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NAFEMS Helps Secure UK Bid to host 2015 SMiRT Conference

A UK team including NAFEMS has successfully presented a bid for the UK to host the Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology International (SMiRT) conference in 2015. 

This large international conference has run biannually since 1971 with the event alternating between Asia, North America and Europe. Covering a wide range of technical issues, the event features keynote presentations and plenary lectures from leading figures in nuclear related research and development activities.

 Two bids from within Europe were considered by the International Association of SMiRT for the 2015 conference with the UK bid being successfully approved at the SMiRT 21 general assembly in New Delhi,India on Thursday 10 November.

 NAFEMS would like to mention the rest of the team who also helped to secure the UK bid to host the conference:

  • Dave Shepherd (ONR)
  • Manus O’Donnell (EDF Energy)
  • Nawal K. Prinja (AMEC),
  • Robert Hayman (Nuclear Institute - NI)
  • with support from Barry Marsden & Derek Tsang (Manchester University)


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Date: November 16, 2011