July 18-29, 2016 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN

ithin the scope of the two week
school, the following topics will be
addressed in an integrated fashion:
•Fundamentals of radiation damage and
degradation in nuclear fuels and materials
•Coupling multiscale and multiphysics
through advanced modeling and
simulation techniques
•Irradiation testing and post-irradiation
examination techniques and capabilities
•Pressing issues related to enhanced safety
and sustainability for existing light water
reactors (LWRs)
•Fuel cycle technologies, issues, and outlook
•Fuels and materials challenges towards
implementation of advanced reactor
•Emerging and transformational
technologies for nuclear energy
Students are grouped in teams to work on
course assignments that build on the lecture
materials and address challenging questions.
Each team will be working closely with and
mentored by senior scientists and professors
who are leaders in their respective fields.
The school will provide and opportunity
for students to cultivate a solid theoretical
foundation and to be exposed to examples
of current research challenges to guide their
future work on experimental design, model
development, and validation.
Organization and Faculty
he MeV Summer School is intended to
improve the training of engineers and
applied scientists involved in the design,
licensing and operation of a 21st century
nuclear energy industry through a multi-faceted
learning approach of lectures, tours, and handson activities.
The school is being organized through the
cooperation of national laboratories, industry,
government agencies, and universities that
share the goal of building a strong workforce
to support global nuclear expansion. The
2016 MeV school will be hosted at Oak Ridge
National Laboratory. The faculty will be drawn
from the top experts in academia, industry,
and government. The general organization and
conduct of the school will be overseen by an
international board of senior experts. A local
secretariat will provide technical, logistical and
administrative support to students and faculty.
Executive Committee
Phillip Finck (chair)
Jeffrey Binder
Keith Bradley
Nam Dinh
George Imel
Hussein Khalil
Douglas Kothe
Harold McFarlane
Kemal Pasamehmetoglu
Massimo Salvatores
Temitope Taiwo
Academic Deans
Jeremy Busby
Marius Stan
Alex Stanculescu
Scientific Secretariat
Kevin Field
Thomas Fanning
Tyler Gerczak
Changho Lee
Elia Merzari
Vincent Mousseau
Robert Nourgaliev
David Pointer
Jeff Powers
Emily Shemon
Robert Youngblood
Tandy Bales
Lexie Byrd
Brea Grischkat
Marisa Parkes
Nancy Ward
Advisory Board
Hany Abdel-Khalik
Joonhong Ahn
Robert Budnitz
Jacopo Buongiorno
William Burchill
Moon Hee Chang
Xu Chang
Rakesh Chawla
Cheng Ken Czerwinski
Yaron Danon
Thomas Downar
Concetta Fazio
Juan-Luis Francois
Ray Gamino
Gideon Greyvenstein
Jason Harris
Yassin Hassan
Andrew Klein
Alex Larzelere
Hyung Lee
Kathryn McCarthy
Mark Peters
Sylvie Pillon
Frank Rahn
Baldev Raj
Glen Sjoden
Kord Smith
Bob Speranzini
Bhaskar Sur
Toshikazu Takeda
Timothy Valentine
Karen Vierow
Jasmina Vujic
Paul Wilson
Program Sponsors
Idaho National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National
Idaho State University
Center for Advanced Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
Modeling • Experimentation • Validation
Addressing nuclear fuel and
structural materials challenges
for current and future fuel cycle
July 18-29, 2016
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
he MeV Summer School will
provide early career engineers and
scientists with advanced studies in
integrated modeling, experimentation, and
validation to develop an understanding of
the current and future challenges facing
nuclear energy advancement. Successful
students will leave with a holistic, forwardlooking view of MeV that cannot be
provided by any other current curriculum.
The school provides a forum for drawing
the best topical expertise from around the
globe. It is the aim of the school to foster
the development of a next-generation
network of scientists and engineers capable
of advancing nuclear energy in the 21st
century through integrated modeling and
The MeV Summer School integrates a wide
range of teaching and mentoring expertise,
deeply underpinned by knowledge, skills,
and experience. The 2016 central theme
is addressing nuclear fuel and structural
materials challenges for current and future
fuel cycle technologies.
The courses are designed to broaden
student knowledge and equip them
with a comprehensive understanding of
nuclear fuels and materials for current
and future nuclear energy applications.
An integrated toolbox of modeling and
experimentation will be developed with an
emphasis on developing skills for critical
thinking leading to impactful research and
A certificate of graduation will be awarded
for the successful completion of the MeV
Summer School.
Curriculum (tentative)
Advanced Reactor Technologies
Review of advanced reactor technologies and concepts Motivation and overview
Radiation damage fundamentals
Structural material degradation issues Nuclear fuels fundamentals (2.5)
Irradiation testing (1.5)
Post-irradiation examination techniques (1.5)
Modeling and simulation techniques Integrating modeling, experiments, and validation Advanced reactor structural materials and cladding Industry perspective on advanced reactor technologies (2)
Leveraging fusion materials (1)
Materials for space reactors (1)
Accident tolerant fuels (ATF) and materials (3)
Materials degradation under long-term operation (3)
Fuel Cycle Technologies
Review of fuel cycle technologies (1)
Future fuel cycle options (1)
Separations and waste forms (2)
Fuel storage and transportation (2)
The MeV Summer School will be held on site
at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL),
Oak Ridge, TN USA.
2016 MeV Modeling, Experimentation
& Validation Summer School
Addressing nuclear fuel and structural materials
challenges for current and future fuel cycle
Emerging, transformational, and
cross-cutting technologies
LWR overview and operation Application Form
Additive manufacturing and advanced joining Current Nuclear Fleet Issues
Industry perspective on ATF and long-term
operation of LWRs Advanced reactor fuels (2.5)
July 18-29, 2016
Application deadline April 10, 2016
Acceptance notification April 30, 2016
Held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Throughout the school, students have
opportunities to interact with school
lecturers and senior scientists from academia,
government agencies and laboratories, and
industry. A student booklet will be prepared
introducing each student’s research, allowing
the students to obtain feedback and input from
prominent experts/lecturers and facilitating
student-student interactions and networking.
The program will also inlclude a panel
discussion of experts to foster discourse on
exciting topics presented in the curriculum.
The panel will be open for questions/answers
and interaction with the panelists.
The classroom instruction will be augmented
by tours and hands on activities to link the
classroom material to practical research.
Potential tours and activities include a tour of
the High Flux Isotope Reactor at Oak Ridge
National Laboratory and experiencing hot cell
activities within a mock-up hot cell facility.
For detailed program information, registration procedures, fees, etc., please
visit www.mevschool.org or contact:
Ms. Tandy Bales
Idaho National Laboratory
2525 Fremont Ave. Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3878
(208) 526-8770
[email protected]
Country of Birth & Citizenship :_____________
Application package is to include a short
motivation letter, curriculum vita, and
completed application. Mail or e-mail the
application package to Ms. Tandy Bales.
Tuition: $3,000 USD
Tuition includes lodging and most meals, but some meals
will be at student’s expense. Scholarships will be available,
please see the website for details