Virtual Seminar Series on February 27th, 2024 2-3PM EST

Tune in to the MSTD Virtual Seminar Series this upcoming Tuesday, February 27th from 2-3PM EST on Zoom! Grayson Nemets, a second-year Ph.D. student at Purdue University in Dr. Janelle Wharry’s research group, will be presenting his research on the “Effect of Electron Beam Welding on RPV Steel Microstructural Evolution.” View this link for more... read more

2024 Virtual Seminar Kickoff

A note from Alex Bataller: We’re back from the long break and ready to go with another exciting MSTD Virtual Seminar Series! The seminar series has been providing graduate students an opportunity to present their latest and greatest research in a professional online setting to their peers. We’ll be kicking off our Spring 2024 series with a presentation by ATM Jahid Hasan titled:  “XE GAS BUBBLE RE-SOLUTION IN U-MO FUEL: A MOLECULAR DYNAMICS STUDY.” Join the live meeting and/or view the recording... read more

Upcoming Deadline for 2024 ANS Annual Conference!

A note from Assel Aitkaliyeva, MSTD Chair:   The deadline for submitting summaries for 2024 ANS Annual Conference is rapidly approaching. We invite you to submit 1-pg abstract-style summaries (your summary no longer has to include figures, tables, and references!) by February 2, 2024. MSTD will kick thing off with a panel on “Accelerating qualification of materials for nuclear environments”, followed by sessions on various topics and a reception. Thank you for all your continued support of the MSTD sessions. We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you at the 2024 ANS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas on June... read more

MSTD Virtual Seminar Series is Back!

Summer over and feeling blue? We’re sure to turn that frown upside down with the MSTD Virtual Seminar Series, which is now back in full swing! This seminar series gives graduate students a platform to present their research in a professional setting. Our first seminar in this Fall 2023 will be hosted next Tuesday, August 29th, 2023 from 2pm – 3pm ET via Zoom. Two additional seminars hosted this Fall will be held on September 26th, 2023 and October 31st, 2023 from 2pm – 3pm ET. Graduate students students interested in presenting are encouraged to apply to this opportunity by sending an email to with the subject line “MSTD-VSS: Presentation Request” and include an abstract and a brief bio (e.g., affiliation, research interests, headshot). Join MSTD Seminar (2PM – 3PM ET) To learn more about the MSTD Virtual Seminar Series, click... read more

Election Results are in. Meet your new MSTD Leadership Cohort!

Congratulations to the new leadership for MSTD: Vice chair: Simon M. Pimblot Secretary/treasurer: Annabelle Le Coq Executive Committee: Ben Beeler, Erofili Kardoulaki, Stephen T. Lam, Jake McMurray Student representative: Lauryn Reyes   Read more here: View the complete list of MSTD Officers and Executive Committee... read more

Rory Kennedy Receives ANS Fellow Award

  Dr. Rory Kennedy, director of the Nuclear Science User Facilities, was recognized for the ANS Fellow Award at the ANS 2020 Virtual Winter Meeting, Nov. 16-19. The Fellow designation is the highest membership grade ANS can bestow on an individual and acknowledges outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments, and service to the profession. Read more here.... read more

2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo

Join us in Phoenix, Arizona! November 13–17, 2022 | Phoenix, AZ | Arizona Grand Resort The 2022 ANS Winter Meeting promises to be one of the year’s most exciting and informative educational and networking events for attendees from every facet of nuclear science and technology. If you’re interested in expanding your knowledge, sharing ideas, and networking in one of the world’s most exciting entertainment destinations, don’t miss this opportunity. Please join us at the 2022 ANS Winter Meeting. In addition, the Technology Expo will give attendees a glimpse into the applications of new technology through three days of exhibits and special events. The Expo will also give attendees many opportunities to network with each other and establish new professional relationships while having food and fun in a friendly and informal setting. Click here to sign up and learn more!... read more

ANS 2020 Winter Meeting Nov. 16-19

Make sure to tune into the upcoming Winter Meeting with 14 total MSTD technical sessions! Register and attend the Winter Meeting by clicking here. Check out the MSTD sessions... read more

Call for Papers ANS 2020 Winter Meeting

The initial deadline for the ANS 2020 Winter Meeting call for papers is July 1st. Find submission guidelines here and submit via the meeting website. MSTD is calling for papers on 13 topics: Fuel and Materials for Molten Salt Reactors In-Pile Testing of Nuclear Fuels and Materials Accelerated Materials Discovery Fuel Materials for Space Propulsion Reactors Advanced Manufacturing/Additive Manufacturing Post-Irradiation Examination Sensors and In-Pile Instrumentation Nuclear Science User Facilities Accident Tolerant Fuels Nuclear Fuels Plutonium Handbook Aging of Materials Versatile Test... read more

ANS Holds First Virtual Meeting

The 2020 ANS Summer Meeting went completely online from June 8-11. MSTD contributed a total of 12 technical sessions on the following: Accident Tolerant Fuels Fuels and Materials for Molten Salt Reactors Nuclear Science User Facilities In-Pile Testing of Nuclear Fuels and Materials Advanced Manufacturing/Additive Manufacturing Sensors and In-Pile Instrumentation Accelerated Materials Discovery Aging of Materials Nuclear Fuels Have work you would like to present in one of the these categories? Make sure to submit a summary to ANS 2020 Winter Meeting in Chicago, IL November 15-19. Have a materials science topic you would like to see a technical session on? Suggest it to the MSTD executive committee by contacting the site’s... read more

2020 ANS Election Results

Welcome the new and returning members to the MSTD executive committee! Troy Munro, Vice Chair Kenneth Geelhood, Secretary/Treasurer Executive Committee Members: Samuel Briggs Fidelma Di Lemma Tsvetoslav Pavlov Simon... read more

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