16th Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation (16IEMPT)

The NEA is organising the 16th Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation (16IEMPT) on 26-30 June 2022. The meeting will be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and hosted by Rosatom 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. Partitioning and Transmutation (P&T) is one of 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 advanced nuclear fuel cycles and P&T, the NEA has been organising biennial information exchange meetings on actinide and fission product partitioning and transmutation since 1990.

Key dates

2 November 2021 Start of extended abstract submission
28 January 2022 Close of extended abstract submission
1 April 2022 Notification to authors
TBD Start of registration for all participants
TBD Close of registration


The meeting will cover scientific, as well as strategy/policy developments in the field of advanced fuel cycles and P&T. The meeting will be divided into different sessions including the following topics:

  1. International and national programmes: overview of national programmes in the field of advanced fuel cycles and P&T and of activities carried out in international organisations
  2. Fuel cycle strategies and scenarios: scenario analyses, including economic aspects, for advanced fuel cycles and P&T
  3. Advanced reactors and accelerator-driven systems: coolants, physics, infrastructures, design and technology, flexibility, performance and safety
  4. R&D infrastructures for advanced fuel cycles and P&T
  5. Modelling and data: codes and data for advanced reactors, verification, in support of modelling, multiphysics...
  6. Advanced fuels for transmutation and multirecycling: advanced fuel fabrication, handling and transportation, irradiation, characterisation, performance, PIE
  7. Advanced nuclear fuel recycling: aqueous and pyro separation processes for advanced reprocessing, minor actinide and fission product partitioning, including MSR systems
  8. Waste management for future nuclear fuel cycles: advanced waste forms, waste management strategies (including secondary wastes)
  9. Innovative utilisations of actinides and fission products: other uses of products or waste materials from advanced fuel cycles, isotopes for space power or medical use...

The meeting will consist of a plenary session, followed by technical sessions and a poster session covering the above-mentioned technical subjects. More details will be given in due course.

General progamme layout (tentative)

Sunday 26 June 2022
Welcome reception
Monday 27 June 2022
Welcome address from Rosatom
Welcome address from NEA
Panel session: 30th anniversary
International and national programmes (invited speakers)
Q/A session
Tuesday 28 June
Technical sessions 
Wednesday 29 June
Technical sessions
Poster session
Thursday 30 June
Technical sessions
Summary session
Guidelines and registration

Extended abstracts

All participants willing to present a contribution (oral or poster) should submit an extended abstract (1-5 pages) by completing the submission form. A template with instructions can be found in the download section.

Please note that you will need to log in using your NEA account or to pre-register if you do not already have one.

All accepted extended abstracts will be made available to the participants at the meeting. The official proceedings will be published afterwards.

Extended abstracts submitted in 2020 and early 2021

All authors who submitted extended abstracts in 2020 or early 2021 are kindly invited to resubmit them (after update, if needed) by completing the submission form.

Copyright form

All authors are invited to fill in, sign and submit the copyright form when submitting their extended abstract.The form can be found in the download section.

Early-career scientists

Contributions from early-career scientists (under 35 years of age) are highly encouraged.The best extended abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations and the authors will be invited to co-chair some sessions.


All participants (presenters and non-presenters) planning to attend the meeting will be invited to complete the registration form. Registration will be opened later on.

Further information


No registration fees will be charged. 


The meeting will be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, during the amazing time of белые ночи. More information will be given in due course.

Working language

The working language will be English.

Technical tours

Optional technical tours will be proposed. More information will be given in due course.


The proceedings of the event, gathering all the extended abstracts, will be published after the meeting.

Workshop officials and committee members

Scientific and Organising Committee

Chair: Vladimir Artisyuk (Rosatom, Russia)
Stéphane Bourg (CEA, France)
Nathalie Chauvin (CEA, France)
Sung Yeol Choi (Seoul National University, Korea)
Christian Ekberg (Chalmers, Sweden)
Amparo González Espartero (IAEA)
Gabriele Grassi (NEA)
Clément Hill (IAEA)
Taek K. Kim (ANL, US)
Ken Marsden (INL, US)
Andrea Salvatores (CEA, France)
Pavel Souček (JRC-ITU, EU)
Robin Taylor (NNL, UK)
Kazufumi Tsujimoto (JAEA, Japan)
Jan Uhlíř (Řež, Czech Republic)
Gert Van den Eynde (SCK CEN, Belgium)

Past editions and proceedings

  • 15IEMPT - Manchester, UK - 30 September - 3 October 2018
  • 14IEMPT - San Diego, CA (US) - 17-20 October 2016
  • 13IEMPT - Seoul, Republic of Korea - 23-26 September 2014
  • 12IEMPT - Prague, Czech Republic - 24-27 September 2012
  • 11IEMPT - San Francisco, CA (US) - 1-4 November 2010
  • 10IEMPT - Mito, Japan - 2008
  • 09IEMPT - Nîmes, France - 2006
  • 08IEMPT - Las Vegas, NV (US) - 2004
  • 07IEMPT - Jeju, Republic of Korea - 2002
  • 06IEMPT - Madrid, Spain - 2000
  • 05IEMPT - Mol, Belgium - 1998
  • 04IEMPT - Mito, Japan - 1996
  • 03IEMPT - Cadarache, France - 1994
  • 02IEMPT - ANL, IL (US) - 1992
  • 01IEMPT - Mito, Japan - 1990