MMSNF-6, First Call

Materials Models and Simulations for Nuclear Fuels

University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Dec. 13-14 2007


Co-organized by University of Tokyo, the United States of America Department of Energy,, the International Atomic Energy Agency,,.




Tokyo, Japan, (hotels to be announced)


International Organizing Committee (being finalized)

Robin Grimes (Imperial College, UK),

John Killeen (IAEA)
Shuichi Iwata (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan), 

Moto-yasu Kinoshita (CRIEPI/JAEA/U-Tokyo, Japan),

Martin Kissane (IRSN, France),

Kazuo Minato (JAEA, Japan), 

Kenji Konashi (Tohoku Univ., Japan),

Federico Mompean (OECD),

Toru Ogawa (JAEA, Japan),

Kemal Pasamehmetoglu (INL, USA), 

Marius Stan (LANL, USA),

James Tulenko (Univ. of Florida, USA),

Paul Van Uffelen (ITU, Germany),


Local Organization  

Shuichi Iwata (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan), 

Moto-yasu Kinoshita (CRIEPI/JAEA/U-Tokyo, Japan), 

(detailed member list will be provided)


Scope and Format

The MMSNF Workshops aim at stimulating research and discussions on modeling and simulations of nuclear fuels and coupling the results with fuel performance codes. Brief presentations of multi-scale (first principles, atomistic, meso-scale, and continuum) theory-based models and simulations of material properties are encouraged. Experimental results that define requirements, guide or challenge the models are also welcome. The presentations are followed by discussions of each sessionfs theme. The workshop will result in a report containing recommendations for a framework that will encourage and facilitate international collaborations in the area of nuclear fuels models and simulations.  All presentations will be loaded on to a CD and distributed to participants.



Sessions cover: models and simulations of thermo-mechanical properties and irradiation effects; advanced fuel performance codes; experimental validation; planning, integration, and international collaborations.


Abstract Submission

Submit by Oct. 10, 2007 to:, Place gMMSNFh in the TITLE of the mail.


Registration information will be available at the workshop web site.

It will soon appear with information for accommodation.


Previous Workshops

5th: Nice, France, June 10-12, 2006,

4th: Washington DC, 17-18 Nov. 2005, MMSNF-4

3rd: Washington DC, 18-19 Nov. 2004, MMSNF-3

2nd: New Orleans, LA, 20-21 Nov. 2003, MMSNF-2

1st : Santa Fe, NM, 9-10 June 2003, MMSNF-1