|Sun., 05 July 2015||Arrival at the hotel, check in after 2 pm|
|Welcome & opening of NuCoSS at 5 pm|
|Electrochemistry & corrosion||Basic electrochemical concepts and their use||Electrode, cell, conventions, etc.||R.A. Cottis|
|Electrochemistry of corrosion||Thermodynamics, Nernst equation, Faraday's law, reversibility, galvanic series, Pourbaix diagram, etc.||R.A. Cottis|
|Mon., 06 July 2015||Breakfast|
|Electrochemistry & corrosion||Forms of corrosion||Uniform, galvanic, biological, intergranular, environmentally-assisted cracking, crevice corrosion, pitting, flow-accelerated corrosion, etc.||R.A. Cottis|
|Advanced technologies to characterise corrosion||DIC, EBSD, AFM, SKPFM, APT, etc.||D. Engelberg|
|Free time (leisure and sport activities)|
|General overview on nuclear corrosion||Corrosion in the nuclear cycle||Overview on the whole nuclear corrosion "story"||D. Féron|
|Corrosion in LWR plants||Principle of LWRs||Overview on the working principle, water chemistry and materials used in BWRs and PWRs||D. Engelberg|
|Tue., 07 July 2015||Breakfast|
|Corrosion in LWR plants||Corrosion issues in LWRs - EAC (I)||Introduction on Environmentally-assisted cracking, SCC and IASCC of stainless steels||H.P. Seifert & P. Scott|
|Corrosion issues in LWRs - EAC (II)||SCC and IASCC of stainless steels & Ni-base alloys||P. Scott|
|Free time (leisure and sport activities)|
|Corrosion issues in LWRs - EAC (III)||EAC of carbon & low-alloy steels||H.P. Seifert|
|Corrosion issues in LWRs - MIC||Microbiological-induced corrosion in LWR plants||R. Kilian|
|Wed., 08 July 2015||Breakfast|
|Corrosion in LWR plants||Corrosion issues in LWRs - FAC||Flow-accelerated/erosion corrosion in LWR plants||S. Trevin|
|Corrosion issues in LWRs - other phenomena||Corrosion of fuel cladding, concrete structures, etc.||D. Féron|
|Corrosion (SCC) mitigation in LWRs||HWC, NMCA/NobleChem, TiO2, Ni-plating, etc.||S. Ritter|
|Free time (leisure and sport activities)|
|Corrosion monitoring in LWR environments||EIS, EN, LPR, ECP, ECP in-plant measurements, etc.||R.-W. Bosch|
|Plant corrosion incidents & plant ageing management||Examples of corrosion incidents in NPPs & application of corrosion (research) data (disposition lines, water chemistry guidelines, codes, etc.), plant ageing managment strategies, etc.||P. Efsing|
|Thu., 09 July 2015||Breakfast|
|Corrosion in nuclear waste disposals||Nuclear waste disposal concepts||Overview on nuclear waste disposal concepts from different countries||C. Padovani|
|Corrosion phenomena in nuclear waste disposal systems||Corrosion phenomena, ongoing investigations & monitoring efforts||C. Padovani|
|Free time (leisure and sport activities)|
|Corrosion in Gen-IV systems||Dinner|
|Gen-IV systems||Overview on Gen-IV systems (SCWR, MSR, GFR, VHTR, etc.)||J. Matthews|
|Corrosion phenomena in Gen-IV systems||Corrosion phenomena, ongoing investigations & monitoring efforts||J. Matthews|
|Fri., 10 July 2015||Breakfast|
|Optional technical tour and/or travel home||Visit of Upper Sava Museum Jesenice and visit of Acroni steelmaking|
|End of summer school|
|Bob Cottis||University of Manchester, UK|
|Bob Cottis studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 1967, specializing in Metallurgy. He was awarded a PhD in 1973 for work on electrodeposition in the fluidized electrode at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at Cambridge.
He was appointed as a Project Manager, then Research Manager at the Fulmer Research Institute, a contract research organization that was wholly-owned by the Institute of Physics. There he worked on long-term research in the general area of corrosion, with much of the work being on corrosion fatigue. In addition he undertook many short-term failure investigations and other consultancy work.
