Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 10 Sep 2018
Ends 14 Sep 2018
Central European Time
Euler Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Conditions for applying in this School:

Selected candidates will be expected to actively engage in the programme and present a 20' minute talk (with a time for discussion and questions included) describing own or own group's research summarizing important or recent results on wasteform, spent fuel or nuclear materials of relevance to immobilization studies.
Participants are encouraged to set their work in the context of their own national waste management strategy and should first give a brief overview of the types of waste produced and managed in her/his country, and then a current status of waste conditioning and disposal practice (both by means of one or two summary slides).


Nuclear waste management is a core issue for sustainable development and long-term viability of nuclear energy as energy supply. The main goal of this school is the dissemination of knowledge on optimal methods of synthesis and study of crystalline and glass-crystalline wasteforms for the immobilization of actinides and other long-lived dangerous radionuclides. It aims on transferring experience of ceramic and glass-composite materials fabrication from leading experts to specialists interested in reliable immobilization of toxic nuclides. Directors: Michael I. Ojovan (IAEA), Boris E. Burakov (Radium Institute), Local Organiser: Antonello Scardicchio Description:

The school will bring together researchers from the area of materials science with a focus on crystalline and vitreous materials for nuclear energy. The school will assist experts to better understand the wide range and full potential of material science applied to radioactive waste immobilisation and technology tools and methods devoted to immobilisation and properties of crystalline and glass-crystalline materials. Knowledge transfer will be facilitated between individuals from developed and developing countries, and can be used to develop further the internationally sponsored development of nuclear waste immobilisation using crystalline and glass-crystalline wasteforms. Participants should return from the school with a richer understanding of actinide immobilization technologies and the range of techniques to investigate actinide-containing materials.


  • Fundamentals of actinide immobilization;
  • Radiation damage effects in actinide-doped crystalline materials and glasses;
  • Leach behaviour of actinide-doped ceramics and glasses;
  • Advanced materials based on durable actinide host-phases;
  • New types of Pu fuel and targets for actinide transmutation;
  • Interaction of actinide wastes and geological environment;
  • Modelling of actinide migration in geological environment;
  • Actinide behaviour during severe nuclear accident (Chernobyl, Fukushima, etc.) and nuclear tests.


Michael I. Ojovan (IAEA - Vienna, Austria), Boris E. Burakov (Radium Institute - S. Petersberg, Russian Federation), Local Organiser: Antonello Scardicchio