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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES) 2021

November 8–11, 2021 • Omni William Penn Hotel • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Online registration is now closed.

Onsite registration is available on Tuesday, November 9, 7 a.m.—7 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 7:30 a.m.—6 p.m., and Thursday, November 11, 7:30 a.m. —5:30 p.m., at the MiNES 2021 registration area on the 17th Floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel. To expedite the registration process, you may complete and print the PDF registration form and bring it with you. TMS staff will be available to assist you with your registration.

Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES) 2021 will build on its highly successful inaugural conference held, in 2019, to serve as the professional destination for the fission reactor materials community to share the latest research and developments specific to the field. MiNES is an outgrowth of the TMS Microstructure Processes in Irradiated Materials Symposium and the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Nuclear Fuel and Structural Materials Symposium, with both societies invested in the quality and success of the MiNES symposium series.

The second installment of MiNES will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. ANS and TMS alternate sponsorship of the conference and assist an organizing committee headed by three conference chairs in planning the content and venue for each meeting. While held in the U.S., the organizers of MiNES strongly encourage international participation.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Plenary and Banquet Speakers

Eben Mulder, X-energy
Plenary Presentation
"The Xe-100 Advanced Reactor Concept"
Tuesday, November 9, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Rita Baranwal, EPRI
Banquet Presentation
"What’s Driving the Acceleration of Nuclear Materials Technology?"
Thursday, November 11, Banquet: 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Learn more about the technical program.

Health and Safety

TMS continually monitors the COVID-19 situation and the latest guidance on health and safety protocols. Here are some key points:

  • Read the TMS COVID-19 waiver and understand your duty as a MiNES 2021 attendee, including not attending the conference if you are currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or if you have recently been exposed.
  • Face masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance. TMS staff members are required to wear face masks while at MiNES 2021.
  • If you start to feel unwell on site or need medical assistance, please visit the first aid station in the Indiana Room on the 17th Floor. While COVID-19 testing will not be provided at the first aid station, the medical staff can evaluate you and recommend a nearby testing location should it be deemed necessary.

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Congress Sponsors and Organizers

MiNES 2021 is sponsored by the Structural Materials Division and the Nuclear Materials Committee, and is being organized by the following individuals:

General Chair Todd Allen
University of Michigan
Technical Chair Clarissa Yablinsky
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Assistant Technical Chair Anne Campbell
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Organizing Committee

M. Grace Burke, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Thak Sang Byun, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jesse Carter, Naval Nuclear Laboratory
Flyura Djurabekova, University of Helsinki
Kevin Field, University of Michigan
Jian Gan, Idaho National Laboratory
Jie Lian, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Stu Maloy, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Maria Okuniewski, Purdue University (TMS Liaison)
Simon Pimblott, Idaho National Laboratory
Lance Snead, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mitra Taheri, Johns Hopkins University (TMS Liaison)
Michael Tonks, University of Florida
Julie Tucker, Oregon State University
Gary Was, University of Michigan
Janelle Wharry, Purdue University (2019 General Chair)
Yong Yang, University of Florida
Steve Zinkle, University of Tennessee & Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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