Fifteenth NEA Information Exchange Meeting on

    Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation

    Manchester Hall, Manchester, UK
    30 September‑3 October 2018


    The NEA is organising the fifteenth information exchange meeting on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation (P&T). For the first time, the meeting will be held in the United Kingdom in Manchester, UK from 30 September‑3 October 2018, hosted by the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) in co‑operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


    Advanced nuclear fuel cycles to improve the safety, sustainability and economics of nuclear energy are under development internationally. P&T is one the candidate technologies to help reduce the heat, radiotoxicity and volume of radioactive waste. Recent developments indicate the need for embedding P&T strategies into advanced fuel cycles considering both waste management and economic issues.

    In order to give experts a forum to present and discuss state‑of‑the‑art developments in the field of P&T, the NEA has been organising biennial information exchange meetings on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation since 1990.


    The meeting will cover scientific, as well as strategic/policy developments in the field of P&T, such as:

    • national nuclear fuel cycle strategies and transition scenarios;
    • the role of P&T and its potential evolution in the future nuclear energy mix;
    • radioactive waste forms;
    • impact of P&T on geological disposal: criteria and results;
    • radioactive waste management strategies (including secondary wastes);
    • transmutation fuels and targets;
    • advances in pyro and aqueous separation processes;
    • P&T specific technology requirements: materials, spallation targets, coolants, etc.;
    • transmutation physics, experiments and nuclear data requirements and validation;
    • transmutation systems: design, performance and safety;
    • impact of P&T on the fuel cycle: fabrication, handling and transportation of transmutation fuels;
    • economics of P&T.

    Multi-scale modelling, experiments and instrumentation, novel theories and benchmarks will also be included in the scope.


    The meeting will consist of aplenary session, followed by technical sessions and a poster session covering the technical subjects in the scope.

    At the summary session, reviews and findings of each technical session will be presented by the session chairs.

    Registration and abstract submission

    Abstracts of 500 words maximum using the instructions for authors should be sent before 15 April 2018 to the NEA by means of the registration form. Authors are invited to indicate under which topic (in the scope above) their paper could be classified, and if they would like to have an oral or a poster presentation.

    Participants will be informed by June 2018 whether their paper has been accepted. Full papers of accepted abstracts and invited talks must reach the NEA (E-mail ) in electronic form by September 2018.

    Participants planning to attend the meeting without presenting a paper are invited to complete the registration form before 15 September 2018.

    There is no registration fee.

    Important dates

    End of January 2018 Start of registration and abstract submission
    15 April 2018 Close of abstract submission
    May 2018 Select papers/plenary talks/set chair and sessions
    1 June 2018 Notification to authors
    15 September 2018 Close of registration and full paper submission

    Venue, hotel, transport, visa, etc.

    The meeting will be held in Manchester, UK at Manchester Hall.

    Information on hotels and other arrangements will be communicated in due course.

    Scientific advisory committee

    Robin Taylor  (NNL, UK), Chair Jack Law (INL, United States)
    Hamid Aït Abderrahim (SCK-CEN, Belgium) Temitope Taiwo (ANL, United States)
    Nathalie Chauvin (CEA, France) Jan Uhlir (Rez, Czech Republic)
    Stéphanie Cornet (NEA) Sung Yeol Choi (KAIST, Rep. Korea)
    Christian Ekberg (Chalmers, Sweden) Iurii Khomiakov (Russia)
    Amparo Gonzales Espartero (IAEA) Kazufumi Tsujimoto (JAEA, Japan)
    Jean-Paul Glatz (JRC-ITU, EU) Il Soon Hwang (SNU, Rep. Korea)

    All correspondence regarding the meeting should be addressed to the workshop secretariat:

    Stéphanie Cornet
    Nuclear Energy Agency
    46, quai Alphonse Le Gallo
    92100 Boulogne Billancourt


    Last reviewed: 2 November 2017