During the two weeks from June 11th to June 21st, graduate student Rian Bahran attended the Modeling Experimentation and Validation (MeV) School and Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility Users Week 2012 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory.
The MeV School is intended for researchers from early career professionals from industry, national laboratories, and students, faculty, and post-docs from universities interested in materials, fuels, post-irradiation examination, modeling, and reactor-based technology development.
The primary goal of the combined NSUF Users Week/MeV summer school is to provide students and faculty, as well as early career professionals, with an overall picture of the important link between modeling and experiment in the global materials and fuel development process. To this end, program modules are based on an iterative strategy involving design, fabrication, irradiation testing, PIE and modeling. In each stage of the process emphasis is placed on how obtaining a fundamental scientific understanding of the phenomena can aid in streamlining the development process.
For more information about the MeV School please visit: Advanced Test Reactor NSUF