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13th International Conference on CANDU Fuel

August 15, 2016 @ 12:00 am - August 18, 2016 @ 12:00 am


The 12th International Fuel Conference that was held in 2013 was a great success. Participants who attended the last conference were from 8 different countries. They discussed innovative ideas to ensure that CANDU Fuel continued its reputation as a safe, reliable and flexible fuel option. The success of the conference was made possible through generous sponsorships by over 15 prominent organizations in the nuclear community.

The Canadian Nuclear Society will again be hosting an international conference to ensure the continued success of CANDU Fuel far into the future. The 13th International Conference on CANDU Fuel will be taking place in Kingston, Ontario at the Holiday-Inn Waterfront Hotel on August 15-18, 2016. The Royal Military College of Canada will once again be chairing this conference.

These conferences bring together leading experts, strong designers, engineers, manufacturers, researchers and modellers to discuss and share their knowledge and experience of CANDU Fuel performance, safety and design. Similar to the 12th Conference, a special event to recognize senior and retired individual contributors to nuclear fuel technology and development will also be held.

Above is a group picture from the 12th International Conference on CANDU Fuel

Important Dates

  • 2015 October 2             Early Bird Registration (2015 Oct 2- 2016 June 30)
  • 2016 February 12         Extension of On-line Submission of Abstracts 
  • 2016 March 31              Notification of the Acceptance of Abstracts
  • 2016 May 01                 Deadline for Submission of Draft Papers
  • 2016 May 01                 Nominations for Fuel Technologies Award is due
  • 2016 May 30                 Notification of Acceptance of Full Papers
  • 2016 June 30                Early Bird Registration Closes
  • 2016 June 30                Deadline for Final Version of Papers

Now accepting nominations for a new award to recognize senior or retired individuals who have contributed greatly to the field of Nuclear Fuel. For further details please see below.



The conference agenda will examine and explore the following topics. Topics related to fuel and fuel channel science and technology are also encouraged.

A. Fuel Performance: PIE studies/techniques, fuel behaviour (normal operating conditions and extended burnup), and station experience.

B. Fuel Safety: Licensing issues, accident studies, fission-gas release, fuel behaviour, LOCA initiative and experimental simulation, fuel acceptance criteria, and fuel deformation and dryout.

C. Fuel Design & Development: Modifications to fuel designs and quality assurance in fuel design and development, MOX, inert matrices, DUPIC, slightly enriched uranium (SEU), recovered uranium (RU), thoria-based fuels, SCWR fuel, and economical and societal implications of fuel cycles.

D. Fuel Code Development: Predictive capability for thermal, mechanical, irradiation and fission-gas release behaviour under normal operating and accident conditions, and predicting aerosol behaviour.

E. Fuel Manufacturing: Fuel manufacturer experience, advances in manufacturing & inspection technologies, blending Recycled Uranium (RU) & Depleted Uranium (RU), and fuel manufacturing issues and improvements.

F. Fuel Management: Fuel management schemes, load following, fuel physics analysis, and specific operational problem and fuel handling.

G. Fuel and Fuel Channel Thermalhydraulics: CHF and CCP assessment and enhancement, reactor aging, crept pressure tube and fuel simulation and testing.

H. Spent Fuel Management: Fuel handling technology, spent fuel storage, and in-storage fuel behaviour.

I. Advanced Code Development: Development of models that support fuel performance and safety assessments.

Conference Program

The Conference Program is available. 

Notice-of-Meeting and Conference Flyer

Conference Papers & Grant

IAEA Grant Application Form can be found hereIAEA Grant Application Form for the 13th International Conference on CANDU Fuel could be approved by the Director of the originated organization before submitting to IAEA’s Official Website.  The deadline for the application is 1 May 2016.

Deadline for final version of papers is due 2016 June 30.

Call for Papers

Paper Formatting Instructions

Submit Fuel Conference papers on line here. We are no longer accepting abstracts. 

Should you have any issues submitting, please contact, Dr. Paul K. Chan at Paul.Chan@rmc.ca.

