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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 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.

Rober 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 keynote 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 15 December 2023 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: 15 December 2023 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.

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Closing date for entries: 26 April 2024

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