He joined the Corrosion and Protection Centre, UMIST, in 1979, initially as a lecturer, then senior lecturer (1992), reader (2000) and professor (2007).
He was active in the development of teaching in the field of Corrosion, being responsible for the development of a distance learning approach to the MSc in Corrosion Control Engineering, and Director of the TLTP Consortium that developed the Ecorr courseware to support corrosion teaching.
He is founding editor of the open access online Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering and founder of the CORROS-L Mailing List for corrosion questions. In 2005 he was awarded the T.J. Hull Award of NACE International for services to NACE in the field of publications.
|Dirk Engelberg||University of Manchester, UK|
|Dr. Dirk Engelberg is Lecturer in Materials Performance and Geological Disposal at the University of Manchester, UK. He is affiliated with the Corrosion and Protection Centre and the Research Centre for Radwaste & Decommissioning, with broad expertise in elucidating corrosion mechanisms, steel microstructure and metallurgy, environmentally-assisted cracking, and cement/concrete microstructure engineering. He leads a research team with interest in material degradation relevant to radwaste storage, disposal, and nuclear plant environment. Dr. Engelberg is also expert in the application of in-situ, high-resolution material characterisation techniques, with most of his research centred on the development of multi-scale assessment approaches for the prediction, simulation, and mitigation of environmentally-assisted degradation. Dr. Engelberg has authored/co-authored >60 papers, and contributed the chapter on intergranular corrosion to Shreir’s Corrosion Handbook.|
|Damien Féron||CEA, France|
|Damien Féron graduated in chemical engineering at the Institute of Chemical Engineering of Toulouse in 1976 and obtained his PhD on chemical engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (1979). He has been nominated Professor at the INSTN (National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology) in 2010 and is Director of Research at the Nuclear Energy Division of the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) since 2007. He is also the Deputy Head of the “Service of Corrosion” (SCCME) since 2002 at CEA-Saclay. He has been previously head of the Laboratory of Physico-Chemistry and Corrosion (LPCC/1994-2001) at CEA-Fontenay-aux-Roses and deputy head of the Laboratory of Corrosion Technological Testing (LETC/1985-1994) at CEA-La Hague. He is working in the field of corrosion since more than 35 years, starting with liquid metal and moving towards aqueous media (including seawater corrosion and biocorrosion) and more generally involved today in the various fields of nuclear corrosion (metals and alloys in aqueous and non-aqueous environments).
In 2003 he has been elected Chairman of the EFC Working Party on Nuclear Corrosion (WP4) and he chaired the EFC Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) between 2007 and 2013. Since 2014 he is Vice-President of the EFC.
|Hans-Peter Seifert||PSI, Switzerland|
|Hans-Peter Seifert (ETHZ Material Engineer) is currently acting head of the Laboratory for Nuclear Materials, Leader of the Structural Integrity Group and Manager of the INTEGER research programme on material ageing at the Paul Scherrer Institute. His areas of specialization are: environmentally-assisted cracking of LWR structural materials, corrosion and electrochemistry in high-temperature water, ageing mechanisms and structural integrity of LWR primary pressure boundary components and reactor internals. He is also an member and Austenitic Alloy Working Group Leader of the International Cooperative Group on Environmentally-Assisted Cracking in Water Reactor Materials (ICG-EAC, 81 member organisations from 19 countries). He has almost 20 years of experience in EAC and EAF testing and has initiated and led many large projects in this field.|
|Renate Kilian||Areva GmbH, Germany|
|Renate Kilian is a Materials Scientist with a Ph. D in Corrosion Science with over 27 years of experience in the field of metallic corrosion. She received her Ph.D. in engineering from the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen in 1987. Since then she has worked with Siemens AG / Power Generation Group (KWU), followed by Siemens Nuclear Power GmbH; Framatome ANP GmbH and AREVA NP GmbH, in the department of "Materials, Technology, Failure Analysis". From 1990 to 2003 she was section leader of the corrosion section within this department. Since 2003, she concentrates her expertise on the performance of technical and scientific projects as well as on consultancy in direct contact with customers from plants and utilities. She also represents