The 21st International Nuclear Graphite Specialists Meeting (INGMS) will take place in a virtual environment. The meeting will provide a platform for exploring the entire nuclear graphite life cycle and the technical issues related to the design, operation and decommissioning of graphite-moderated nuclear reactors.

INGSM 2021, which is hosted by North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA, is the continuation of a series of annual conferences that started at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, in 2000. The most recent editions were held in Vienna, Austria (2016),  Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2017), Shanghai, China (2018), and Bruges, Belgium (2019). The 2021 meeting is arranged in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Experts and students interested in participating are invited to submit an abstract in one of the following topics or any other topic that is related to nuclear graphite:

  • Advanced reactors
  • Irradiation effects
  • Thermo-mechanical properties
  • Thermal scattering
  • Theory, modeling, and simulations
  • Regulatory issues
  • Decommissioning and waste management