27.-29. February 2024

Workshop on Core and Plant Simulation with Emphasis on Fuel Behaviour in Light Water Reactor Based Small Modular Reactors

(Vienna & online)

The IAEA organises an international workshop in cooperation with McSAFER and the support of the US Oak-Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), to foster the exchange of information on approaches, challenges and specific experiences related to multi-physics and multi-scale simulations of SMR-cores.

The purpose of the event is to bring together experts in the field of fuel behaviour simulation, to foster the exchange of information on multi-physics and multi-scale simulations of SMR-cores (loaded with ATF fuels or without) and integral plant behaviour, using different computation approaches, to compare results of SMR fuel behaviour simulation and to perform common analyses.

Registration deadline: 19.01.2024

Participation and registration

All persons wishing to participate in the event have to be designated by an IAEA Member State or should be members of organizations that have been invited to attend.
In order to be designated by an IAEA Member State or invited organization, participants are requested to submit their application via the InTouch+ platform ( to the competent national authority (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Mission to the IAEA or National Atomic Energy Authority) or organization for onward transmission to the IAEA by 19 January 2024, following the registration procedure in InTouch+:

1. Access the InTouch+ platform (
• Persons with an existing NUCLEUS account can sign in to the platform with their username and password;
• Persons without an existing NUCLEUS account can register here.
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2. Once signed in, prospective participants can use the InTouch+ platform to:
• Complete or update their personal details under ‘Complete Profile’ and upload the relevant supporting documents;
• Search for the relevant event under the ‘My Eligible Events’ tab;
• Select the Member State or invited organization they want to represent from the drop-down menu entitled ‘Designating Authority’ (if an invited organization is not listed, please contact;
• If applicable, indicate whether financial support is requested and complete the relevant information (this is not applicable to participants from invited organizations);
• Based on the data input, the InTouch+ platform will automatically generate the Participation Form (Form A) and/or the Grant Application Form (Form C);
• Submit their application.

Once submitted through the InTouch+ platform, the application, together with the auto-generated form(s), will be transmitted automatically to the required authority for approval. If approved, the application, together with the applicable form(s), will automatically be sent to the IAEA through the online platform.
NOTE: The application for financial support should be made, together with the submission of the application, by 19 January 2024.
For additional information on how to apply for an event, please refer to the InTouch+ Help page. Any other issues or queries related to InTouch+ can be sent to


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: 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.