and Zinger I (2008) Rationalising radioecological capacity with requirements. FUTURAE D3 EC project Contract N° FP6 – 036453.

Brown JE, Alfonso B, Avila R, Beresford NA, Copplestone D, Pröhl G and Ulanovsky A (2008) The ERICA Tool. JER Vol.99, No.9: 1371-1383, September 2008, ISSN 0265-931X

Broed R and Xu S. (2008) User’s manual for Ecolego Toolbox and the Discretization Block. SSI Report 2008:10.

De la Cruz I, Zinger, I and Avila R (2008) Radiation Doses to Biota in Sweden, report: TR/SSI/01 for the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority, Sweden.

Hofman D (2008) Template for specification for SAFRAN tool. Facilia report. SADRWMS IAEA project.

Hjerpe T, Hofman D and Åstrand P-G (2008) Assuring data quality in Posiva’s biosphere assessment. Poster presented at the International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity, 15-20 June 2008, Bergen, Norway.

IAEA (2008) (in press) The Safety Case and Safety Assessment for Radioactive Waste Disposal, Contribution to the draft safety guide DS 355, December 2008.

IAEA (2008) (in press) Safe Management of Residues from Former Mining and Milling Activities in Central Asia. Contribution to the Regional Technical Cooperation Project RER/9/086, November 2008.

Oughton DH, Agüero A, Avila R, Brown JE, Gilek M and Copplestone D (2008) Addressing uncertainties in the ERICA Integrated Approach JER Vol.99, No.9: 1384-1392, September 2008, ISSN 0265-931X

Torudd J and Zinger I (2008) Interim Report 1: Derivation of Dose Conversion Coefficients for biota found in Forsmark and Laxemar areas. Internal Facilia report IR01/SKB-DCCs/OCT08 to SKB, Stockholm, Sweden.

Zinger I, Avila R, Hofman D, Jova-Sed L, Kinker M and Goldammer W (2008) Overview of the Safety Assessment Framework (SAFRAN) Tool, Poster presented at the International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity, Bergen. IAEA SAFRAN software, available on

Zinger I, Oughton D and Jones S (2008) Stakeholder interaction within the ERICA integrated approach. JER 99(9):1503-9, September 2008, ISSN 0265-931X.

Zinger I, Copplestone D and Howard B (2008) Decision-making in environmental radiation protection: using the ERICA Integrated Approach. JER 99(9):1510-1518 pages, September 2008, ISSN 0265-931X

Zinger I (2008) A review of Sida-supported cooperation on civil radiation in the Ukraine, report: FAC/SIDA/2008 for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sweden.

Zinger I (Ed) (2008) ENSURE: Assessment of Risks to Human Health and the Environment from Uranium Tailings in Ukraine – Phase 1 report. Report TR/SIUS/01 for the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority, Sweden.




Avila R, de la Cruz I, Sundell-Bergman S and Hasselblad S (2007) Radiological consequences of radionuclide releases to sewage systems from hospitals in Sweden. SSI report 2007:10.

Beresford N, Brown J, Copplestone D, Garnier-Laplace J, Howard B, Larsson CM, Oughton D, Pröhl G and Zinger I (2007) An INTEGRATED APPROACH to the assessment and management of environmental risks from ionising radiation – Description of purpose, methodology and application. Deliverable D-ERICA. EC project Contract N°FI6R-CT-2004-508847.

Broed R (2007) Landscape Modeling Case Studies for Olkiluoto Site in 2005-2006. Working report 2007-39. Posiva OY, Olkiluoto, Finland.

Broed R (2007) Landscape Model Configuration for Biosphere Analysis of Selected Cases in TILA-99 and in KBS-3H Safety Evaluation, 2007. Posiva working report 2007-108.

Broed R, Avila R, Bergström U, Hjerne T and Ikonen A (2007) Biosphere analysis for selected cases in Tila-99 and in the KBS-3H safety evaluation 2007. Posiva report 2007-109.

Konovalenko L and Avila R (2007) Alternative approaches for modelling radionuclide transport in the landscape with running water, SKB 2007 report, Sweden.

Moberg L, Zinger I, Howard B, Beresford N, Vandenhove H and Gariel J-C (2007) A study of stakeholders views on radioecological needs in Europe in the next 5-10 years. FUTURAE D2 EC project Contract N° FP6 – 036453.




Avila Moreno R, Kautsky U, Ekström P-A (2006) Modeling the long-term transport and accumulation of radionuclides in the landscape for derivation of dose conversion factors, Ambio 35(8).

Avila R (2006) Model of the long-term transfer of radionuclides in forests. SKB TR-06-08, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB.

Avila R (2006) The ecosystem models used for dose assessments in SR-Can. SKB TR-06-81, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB.

Avila R and Bergström U (2006) Methodology for calculation of doses to man and implementation in Pandora. SKB R-06-68, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB; Report 2006-56, Posiva OY, Olkiluoto, Finland.

Avila R, de la Cruz I, Bergman S and Hasselblad S (2006) Radiological consequences of radionuclide releases to sewage systems from hospitals in Sweden. Swedish Radiation Protection Authority report, in draft.

Avila R, Ekström P-A and Kautsky U (2006) Development of landscape dose factors for dose assessments in SR-Can. SKB-TR-06-15, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB, Stockholm, Sweden.

Ekström P-A and Broed R (2006) Sensitivity analysis methods and a biosphere test case implemented in EIKOS. Working Report 2006-31, Posiva OY, Olkiluoto, Finland.

Goldammer W and Avila R (2006) Assistance to the Development of Safety Assessments within the Vinca Programme. End-Of-Mission Report SCG4005 16, IAEA, draft 15 July 2006.

IUR (2006) Recommendations for improving predictions of the long-term environmental behaviour of 14C, 36Cl, 99Tc, 237Np and 238U. Findings of the IUR “Radioecology and Waste” Task Force. Facilia Ed. 80 pp.

Jova Sed L and Avila R (2006) Infrastructure Appraisal for the Republic of Ghana of Radiation Safety and the Security of Radioactive Sources, IAEA draft RaSSIA 09/ 2006/ GHANA, 25 – 29 September 2006.

Leaflet (2006) Assessment tool for the IAEA International Project on Safety Assessment Driven Radioactive Waste Management Solutions (SADRWMS).

RITEG (2006) Upgrading the Regulatory Framework of the Russian Federation for the Safe Decommissioning and Disposal of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators. A Collaborative Project of the Norwegian Radiation Protection AuthorityAnd Rostechnadzor. Final Project Report, D10.



Avila R (2004) Model of the long-term transfer of radionuclides in forests. SKB report TR-06-08.

Avila R, Beresford N, Agüero A, Broed R, Brown J, Iospje M, Robles B and Suañez A (2004) Study of the uncertainty in estimation of the exposure of non-human biota to ionising radiation. J. Radiol. Prot. 24 : 105-122.

Anisimov N.A. (2004) Application of design software packages Ecolego and Amber for safety assessment of final disposal of low- and intermediary-level radioactive waste in a regular (hypothetical) near-surface storage facility adequately representing facilities within radon system. Interbranch Certificate-Expert, Scientific-Research and Control Centre of Nuclear and Radiation Safety – RECCENTRE – reg. No P-48/04.
Contract No REC/05/2004 of 19 May 2004, St-Petersburg 2004.

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