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Abstract submission deadline: 26 April 2024

The following broad topics will be covered:

  • Metallic alloys for structural components

  • Refractory metallic materials

  • Cladding materials including coatings

  • Fuel materials, absorbers, and fuel cladding interaction

  • Cement & ceramics

  • Polymers

  • Advanced manufacturing

  • Simulation of radiation damage

  • Fundamental radiation effects in materials

  • Linking simulations and experiments in nuclear materials

Your submission should be in the form of text, no more than 300 words long. If your abstract is accepted, it will be included in our online abstract link that will be distributed to all conference participants. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Committee to ensure that the topic of the submission is consistent with the scope of the topics covered at the meeting. Once the abstracts are accepted, at least one of the authors must register for and present at the conference. Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.

For revisions or queries regarding papers already submitted:

If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please do not resubmit your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please contact the Conference Content Executive(opens in new tab/window) with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.

Please do not email credit card information under any circumstances.

Science Talks

Science Talks is an open access journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed videos of scientific presentations, tutorials, and news and views. The journal is open to submissions from all areas of mathematical and physical sciences, engineering, medicine, biological sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Published videos are accompanied by a manuscript that includes an abstract, figures, tables, and references presented in the video. Recent publications in SCTALK can be found here: Science Talks | All Journal Issues | ScienceDirect.com by Elsevier(opens in new tab/window)

There are many benefits to publishing in Science Talks:

Videos are content rich

Video content is more memorable and engaging. All submissions are peer-reviewed, and recordings undergo a quality check prior to publication to ensure our high standards are met.

Videos are easy to submit 

Our easy-to-use use template makes it easy for participants to submit a manuscript to accompany their video. 

Videos are freely accessible

All Science Talks videos are immediately and freely available to download and use. Published videos receive a DOI so that they can be cited, and they are hosted on ScienceDirect—the world’s largest scientific content platform with 20 million+ active users.  We also add closed captioning and a transcript of the video prior to publication.  

Videos are free to publish

There are no publication charges for authors who submit before 31st December 2024.

A special issue based on NuMat 2022(opens in new tab/window) has been published. This year, we are offering the same opportunity and welcome presenters from NuMat 2024 to participate in the video special issue dedicated to the conference.

Submission will open on 30th September 2024, and will close on 17th January 2025.

When preparing for the submission, please make sure it includes:

A video recording – the recording could be made via zoom or any other platform of your preference, must have good audio quality, while talking through a set of slides.

A short manuscript prepared according to the journal’s template, which allows viewers to review a short abstract, and access tables and figures that you will present and a reference list. Journal’s editorial staff can help you with the editing of your manuscript before submission if required.

Short author bio for each co-author of your publication which includes a profile photo + a short paragraph.

Please kindly be noted that you can publish a full-length article, and then, submit a video article to Science Talks, it is not a ‘one or another’ situation.

When submitting, please kindly make sure to choose VSI: NuMat 2024.

For any queries related to the video special issue, please feel free to contact Chang Liu via [email protected](opens in new tab/window).

Science Talks

Robert Cahn Award

The purpose of the award is to recognise an outstanding scientist who has:

  • a high scientific profile in the field of nuclear materials

  • the ability to communicate science to a broad audience

  • demonstrated interest in breaking down barriers between different scientific disciplines

The winner of the 2024 award will be invited to give a Plenary lecture at the next NuMat Conference in Singapore, 14–17 October 2024.

The nomination should contain the name of your nominee, his/her CV, and a summary of his/her scientific merit and research impact. The award is open to anyone in the field, although unfortunately self-nominations cannot be accepted.

Please send nominations to the Publisher of the journal, Rachel Garland ([email protected](opens in new tab/window)).

The deadline for nominations is 1 March 2024 at midnight BST, and notification of the award winner will appear on the websites of both the journal, Journal of Nuclear Materials and the conference, NuMat 2024. The award will be presented at the NuMat 2024 Conference, Singapore, 14–17 October 2024.

