ithin the scope of the 10-day
school, the following topics will be
addressed in an integrated fashion:
Reactor physics modeling and analysis
Nuclear data theory, measurements,
and evaluations;
Multiphysics (thermal hydraulics,
neutronics, materials, fuels, I&C) of
plant dynamics in operational, abnormal
transients and accidents;
Basics and advances in nuclear energy
systems modeling and simulation that
encompass critical review of equations and
numerical methods;
Experimental measurements of reactor
physics behavior;
Sensitivity analysis, uncertainty
quantification and data assimilation
methods; and
Advanced verification and validation
Students are grouped in teams to work on
course assignments that build on the lecture
materials and address challenging questions in
reactor physics and safety.
Each team will be working closely with and
mentored by senior scientists and professors
who are leaders in the field. Successful
students will take away a solid theoretical
foundation, as well as a set of practical
examples to guide their future work on
experimental design, model development
and validation.
Organization and Faculty
nsuring the safe and efficient
operation of nuclear plants,
many of them operating for 60-80
years, requires professionals capable of
understanding and using experimentally
validated computations tools. The MeV
Summer School is intended to improve the
training of engineers and applied scientists
involved in the design, licensing and
operation of 21st century nuclear plants.
The school is being organized through the
cooperation of national laboratories and
universities that share the goal of building a
strong workforce to support global nuclear
expansion. The faculty will be drawn from
the top experts in academia, industry and
government. The general organization and
conduct of the school will be overseen by an
international board of senior experts. A local
secretariat will provide technical, logistical and
administrative support to students and faculty.
Executive Committee
Phillip Finck (chair)
Jeffrey Binder
Keith Bradley
Nam Dinh
George Imel
Hussein Khalil
Douglas Kothe
Harold McFarlane
Kemal Pasamehmetoglu
Massimo Salvatores
Temitope Taiwo
Academic Deans
Jeremy Busby
Marius Stan
Alex Stanculescu
Scientific Secretariat
Thomas Fanning
Changho Lee
Elia Merzari
Vincent Mousseau
Robert Nourgaliev
David Pointer
Emily Shemon
Robert Youngblood
Tandy Bales
Lexie Byrd
Brea Grischkat
Advisory Board
Hany Abdel-Khalik
Joonhong Ahn
Robert Budnitz
Jacopo Buongiorno
William Burchill
Moon Hee Chang
Xu Chang
Rakesh Chawla
Cheng Ken Czerwinski
Yaron Danon
Thomas Downar
Concetta Fazio
Juan-Luis Francois
Ray Gamino
Gideon Greyvenstein
Jason Harris
Yassin Hassan
Andrew Klein
Alex Larzelere
Hyung Lee
Kathryn McCarthy
Mark Peters
Sylvie Pillon
Frank Rahn
Baldev Raj
Glen Sjoden
Kord Smith
Bob Speranzini
Bhaskar Sur
Toshikazu Takeda
Timothy Valentine
Karen Vierow
Jasmina Vujic
Paul Wilson
Program Sponsors
Idaho National Laboratory
Argonne National
Oak Ridge National
Idaho State University
Center for Advanced Energy
Modeling • Experimentation • Validation
Novel Challenges in Multi-Physics
Modeling, Simulation and
Analysis of Reactor Systems
July 21-30, 2015
Argonne National Laboratory
Lemont, IL
he MeV Summer School will
provide early career nuclear
engineers with advanced studies
in integrated modeling, experimentation,
and validation to prepare them for some
of the key challenges and demands facing
the nuclear energy renaissance. Successful
students will leave with a holistic, forwardlooking view of MeV that cannot be
provided by any other current curriculum.
The school provides a forum for drawing
the best topical expertise from around the
globe. It is the aim of the school to foster
the development of a next-generation
network of engineering scientists and
engineers capable of leading the cultural
transformation to computationally-assisted
design, operation and safety of advanced
nuclear power plants.
The MeV Summer School integrates a wide
range of teaching and mentoring expertise,
deeply underpinned by knowledge, skills,
and experience. The 2015 central theme is
novel challenges in multi-physics modeling,
simulation and analysis of reactor systems.
The courses are designed to broaden
student knowledge and equip them with
modern approaches to reactor physics
analysis of nuclear systems; emphasis is
placed on anticipating future needs of the
Graduate credit will be awarded for the
successful completion of the MeV Summer
Curriculum (tentative)
Reactor Physics: Overview,
History, and Trend
High-Performance Computing for Multi-Physics Methods
Reactor Physics Simulation on Leadership Computing
Experimental Methods
Evolution of Reactor Physics Modeling and Analysis
Elements of Nuclear Reactor Physics Modeling Overview
Critical Facilities and Integral Measurements
Overview of Neutron Transport Theory and
Startup Physics Measurements and Operational Tests
Nuclear Reactor Safety Overview
Advanced Experiments to Support Reactor Physics
Modeling and Analysis
Application Form
The MeV Summer School will be held at the
Advanced Photon Source (APS) Facility,
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, USA
2015 MeV Modeling, Experimentation
& Validation Summer School
Novel Challenges in Multi-Physics Modeling,
Simulation and Analysis of Reactor Systems
July 21-30, 2015
Application deadline April 10, 2015
Acceptance notification April 30, 2015
Validation of Advanced Computational Tools
Nuclear Data Theory,
Measurements, and Evaluation
Nuclear Data Theory and Measurement
Nuclear Data Evaluations and Libraries
Covariance Data
Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty Quantification
Reactor Physics Modeling and
Analysis Methods
Core Physics Modeling
Fuel Cycle Modeling
Neutron Shielding: Simulation and Validation Experiments
Time-Dependent Reactor Physics Methods:
Operational Transients, Depletion, and Reactor Kinetics
Multi-Physics Simulations and
Computational Methods
Advanced Simulation and Challenges of Light-Water
Advanced Simulation and Challenges of Fast Reactors
Advanced Simulation and Challenges of
Very High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors
Advanced Simulation and Challenges of
Sub-Critical Nuclear Systems
Multi-Physics Simulation for Nuclear Reactor
Design and Safety
Validation and Uncertainty Analysis: Overview,
History, and Trend
Held at Argonne National Laboratory
Lemont, Illinois
Integral Experiments for Reactor Physics Tools Validation
Name: _____________________________
Regulatory Perspective on Advanced Tools Validation
Role of Research Reactors in Validation
Title: ______________________________
Employer/University: ___________________
In the evening sessions, students have an
opportunity to interact with school lecturers
and senior scientists from national labs. A
student booklet will be prepared introducing
each student’s research, allowing the students
to obtain feedback and input from prominent
experts/lecturers and facilitating studentstudent interactions and networking.
The program also includes a special event
on “Design and Safety Analysis of Advanced
Nuclear Reactors: Future Direction and R&D
Needs,” with plenary talks by a distinguished
panel, including representatives from nuclear
industry, academia, and government. The
panel will be open for questions/answers and
interaction with the panelists.
Classroom instruction will be augmented by
tours to an Exelon nuclear plant and to the
Advanced Photon Source (APS) Facility at
Argonne National Laboratory.
Address: ____________________________
Country: ____________________________
For detailed program information,
registration procedures, fees, etc., please
visit www.mevschool.org or contact:
Ms. Tandy Bales
Idaho National Laboratory
2525 Fremont Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3878
(208) 526-8770
[email protected]
Country of Birth & Citizenship : ____________
Telephone: __________________________
Fax: _______________________________
Application package is to include a short
motivation letter, curriculum vita, and
completed application. Mail or e-mail the
application package to Ms. Tandy Bales.
Tuition: $3,000 USD
Tuition includes room and board.