2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EN17-Structure–Property Processing Performance Relationships in Materials for Nuclear Technologies

The interconnections between materials’ structures, properties, and processing methods are directly correlated with performance. This symposium will explore these linkages within a wide variety of nuclear technologies, including nuclear forensics, nuclear fuels and materials, nuclear waste forms, and radiation detection. The basic science and recent advances of the understanding of these interconnections are the focus of this symposium. Contributions that combine both modeling and simulation with experiments to enhance the understanding of the structure-property-processing-performance relationships are of particular interest. Characterization methods that provide insight regarding the structure and properties of nuclear technologies are also particularly encouraged.


Topics will include:

  • Nuclear forensics
  • Nuclear fuels and materials
  • Nuclear waste forms
  • Radiation detection and measurement
  • Advanced characterization techniques applied to nuclear technologies
  • Theory, modeling, and simulation of nuclear systems

Invited Speakers:

  • Karl Whittle (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
  • Thierry Wiss (JRC Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Daniel Gregg (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Australia)
  • Emmanuelle Marquis (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Gianguido Baldinozzi (CNRS, Ecole Centrale Paris, France)
  • Kyle Brinkman (Clemson University, USA)
  • Paolo Ferroni (Westinghouse Electric, USA)
  • Simerjeet Gill (Brookhaven National Lab, USA)
  • Lingfeng He (Idaho National Lab, USA)
  • Magnus Limback (Westinghouse Electric, Sweden)
  • Luther MacDonald (University of Utah, USA)
  • Lindsay Roy (Savannah River National Lab, USA)
  • Mike Short (Massachusetts Institiute of Technology, USA)
  • Mariya Zhuravleva (University of Tennessee, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Simon Middleburgh
Bangor University
United Kingdom

Maik K. Lang
University of Tennessee
USA

Chaitanya S. Deo
Georgia Institute of Technology
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
USA

Maria A. Okuniewski
Purdue University
Materials Engineering
USA

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