the company in several national and international projects and working groups. Since 1987 when starting her work at Siemens / KWU she has been working on the corrosion behaviour of steam generator (SG) materials Alloy 600, Alloy 690 and Alloy 800 mod. regarding primary and secondary side degradation mechanisms. She is also working in the field of qualification of SG tube repair methods like sleeving and plugging. Another important field of work is the intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) behaviour of stainless steels under BWR and PWR conditions. All kind of corrosion degradation especially for stainless steels and Nickel base alloys are her focus. In addition she was project leader of several EPRI project on nickel base alloys. Nickel base alloys like Alloy 600 and Alloy 690 and the corresponding filler material and their corrosion behavior, like PWSCC, are one of the major fields in her work. She is responsible for training of experts in her fields (supports thesis etc. of students in cooperation with Universities). Furthermore Renate Kilian is a member of the German Reactor Safety Commission and of the Steering Committee of the German Assosiation of Corrosion and Corrosion Protection (GfKORR). She is also a member of the Steering Committee of EFC Nuclear Corrosion Working Party. She is author of more than 70 publications.|
|Stephane Trevin||EDF, France|
|Stéphane Trevin has a PhD in chemistry and MS degree in biochemistry. He works for EDF since 1998. His first position was at EDF R&D in the area of organic electrosynthesis. He is involved in flow-accelerated corrosion management at nuclear and fossil power plants for the past ten years. He wrote the technical specifications for BRT-CICEROTM, version 3, and contributed to many publications. Since 2010, he is in charge of the flow-accelerated corrosion team at EDF’s General Technical Division, providing support to nuclear power plants. His field of expertise is thermodynamics, hydraulics and chemistry.|
|Stefan Ritter||PSI, Switzerland|
|Stefan Ritter (Dipl.-Ing., Material Science and Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) did his masters at Siemens Power Generation (KWU) in Erlangen (Germany) and performed research on stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steels at Framatome ANP in Erlangen. Since 2001 he has been employed by the Paul Scherrer Institute (Nuclear Energy and
Safety Research Department, Laboratory for Nuclear Materials) as a research scientist in the field of plant ageing management. He is currently working on different research projects related to environmentally-assisted cracking of light water reactor structural materials and is project leader of the NORA project dealing with the noble metal chemical addition technology. In 2004 he was one of the founding members of the ECG-COMON (European Cooperative Group on Corrosion Monitoring of Nuclear Materials, www.ecg-comon.org) and is currently chairman of this group. In 2012 he became the scientific secretary of the International Cooperative Group on Environmentally-Assisted Cracking of Water Reactor Materials (ICG-EAC, 81 member organisations from 19 countries, www.icg-eac.info) and is member of the editorial board on the Corrosion Eng. Sci. and Techn. Journal.
|Rik-Wouter Bosch||SCK-CEN, Belgium|
|Rik-Wouter Bosch has a PhD in material science from the KU Leuven (Belgium) and is working at SCK•CEN (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre) since 1998. He is a senior scientist and project leader working in the Structural Materials Expertise group of the Nuclear Material Science institute. He has more than 17 years' experience in corrosion, electrochemistry and stress corrosion cracking research in high pressure, high temperature (nuclear) systems. He has been involved in various national and international research projects related to corrosion problems in LWRs and corrosion behaviour of fusion and Gen IV materials (EC framework programs, EPRI, EFDA, MYRRHA). He has published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and is a lecturer for corrosion courses for GDF-Suez trainees and BNEN since 2008.|
|Peter Scott||Independend Consultant, France|
|Dr. Peter Scott started his career in the nuclear industry in the Materials Development Division at the Harwell Laboratory of the UKAEA in 1971 and during 19 years at Harwell became a section head and a recognised expert in corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking of materials in thermal and fast reactor systems. He joined the Framatome Group (now AREVA NP) in 1989 where he was an Expert Consultant for 18 years in corrosion and stress corrosion of materials mainly in PWRs until his retirement at the end of January 2008. He is now an independent consultant.
