19. May 2022

4th UPM/CEIDEN Workshop on „Neutronic Design of Small Modular Reactors“ (online)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)

The aim of this Workshop is to bring together users and developers in the field of nuclear data and reactor physics to discuss and exchange expertise on neutronic design of Small Modular Reactors. The workshop will serve to identify research topics and challenges in neutron simulation and validation requirements in SMRs.

The meeting will be taking place remotely via Zoom, connection details will be sent before the meeting. For more information about the workshop and the registration process, check the flyer:


Registration deadline: 15.05.2022

22.-24. March 2022

Second McSAFER Training Course
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT (Finland)

The McSAFER project is organizing a training course on „SMR neutronics and thermal hydraulics“. The training course focuses on core neutronics and thermal hydraulics of light water SMRs. It will consist of lectures by experts from the McSAFER project, a tutorial to the new Finnish computational reactor analysis framework Kraken developed at VTT and an experimental thermal hydraulics session at the LUT research laboratories.

The course will be organized as contact teaching at LUT but is subject to the current corona virus regulations. For more information about the trainings course and the registration process, check our flyer:

Flyer and Programme

Registration deadline: 28.02.2022

25.-27. January 2021

First McSAFER Training Course (online)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Flyer and Programme


2nd McSAFER Trainings Course

11. May 2022

As part of the educational activities developed within the McSAFER project framework, a McSAFER training course on „SMR neutronics and thermal hydraulics“ was organized by the Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT, Finland) March 22nd to 24th, 2022. The course was offered free of charge, but it was limited to max. 20 participants due to the limited laboratory capacities. In total, 18 students participated in the course. 

The first day of the course consisted of six lectures on various analysis methods and tools applied for SMRs within the context of the McSAFER project:

  • „CAREM-like model with PARCS-SCF“, Juan Blanco (KIT)
  • „F-SMR core analysis“, Anthime Farda (CEA)
  • „NuScale analysis with TRACE“, Jorge Sanchez (UPM)
  • „CFD analysis of NuScale“, Ladislav Vyskocil (UJV)
  • „Multiscale analysis of SMART“, Manuel Garcia (KIT)
  • „Fuel cycle optimization“, Hector Lestani (CNEA)

 The second day of the training course was devoted to a workshop on the Kraken multi-physics framework and its application for SMR analyses. The focus of the third day was in thermal hydraulics experiments.

First Project Newsletter released

31. August 2021

The McSAFER project has released its first project newsletter. Do you want to keep up to date with the latest news and updates? Subscribe to the annual newsletter!

Call for Papers: "Advanced Numerical Modelling Techniques for Nuclear Reactors"


The Guest Editors of the Journal „Energies“ have announced a Special Issue under the section „Nuclear Energy“ with the title „Advanced Numerical Modelling Techniques for Nuclear Reactors“. The nuclear community is invited to submit manusripts to this Special Issue until 25.01.2022. More information can be found in the flyer and this link.

McSAFER Mobility Programme


The McSAFER project has launched a mobility programme for PhD students, postdoc researchers and staff members of its partner organizations. The mobility programme funds temporary stays in McSAFER partners‘ labs and research facilities, applications can be submitted at anytime.  For more information, check our Mobility Manual.

First McSAFER Training Course

25.-27. January 2021

On January 25th-27th, the McSAFER project held its first trainig course on „SMR LWR Technologies“. The event was organized by professor C. Queral (UPM) with support of the McSAFER consortium members. Amost 200 participants worldwide took part in the online event.


28.-30. September 2020

On September 28th-30th, the McSAFER consortium assembled for an online Kick-off Meeting. During the event, the project goals were discussed and first steps planned.