The 14th International Topical Meeting


The 14th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics, Operation, and Safety (NUTHOS-14) will take place in Vancouver, Canada from August 25-28, 2024. NUTHOS-14 will be hosted by the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS), and the Korean Nuclear Society (KNS). Vancouver is one of the premier conference sites  in the world owing to its easy to access location, diversity of attractions, and closeness to nature. 

The NUTHOS conference is held in principle every two years. The first was held in Taipei in 1984 followed by Tokyo (1986), Seoul (1988), Taipei (1994), Beijing (1997), Nara (2004), Seoul (2008), Shanghai (2010), Kaohsiung (2012), Okinawa (2014), Gyeongju (2016), Qingdao (2018) and Hscinchu (2022). NUTHOS has become one of the major events in the field and we are excited to host the first in-person NUTHOS since 2018!

NUTHOS-14 will cover five technical tracks including General Thermal-Hydraulics, Advanced Thermal-Hydraulic Modeling and Experiments, Plant Operations, Regulation, Accident Analysis and Source Term, and Thermal-Hydraulics and Safety of Advanced Reactors and Special Topics. Including emergent issues such as Small Modular Reactors and Micro Reactors, and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data applications.

We sincerely invite you to contribute and participate in NUTHOS-14. Mark the dates and promote NUTHOS-14 to your community. We trust this will be a very successful event and exciting conference examining the key roles of innovation in nuclear thermalhydraulics, operations and safety. 

Organizing Committee

Honorary Chairs
Prof. Jong H. Kim Retired KAIST and EPRI, Korea
Prof. John C. Luxat Department of Engineering Physics, McMaster University, Canada
Prof. Hisashi Ninokata Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Professor Emeritus,
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
General Chair
Prof. David Novog McMaster University, Canada.
General Co-Chairs
Prof. Emilio Baglietto Nuclear Science & Engineering, MIT, USA
Dr. Stephen M. Bajorek U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (tbd?)
Prof. Yassin A. Hassan Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, United States
Dr. Elia Merzari Department of Nuclear Engineering, Penn State
Prof. Koji Okamoto Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Bao Wen Yang, Track Chair Institute for Advanced Research in Multiphase Flow and Energy Transfer,
Delta Energy Group, New York (DEGNY) / Qingdao (DEQD)
Prof. Yican Wu Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Technical Program Committee

Dr. Andrew Morreale Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
Dr. Jean-Marie LeCorre, Track Chair Westinghouse, Sweden
Dr. Thambiayah (Nithy) Nitheanandanm, Track Chair Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
Dr. Ferry Roelofs, Track Chair NRG, the Netherlands
Zesus Karoutas, Special Technical Session Chair Westinghouse, USA
Dr. Fulvio Mascari, Special Technical Session Chair ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy
Dr. Krishna Podila, Special Technical Session Chair Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada
Dr. Piyush Sabharwall, Special Technical Session Chair Idaho National Laboratory
Baris Sarikaya, Special Technical Session Chair Constellation, USA
Prof. Xiaodong Sun, Special Technical Session Chair University of Michigan, USA
Dr. Xu Wu, Special Technical Session Chair Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA
Prof. Xu Cheng Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Prof. Long Gu Lanzhou University
Dr. Kyoung-Ho Kang KAERI, Korea
Prof. Xiaojing Liu (刘晓晶) Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Prof. Shuichiro Miwa Nuclear Professional School, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Tomio Okawa University of Electro-communications
Technical Program Committee Members
Dr. Takahiro Arai Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan
Prof. Maria Avramova North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA
Prof. In Cheol Bang School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, UNIST University, Korea
Prof. Igor Bolotnov North Carolina State University
Prof. Minghui Chen University of New Mexico
Prof. Shao-Wen Chen Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Dr. Marco Cherubini NINE Nuclear and Industrial Engineering S.R.L., Italy
Dr. Askin Guler Yigitoglu Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Bin Han Delta Energy Group, Qingdao, China
Prof. Huai-En Hsieh College of Energy, Xiamen University, China
Dr. Wen-Sheng Hsu Nuclear Science and Technology Development Center, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Daisuke Ito Kyoto University, Japan
Prof. Yong-Hoon Jeong KAIST, Korea
Prof. Hiroshige Kikura Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Prof. Eung Soo Kim Seoul National University, S. Korea
Prof. Sungjoong Kim Department of Nuclear Engineering, Hanyang University, Korea
Prof. Min Lee National Tsing Hua University of Taiwan (Retired)
Dr. Saya Lee Department of Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Prof. Xiaowei Li Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Wei Liu Kyushu University
Dr. Wenxing Liu Organization is the Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC)
Dr. Yang Liu liuy Lanzhou University
Dr. Michio Murase INSS, Japan
Prof. Marco Pellegrini University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Jianqiang Shan Xi’an Jiao Tong University, China
Dr. Dillon R. Shaver ANL
Prof. Joerg Starflinger University of Stuttgart, Germany
Prof. Sichao Tan Harbin Engineering University, China
Prof. Yoichi Utanohara Faculty of Production Systems Engineering and Sciences, Komatsu University
Dr. Walter Villanueva Bangor University, North Wales, UK
Dr. Sipeng Wang Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Prof. Hsingtzu Wu Department of Nuclear Engineering and Technology,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Shun-chi Wu Department of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Prof. Jinbiao Xiong Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dr. Junsoo Yoo Idaho National Laboratory
Prof. Jiyun Zhao Department of Mechanical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Dr. Jinzhao Zhang Business Area Global Nuclear, Tractebel (ENGIE), Belgium

International Steering Committee

Dr. Jason Chao United Nuclear Inc., USA
Dr. Fan-Bill Cheung Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Prof. Maria Avramova NCSU
Dr. Yanping Huang Reactor Engineering Research Division, Nuclear Power Institute of China
Prof. Tomoaki Kunugi University of Kyoto, Japan
Dr. Chul-Hwa Song Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea
Prof. XiaoLiang Zhu Southeast University, China
International Steering Committee Members
Dr. Ki-Yong Choi KAERI, Korea
Dr. Norihiro Doda Research and Development Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Prof. Jae-Jun Jeong Pusan National Univ. (PNU), Korea
Dr. Aiguo Liu Delta Energy Group (DEQD), China
Dr. Shenghui Liu Southeast University
Dr. Hu Mao Nuclear Technology Support Center of CAEA
Dr. Shinya Mizokami Tokyo Electric Power Company
Dr. Hideo Nakamura JAEA, Japan
Piyush Sabharwall INL

Local Organization Committee

Dr. Doddy Kastanza Canadian Nuclear Society and Kinectrics
Dr. Wei Shen Canadian Nuclear Society and CANDU Owners Group
Local Organization Committee Members
Dr. Chris Hollingshead Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Kevin Ruiz McMaster University
Dr. Feng Zhou Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Awards Committee

Prof. Michael Podowski RPI, USA                                                                                     
Prof. Izabela Gutowska OSU
Awards Committee Members
Prof. Yang Liu Virginia Tech
Dr. Katrien Van Tichelen SCK CEN

About Vancouver

With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live. Vancouver is also one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada with 52 percent of the population speaking a first language other than English. Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics.

For more details on Vancouver, please click here. Additionally, please visit our Local Attractions page to learn more about Vancouver’s highlights during your visit. 

About the Venue

The conference will be hosted at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. To book your accommodations at our preferred group rate, please visit the Travel & Accomodations page.

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