Modelling in Nuclear Science and Engineering 2023

This event will again extend over a day and a half with keynote speakers and presentations from academia and industry on a range of topics including the following:

  • AI, innovation and recent developments in reactor performance and safety modelling
  • Reactor thermal hydraulics, fuel performance, neutronics, criticality, shielding and coolant chemistry
  • Recent developments supporting ANTs, AMRs, SMRs, propulsion and advances in materials modelling
  • Development in uncertainty quantification, sensitivity analysis, data assimilation, reactor systems digital twins
  • Optimisation techniques to support design and process developments
  • Plant extension and end-of-life studies
  • Fuel cycle facilities, decommissioning activities, waste management
  • Multi-physics and multi-scale modelling framework

There will be a dinner taking place between the two days of the conference, on the evening of Thursday 9th November.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please see the packages available in the brochure below. 

Sponsorship Brochure



Note: Student NI members should email to book your discounted tickets. 

Ticket Type Price excl. VAT
Earlybird - until 31st August £180
NI Member £200
Non-Member  (Join here) £300
Student NI Member (UG, PGT and PhD) £50
Student Non-Member (Join here) £75
Conference Dinner (can be booked separately from conference ticket) £50

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The full programme for the conference is now available here. 


Abstract Brochure


Chair's Welcome: Professor Ali Tehrani FNucI

The 6th Modelling in Nuclear Science and Engineering Seminar is to bring together the nuclear community to share innovative and different ways of adopting modelling to help improve design and operation of facilities and protect society by improving safety of nuclear plants and facilities.

The aim of scientific modelling as an activity is to make features and performance of the design easier to understand, quantify, visualise, or simulate by adopting rigorous scientific methods, and is applied across all kinds of industries and walks of life.

This seminar will provide a platform to highlight exciting new modelling methods and applications to help industry members and those who may be thinking about a career in modelling for the nuclear industry.

Keynote Speakers 

Luis Enrique Herranz

Head of Nuclear Safety Research at CIEMAT

Luis Enrique Herranz  has been a Research Professor since 2015. He has been leading the Unit for Nuclear Safety Research for more than 20 years. He has published more than 150 papers in refereed journals and has made more than 300 contributions in international conferences and workshops.

Since 2019, Luis has been the leader of the Technical Area 2 (Severe Accidents) of SNETP/NUGENIA and was the Chair of the WGAMA (Working Group of Analysis and Management of Accidents) of OECD/NEA between 2016 and 2021. With a strong commitment to teaching and training, he regularly lectures in national and international graduate and postgraduate courses.


Ana Gomez Cobo

Head of Safety Assessment at International Atomic Energy Agency

Ana has been working in nuclear safety for 38 years. From 1995 to 2000, she worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where she was responsible for activities on probabilistic safety assessment, safety performance indicators and safety related maintenance for nuclear power plants. 

Ana joined the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation in 2000 where she was Head of Advanced Nuclear Technologies (2016 – 2020) and Head of HPR1000 Regulation (2016 – 2022). She led the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of the UK HPR1000 reactor, a large project that concluded in January 2022 with the issuing of a Design Acceptance Confirmation for the UK HPR1000. 

In May 2022, Ana joined IAEA as Head of the Safety Assessment Section (SAS). SAS is one of the five sections within the Division of Nuclear Installation Safety (NSNI) in the IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security. As Head of SAS Ana leads a team of 20 staff to deliver the needs of the IAEA Member States in the areas of ‘design safety’ and ‘safety assessment methods and tools’ covering existing, evolutionary and innovative reactors, including small modular reactors, non-water-cooled reactors, transportable nuclear power plants, and fusion facilities. Ana is based at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna.


Mike Roberts

Head of Technical Delivery, Great British Nuclear




Attendance and Logistics

The conference will take place at Imperial College London, Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2BX

The conference dinner will take place at Ognisko Restaurant, 55 Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2PG. 

Please note that dinner tickets must be purchased separately from the conference registration. You can purchase a conference dinner ticket without registering for the full conference.


Abstract and Poster Submissions

The abstract submission process closed on Monday 25th September. Contact if you have any queries on an existing submission. 



Organising Committee
  • Chair: Prof Ali Tehrani FNucI, Office for Nuclear Regulation
  • Prof Christopher Pain, Imperial College London
  • Prof Paul Smith, Jacobs
  • Dr Andrew Buchan, Queen Mary University London
  • Prof Panagiota Angeli, University College London
  • Dr Amir Nourian, University of Salford
  • Dr Tatiana Ivanova - Head of Division of Nuclear Science, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
  • Dr Mark Bankhead, National Nuclear Laboratory

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