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2019 Conference - Queens' College, Cambridge

Advanced Accident and Radiation-Tolerant Materials Submit Abstracts and Register NOW

2019 Conference 

Two Day Conference - Queens' College, Cambridge

- 25th & 26th March 2019.



Call for Abstracts for consideration by The Scientific Committee - closing date 28th February 2019.
Single-side, A4 in Word or pdf format  -  submit to with a Subject Heading of Abstract and then your surname

This conference intends to bring together scientists and engineers interested in developing materials to improve the cladding and performance of nuclear fuels.

Of specific interest is the deployment of advanced experimental, computational and modelling approaches to develop materials with superior neutronic, and radiation and corrosion resistant properties, which can mitigate the consequences of a severe accident by extending grace periods.

The approaches used will also naturally include advances in materials adapted to operate reliably in increased burn-up or fast neutron situations. 

Scientific sessions will be based around silicon carbide, coated clads, advanced
carbide systems, such as MAX phases and includes modelling and experimental


INTRODUCTION - Professor Lindsay Greer –  University of Cambridge

SETTING THE SCENE - Dr Edward Lahoda - Westinghouse Electric Company

SPEAKER - Professor Lance Snead - SUNY, Stony Brook, New York
Topic: Stored Energy In SiC and It’s Relation to Irradiated Microstructure and Off-Normal Events in LWR’s

SPEAKER - Professor Michel Barsoum - Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, USA
Topic: MAX Phases in nuclear applications

SPEAKER - Dr Philipp Frankel - University of Manchester, UK
Topic: Irradiation tolerance of MaxPhase Materials

SPEAKER - Professor Michael Finnis - Imperial College, London
Topic: First principles calculation of point defects in ZrC

SPEAKER - Dr Simon Middleburgh - Bangor University, UK
Topic: Mechanistic understanding of accident tolerant fuel candidate materials: accelerating research, development and licensing

SPEAKER - Professor Lu Min Wang - University of Michigan, USA
Topic:  Radiation Damage

SPEAKER - Professor Jingynag Wang - Shenyang
Topic: Design and fabrication of integrated carbides for accident tolerant zircaloy fuel cladding.

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Accommodation at Queens' College

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