Copyright of papers submitted to the International Conference on CANDU Fuel remains with the author and/ or his/her organization, but the CNS may freely reproduce the papers in print, electronic or other forms. The CNS retains a royalty-free right to charge fees for such material as it sees fit.


Fuel Technologies Award

This award recognizes significant achievements made by senior and retired individuals in nuclear fuel technology and development, including: historical and pioneering fuel designs, important solutions to fuel technology problems, important research in fuel performance and fuel safety, novel and extensive fuel experimentation, fuel performance/fuel safety code development or leadership in the field.

Please provide your full name and address, the full name of the nominee with a one page summary stating:

i) the significance or impact of the contribution

ii) their reputation or standing of the recipient in the domestic and international fuel community

iii) their mentorship of junior scientists and engineers

iv) the length of career in the nuclear industry

If you would like more information pertaining to this award please contact the Conference Chair, Dr. Paul K Chan.

Dr. Brent Lewis
Emeritus Professor
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
Tel: (613) 541-6000 x 6611

Nominations should also be emailed to Dr. Brent Lewis, by 01 May 2016, at


Registration & Fees


By June 30

After June 30

CNS Member ♦



Non CNS Member ♦



CNS Retiree Member ♦



Full-Time Student (CNS Member) ♦



Ticket for Tuesday Banquet




Click here to register for the 13th International Conference on CANDU Fuel 2016 August 15-18



The Conference Hotel will be the Holiday-Inn Waterfront Hotel, 2 Princess Street, Kingston Ontario, K7L 1A2, Canada.

Hotel reservations can be made here



 Transfer reservations from Toronto Pearson International Airport to the Holiday-Inn Waterfront Hotel in Kingston, Ontario can be provided, in advance, by contacting CO-OP Cabs & Beck Taxi to get from the Airport to Via Rail or Mega Bus (Toronto to Kingston transportation) Amey’s Taxi (Train or Bus station to Holiday-Inn Hotel) or you can either rent a vehicle from the airport at rentalcars or enterprise or fly directly into Kingston, Ontario via Air Canada from the Toronto Pearson International Airport.


Tourist Attractions

Should you wish to extend your visit beyond the dates of the conference, Kingston and the Thousand Islands offers a wide variety of unique attractions, such as:

Fort Henry National Historic site of Canada Skydive Gananoque      
Kingston Grand Theatre The Haunted Walk of Kingston
Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing & Bike Rentals at AHOY Rentals Sunset Sail and/or Sail & Picnic 
1000 Islands Charity Casino K-ROCK Center- Sports Games & Concerts
1000 Islands Playhouse Performances  Indoor Rock Climbing & Bouldering at the Boile
Sightseeing & 1000 Islands Cruises 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours
Regal Horse and Carriage Yoga Samatva
Confederation Tour Trolley   


Committee Members

Conference Chair and Sponsorship: Dr. Paul K. Chan

Conference Secretary: Ms. Maria Iligan

Technical Program Co-Chairs: Dr. Hugues Bonin & Dr. Jong-Yeob Jung

Technical Program Secretary: Dr. Emily Corcoran

Award Committee Chair: Dr. Brent Lewis

Treasurer: Dr. Benjamin Rouben

Facilities and Tour Coordinators: Ms. Maria Iligan & Ms. Kathy Nielsen

Communication Coordinator: Dr. Paul Hungler

Registration Chair: Mr.Bob O’Sullivan (CNS) 

Photographer: Mr.John Perreault


Contact us

Conference Chair:                                       
Dr. Paul K. Chan
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
Tel: (613) 541-6000 x 6145

Technical Program Co-Chair:
Dr. Hugues W. Bonin
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
Tel: (613) 541-6000 x 6613

Technical Program Co-Chair:
Dr. YongYeob Jung
Principal Researcher
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
305-353, Yuseong P. O. Box 105, Daejeon
South Korea
Tel: +82-42-6-868-8962


Thank you to our Sponsors 






August 15, 2016 @ 12:00 am
August 18, 2016 @ 12:00 am
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