During the 44+ years he has worked in the nuclear power business, his interests and experience in materials selection, analysis of field cracking events, life prediction, preparation of technical reports and presentations to utility clients and Safety Authorities relating to general and localized corrosion, stress corrosion and corrosion fatigue have been in the following areas:
- Low alloy pressure vessel steels, steam generator shells and secondary piping of nuclear power stations and other non-nuclear structures,
- Nickel base alloys used for steam generator tubes and various dissimilar metal junctions between low alloy steels and stainless steels mainly in the primary circuits of PWRs,
- Stainless steels of primary piping and highly irradiated internal PWR core support structures,
- Assistance in resolving corrosion problems in the structural components of PWR fuel assemblies,
- High strength alloys used for springs, bolts and valve stems.
He was also a member of the editorial board of the NACE Corrosion Journal for over 8 years and received the 2000 F. N. Speller Award from the NACE for outstanding contributions to the practice of corrosion engineering.
|Cristiano Padovani||Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, UK|
|Cristiano Padovani (PhD) is a Senior Research Manager at Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM, formerly NDA RWMD), the organisation responsible for the development and implementation of geological disposal of radioactive waste in the UK. He is responsible for research associated with the durability of different components of the engineered barrier system, including glasses for the immobilisation of highly-active reprocessing liquors (High Level Waste), spent nuclear fuels, and waste containers. Cristiano is also a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, where he teaches aspects associated with processing, packaging, storage and disposal of radioactive wastes.|
|Juan Matthews||University of Manchester, UK|
|Juan Matthews was as a materials physicist and research manager in the UK Atomic Energy Authority, working on the computer simulation of materials in reactor environments, becoming Leader of the Theoretical Metallurgy Group in Theoretical Physics Division, Harwell. In parallel he was Programme Manager at Harwell for fast reactors and general nuclear safety from 1979-1989. Following a central HQ role he was Head of Materials and Chemistry Division for the AEA Reactor services business covering laboratories at Harwell, Risley and Winfrith. He was then Asia Pacific Regional Director for AEA Technology plc based in Japan from 1993-1999. Since leaving AEA Technology he has worked on technology transfer and technology investment mainly for the UK Government in Russia and the Far East.
Juan Matthews also remains active on nuclear materials’ research. He had a 12 year association with UCL from 2000 as an honorary research fellow at UCL’s Materials Research Centre and a visiting professor at the London Centre for Nanotechnology. He currently works with the Dalton Nuclear Institute of the University of Manchester as a visiting professor. As well as postgraduate teaching he is currently associated with the EPSRC New Nuclear Manufacturing programme. He is also developing projects on nuclear plant life management with the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing on Through-life Engineering Services at Cranfield University and is an advisory board member of the Centre.
|Pål Efsing||Ringhals AB (Vattenfall), Sweden|
|Pål Efsing is Senior Specialist in Materials Mechanics/Fracture Mechanics at the Engineering Department of the Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden. Ringhals operates 4 nuclear reactors, 1 BWR and 3 PWRs, at the Swedish west coast and is a subsidiary to Vattenfall AB, the Swedish state-owned energy company. At Ringhals, Pål is involved in daily issues regarding ageing and degradation of metallic materials, especially with respect to the evolution of the mechanical properties and structural degradation of the utilized materials and combinations, as well as being coordinator of research activities aiming at supporting the plant objective of long term operation. Pål is also acting as Vattenfall specialist in the area of Materials, Degradation and Ageing. Much attention is currently given to environmental degradation and radiation effects on reactor internals and the reactor pressure vessel. Other areas of high interest include welding processes and long term stability, as well as environmentally assisted degradation and cracking.
In addition to serving the NPP, Pål is adjunct professor at the department of Solid Mechanics at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH in Stockholm. At KTH, the current programs include effects of weld residual stresses on susceptibility to environmental degradation in Alloy 690, modelling of SCC, and thermal ageing of cast and welded austenitic materials.
Pål has a M.Sc in Materials Science and Engineering from KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden and a Ph.D in Materials Mechanics working on secondary degradation/hydride induced cracking of failed fuel, also at KTH.