SAMOSAFER builds on the results of the SAMOFAR project

SAMOSAFER School on Molten Salt Reactor

From September - December 2021, SAMOSAFER is organising an MSR School that will teach you all about the main areas of active research in MSR technology.

The SAMOSAFER project is organising an ONLINE School on Molten Salt Reactor during the fall of 2021, teaching you all about the main areas of active research in MSR technology, coherently with the scope of the SAMOSAFER project.

The school is offered to Master and PhD students, as well as young professionals in the field of nuclear engineering and technology.

The school consists of 7 modules of 3h each, which will be given in a distributed mode between September and December 2021. Each module is composed by:

  • a basic lecture, providing a common background to the whole audience,
  • an advanced lecture, research-focused and strongly linked to SAMOSAFER activities,
  • an interactive session*, allowing students to challenge themselves against relevant problems for MSRs.

*Some of the interactive sessions, due to the organization of hands-on exercise, might be limited in the number of students admitted.

School Modules

Module 1 MSR NeutronicsSeptember 9, 20212-5 pm CEST
Module 2 MSR Thermal hydraulicsSeptember 16, 20212-5 pm CEST
Module 3 MSR MultiphysicsOctober 13, 20212-5 pm CEST
Module 4 MSR Thermo-chemistryOctober 26, 20213–6 pm CEST
Module 5 MSR DesignNovember 3, 20212-5 pm CET
Module 6 MSR Operation & controlNovember 17, 20212-5 pm CET
Module 7 MSR SafetyDecember 7, 20212-5 pm CET

Preliminary list of lecturers (in alphabetical order): Ondrej Beneš, Frédéric Bertrand, Thomas Boisseau, Sylvie Delpech, Sandra Dulla, Evgeny Ivanov, Jan Leen Kloosterman, Jiri Krepel, Danny Lathouwers, Stefano Lorenzi, Elsa Merle, Zoltan Perko, Markus Piro, Pablo Rubiolo

MSR Webinars
All lectures will be recorded, and a selected subset of contributions will be broadcasted as SAMOSAFER webinars.

Module 2 MSR Thermal hydraulicsOverview of SAMOSAFER experimental facilitiesSeptember 16, 2021
Module 4 MSR Thermo-chemistryHow to measure thermo-physical properties in molten saltOctober 26, 2021
Module 5 MSR DesignPanel on MSR designs around the worldNovember 3, 2021
Module 6 MSR Operation & controlFocus on differences among PWR, SFR and MSFRNovember 17, 2021

Capstone projects
Students enrolled in the school will be provided by the end of the school with a capstone project, connected to the contents of the school, to be independently developed and presented at the Young MSR Conference foreseen in 2022 (hopefully in presence).

Certificate of attendance
Students who follow at least 5 modules of the school will receive a certificate of attendance (approx. 3 ECTS). Students who successfully participate in the capstone project will receive an additional 2 ECTS.

Registration is closed.