Deadline for nominations: 1 March 2024 at midnight BST

Previous recipients of the award:

Yves Brechet, Saint Gobain, France and Monash University, USA (NuMat 2022, Ghent, Belgium)

  • Professor Steven Zinkle, University of Texas/Oak Ridge National Lab, USA (NuMat 2010, Karlsruhe, Germany)

  • Professor Sydney Yip, MIT, USA (NuMat 2012, Osaka, Japan)

  • Dr Claudio Ronchi, JCR-ITU, Germany (NuMat 2014, Clearwater, USA)

  • Professor Srikumar Banerjee, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India (NuMat 2016, Montpellier, France)

  • Professor Rodney Ewing, Stanford University, USA (NuMat 2018, Seattle, USA)

  • Dr. Robert S. Averback, Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (NuMat 2020 online)

Robert Cahn

Robert Cahn was a formidable scientist and credited by many as being a physicist who by his writings, teachings, and experiments in metallurgy, effectively created the field of materials science. An outstanding editor, he helped found the Journal of Nuclear Materials and three other journals. He set up and edited three series of books and three technical encyclopedias on materials science, and his energetic promotion of the subject was instrumental in defining it. He was also a prolific author. He wrote more than 200 scientific papers and wrote or edited some 25 books. He also wrote about 130 short articles, mainly for Nature magazine, about materials science for scientists with primary expertise in other branches of science. Even long into retirement, Robert was always willing and happy to give us the benefit of his great experience and wisdom whenever we had an idea that we wanted to explore. He travelled extensively, lectured frequently in many places, and often in several languages. He believed passionately that science needs to be communicated in a way that is clear and engaging for people from all backgrounds and cultures; and he felt strongly that Science itself should not be broken down into ghettos of knowledge. 

NuMart Image Competition

Deadline for entries: 26 April 2024

NuMART is an image competition that runs at the NuMAT conference series and is meant primarily for those who are expecting to attend the conference (but not exclusively).

Please share with us your most striking images of nuclear materials, in all their shapes, forms and colours! We will consider micrographs, data visualizations, or a mixture of both – if they are striking and (potentially) meaningful.

All entries will be judged by the chairs of the forthcoming conference, and up to 20 will be selected. We ask that the selected entries get printed in a format no larger than an A3 (29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches) and those will be displayed at NuMAT 2024, 14–17 October 2024in Singapore.

The attendees of NuMAT will then be able to vote on site and electronically on the Materials Today website.

The winning entry will then be featured on the following issue of The Journal of Nuclear Materials.

Please submit the image as a JPG or PNG, with a size limit of up to 10 MB – we may request a high-resolution image from the winner at a later stage.

SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES HERE(opens in new tab/window)

Closing date for entries: 26 April 2024

Take a look at previous NuMart winners here (opens in new tab/window)

Elsevier/Materials Today Family Support Awards

We are excited to announce that Elsevier and Materials Today have provided funds to help supplement the costs related to childcare responsibilities for early-career researchers attending our NuMat 2024. We understand that, in both academia and industry, the years following the completion of a doctoral degree are critical for exposure, recognition, and networking in order to secure or maintain a position. For many scientists, these years also coincide with starting a family, making it difficult to achieve a work-life balance and embrace one’s career objectives. Up to $500 per award will be granted by Elsevier Editors to students, postdocs, and/or young investigators (within your first 5 years). Delegates with accepted abstracts are eligible for this award (awarded on a first come first serve basis).

If you and your family would benefit from a Family Support Award, request an application form by emailing[email protected](opens in new tab/window) These awards are available to early career researchers to supplement costs related to childcare responsibilities.

Family Support Awards

IAEA grant

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has limited funds at its disposal to help meet the costs of attendance at the Workshop by selected specialists from developing Member States eligible to receive technical assistance under the IAEA's technical co-operation programme.

Generally, not more than one grant will be awarded to any one country.

If organisations wish to apply for a grant on behalf of one of their specialists, they should address specific requests to Anzhelika Khaperskaia of the IAEA to this effect.

Organisations should ensure that applications for grants are:

  • submitted by 31 May 2024

  • accompanied by a duly completed and signed

    grant application form giving detailed information on the scientific qualifications of the candidate signed and stamped(opens in new tab/window) by the head of the applicant's organisation;

  • accompanied by an abstract of presentation accepted by the Organizing Committee.

Applications which do not comply with the above conditions cannot be considered.

The grants awarded will be in the form of a lump sum, usually covering part of the cost of attendance. Registration fee will be waived for grantees.

Please email applications for grants to:

the Scientific Secretary Anzhelika Khaperskaia [email protected](opens in new tab/window) and Rachel Garland [email protected](opens in new tab/window)