MMSNF 2017 - Canada

The Materials Modelling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels (MMSNF) workshop is a forum for the stimulation and discussion of innovative modelling and simulation techniques for nuclear fuels. 

Examples of topics include the development of innovative techniques to model fuel behaviour, the coupling of various physical phenomena to enhance material predictions, and the utilization of such techniques to better interpret experimental measurements. Presentations are grouped by scales following a multiscale paradigm and range in space-time scale from ab initio to fuel performance. The rationale behind this workshop is to contribute to improving the communication and to stimulate synergies among different groups. For a copy of the event program, please click here.

A collection of abstracts is available here.

The format of the event is to feature a limited number of broad presentations on recent insightful and exciting topics with ample time for discussions to facilitate more of a workshop format. Large poster sessions will showcase individual work in a manner that permits focussed interaction and discussion with international experts and colleagues. 

The MMSNF 2017 workshop will be the latest installment in a series that began in 2003, and will be jointly hosted by the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. 

Location: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada 
Date: October 3 & 4. (Optional tour of Chalk River Laboratories on Oct. 5)
Registration to open on May 1, 2017.

An archive of past events can be found here:

Venue & Hotel

The venue for the workshop will be the Palais des congrès de Gatineau attached to the Four Points Sheraton Hotel Gatineau. A block of rooms has been reserved for this event. Click here to book accommodation. 

Gatineau is the Quebec side of Ottawa just a short walk across the river from Parliament Hill and downtown Ottawa. For those looking at flights, the Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is ~15 km away.

Visiting Canada

Please check for more information on requirements for travelling to Canada. In particular, use the “Find out if you need a visa” tool to confirm requirements. Canada has recently introduced an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) which needs to be completed ahead of travel and applies to, for example, some European citizens. If you require a letter of invitation to the workshop to assist with Canadian customs, please email .

Posters & Flash Talks

Please ensure your poster will fit within a 4' x 4' (1.2 m x 1.2 m) space. Posters may be landscape or portrait as desired.

During the oral session each poster presenter will have a brief opportunity to introduce themselves and their poster to the workshop through a 1 minute, 1 slide presentation (flash talk). The poster session will take place after the flash talks so that attendees have the opportunity to follow up with the presenters.

CNL Weekly Report Please send your single PDF flash-talk slide to Eric Tenuta at before noon on October 2 with the surname of the first author as the file name.

Register for MMSNF 2017, (Gatineau, QC).

Please complete the form below to register for the workshop. There is a registration fee of CAD $250, which includes coffee and tea, refreshments during breaks and the poster session, and a catered lunch. Dinners are not included.

On completion of the registration form you will be directed to the payment page (PayPal). For information on how to transfer the registration fee via bank transfer, please email Please note an additional fee may apply.

If you wish to attend the optional tour of the Chalk River Laboratories, an additional registration process is required.  There is no cost for the tour. Bus transportation from the Four Points Sheraton Hotel Gatineau is provided.

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