Future safety and sustainability of nuclear energy systems based on fission and fusion technologies are strongly correlated to the development and application of advanced materials capable of withstanding the ever increasingly harsh environment of a nuclear reactor core. This international symposium aims to bring together scientists and engineers to discuss opportunities and needs for key enabling materials for application in nuclear energy systems. This will include the most current up-to-date and state-of-the-art science and technology, ranging from materials design and development, processing, and performance under relevant nuclear environments. Also, included will be discussions on prospects and perspectives related to commercial development, and qualification and licensing requirements. The symposium is co-sponsored by ACerS Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Material technologies for enhanced accident tolerance LWR fuels and core
  • Ceramic fuel materials, technologies, and characterization; TRISO fuels
  • Graphite and carbon materials for nuclear applications
  • Chemical compatibility and corrosion
  • Novel ceramics and composites for nuclear systems
  • Joining and coating technologies for reactor components
  • Radiation damage, defect production, evolutions, and interactions
  • Advanced characterization techniques and methods
  • Fuel, cladding, assembly, and core evolutions and performance modeling
  • Test methods, codes and standards, and design methodology

Symposium Organizers
  • Phil Edmondson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Takaaki Koyanagi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Cory Trivelpiece, Savannah River National Laboratory, USA
  • Kyle Brinkman, Clemson University, USA
  • Kevin Fox, Savannah River National Laboratory, USA
  • Monica Ferraris, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Weon-Ju Kim, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea
  • Tatsuya Hinoki, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Cédric Sauder, CEA, France
Points of Contact