Dr. Jean Mogu Bele Jim
Professor of Nuclear Physics, MIT
Dr. Jean Mogu Bele is a renowned nuclear physicist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. Dr. Bele began his career as a physics professor at Institut Supérieur des Techniques Appliquées (ISTA) in Kinshasa in 1980. He relocated to Montreal, Canada, in 1987, joining the faculty of the University of Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada, as a researcher and professor. He later taught and continued researching at the University of Montreal. In 1993, Dr. Bele became a senior researcher at Centre Canadien De Fusion Nuclear and joined the MIT faculty in 1995. He currently holds the title of Professor of Physics and Affiliate Researcher with a focus on nuclear sciences. His research has contributed greatly to the advancement in safety and development of nuclear technology, and over the course of his career, Dr. Bele has served as a counselor to many presidents and leaders on nuclear technology issues and challenges. Dr. Bele is a pioneer of biometric technologies and designs software solutions that enhance the security abilities of identification systems. He has published more than 42 papers in Physics, Mathematics, Nuclear Engineering, Physics of Medical Imaging, and Software Engineering.
With his wife, Lea Bele, Dr. Bele founded The Arithmtech Corporation, a software development company. Launched in 2000, The Arithmtech Corporation drives software simulations and innovations and works within numerous markets including aerospace and defense, bioinformatics and pharmaceutical, biometrics, medicine, morpholometric, nanoelectronic communication and business solutions. Dr. Bele’s honors and recognition include:
- 1990 Member of the Canadian Nuclear Society
- 2007 Member of the American Physical Society
- 2007 Member of the American Nuclear Society
- 2010 Member of the American Mathematics Society