The study and development of materials for nuclear science and technology is of paramount importance not only for the renaissance of nuclear energy but also for areas such as dosimetry and nuclear medicine, where materials with tailored microstructures and properties are needed in order to achieve and maintain their desired performance under very demanding conditions. The development of materials for these applications requires continuous R&D in order to ensure the safety and competitiveness of this type of technology. In order to achieve this purpose, both experimental and modelling work have proven to be useful to provide novel insigths into materials design, performance, and radiation-matter interactions.

This symposium is focused on studies of new or improved materials used in nuclear science and technology, in particular on the correlation synthesis-microstructure-properties, radiation damage, dosimetry, materials and fuels for fission and fusion reactors, materials degradation in a nuclear environment, alpha-immunotherapy, diagnostic medical uses,  and other related topics that represent work that supports the high levels of performance and safety required for materials used in this area.

Symposium Topics

  • Materials for nuclear applications: characterization and performance
  • Nuclear waste materials
  • Radiation-matter interaction
  • Fission and fusion reactor materials: fuels, cladding, pressure vessels, core structures, plasma facing materials, low activation materials, etc.
  • Nuclear environmental degradation
  • Simulation and modeling of materials behavior
  • Dosimetry
  • Materials in nuclear medicine (diagnostic and therapeutic uses)
  • Neutron Diffraction

Invited Speakers


Probable Invited Speakers (not yet confirmed):

Peter Gehring, Senior scientist at the NIST  Center for Neutron Research – Ferroelectrics;

Juan Azorín Nieto, Departamento de Física,  UAM-I

Epifanio Cruz Zaragoza Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM, 

Alan James Hurd Los Alamos National Laboratory;

William J. Weber, University of Tennessee, USA; Joseph Somers, Institute for Transuranium, Germany; Jacopo Buongiorno, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Marjorie Bertolus, CEA, France; James Martin Marrow,Mansfield College, USA; Dario Manara, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Germany; Robin Grimes, Imperial College, UK; Peter Hosemann, Universtiy of California Berkeley, USA; Alfred Morgenstern, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Germany; Omesh K. Chopra, Argonne National Laboratory USA