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2nd International Conference of Materials, Chemistry and Fitness-For-Service Solutions for Nuclear Systems

October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 am - October 15, 2021 @ 12:00 am


Challenges, Innovations, and Experiences in Issue Resolution Fitness-for-Service
Abstract Submission Deadline:
Author Notification of Acceptance:
Final Presentations Due:
May 31, 2021
June 30, 2021
August 31, 2021  



Solutions to emerging or ongoing problems often require innovative and multidisciplinary solutions that involve elements of engineering from: materials, chemistry, stress analysis, thermal-hydraulic analysis, probabilistic assessment methods, examination and inspection approaches, and operational strategies. This is the case for most major nuclear plant systems and components, regardless of reactor type. The focus for the MCFD2021 Conference is on the challenges, innovations, and experiences encountered when addressing issues of chemistry, materials, or fitness-for-service in nuclear power plants.

This international conference will be of interest to representatives from various sectors of the nuclear industry including: material and equipment vendors, technical and engineering service providers, utility technical staff, regulators, designers, researchers, students, and academia.

Student participation is encouraged, in particular by means of a student session. Top student submissions may be selected for full presentation at the conference.


  • to provide a forum for exchanging views, ideas, and information relating to chemistry, materials, and fitness-for-service
  • to share technical engineering in support of life extension and refurbishment of nuclear plant major components.


Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and are to be submitted through the conference website. It will be a requirement for all presenting authors to provide a full presentation for the conference proceedings.


Abstracts are sought in the following areas:

Components of interest include:

Abstracts are sought in the following areas:

  • Steam generator tubing
  • CANDU fuel channels
  • PWR plant components
  • BWR plant components
  • Steam cycle components, chemistry, and systems
  • Major heat exchangers
  • OPEX and lessons learned from recent plant activities
  • Case studies
  • FFS programs, plans, and achievements
  • Materials factors in issue resolution
  • Chemistry factors in issue resolution
  • Regulatory perspectives
  • Application of codes and standards
  • Developments in probabilistic
  • assessments
  • Analytical tools
  • Novel or innovative solutions
  • Meeting the challenges of emerging issues


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Before Aug. 31st, 2021

After Aug. 31st, 2021

CNS Member



Non CNS Member



CNS Retiree



Full-Time Student*



* Full-time student registration fees apply to both CNS members and non-CNS members. Full-time students presenting at the conference will be awarded complimentary registration to the conference.



Mark Knutson, P.Eng.

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Engineering and Chief Nuclear Engineer 

Ontario Power Generation


Gary Newman, M.A.Sc., P. Eng

Chief Engineer, Senior Vice President of Engineering

Bruce Power



 Andy Hayward

Engineering Director and Chief Nuclear Engineer 

Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station



Sponsors and Exhibitors

Host Sponsor:




Organizing Committee

Mohammadreza Baghbanan: Conference General Chair, Material, Chemistry and Fitness-for-service Division Chair

Peter J. King:  Technical Program Advisor
Nicolas Huin: Technical Program Co-Chair
David Durance: Technical Program Co-Chair
Vivian Wang: Technical Program Co-Chair
Moe Fadaee: Sponsorship and Exhibition Chair
Torres, Edmanuel: Sponsorship and Exhibition
Alyson Allen-Bonneau: Communication Officer
Daniel Gammage: Treasurer


October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 am
October 15, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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