Upcoming Events

19 - 24March2017

Hands-On Workshop in eBeam Technologies – Texas A&M

Texas A&M

The National Center for Electron Beam Research (NCEBR) at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas is running another of its highly respected workshops giving practical operational training on the use of electron accelerators.

Texas A&M is an unparalleled venue for academic, government, and industry scientists to carry out strategic electronic pasteurization and sterilization research and commercial projects using eBeam.

The Workshop aims to address the needs of the food, phytosanitary, agribusiness, as well as pharmaceutical industries. The National Centre for EB Research is organizing this week-long hands-on workshop in eBeam technologies in March 2017. This will be the 8th eBeam workshop since the initial event in 2010.

2017 workshop flyer


8 & 9December2016

Low Energy Electron Beams for Industrial and Environmental Applications

The meeting is being held at the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw, Poland.

EuCARD-2 is an Integrating Activity Project for coordinated Research and Development on Particle Accelerators, co-funded by the European Commission under the FP7 Capacities Programme. This workshop is being supported by the EuCARD-2 FP7 project, jointly through WP4 (Accelerator Applications) and WP2 (Catalysing Innovation).


WINS / iia Workshop – Security of Panoramic Irradiators

iia is working with the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) to organise a workshop after the International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP) which is being held in Vancouver, Canada, in early November 2016.

Apply for a place at the workshop by completing the Application Form Note: Spaces at the workshop is limited and priority will be given to iia members. Complete Application Forms should be sent to mcomben@iiaglobal.com

Further details about IMRP and the associated events can be found in the IMRP Program 

Register to attend IMRP before the Standard Rate deadline on 15 September. visit www.imrp-iia.com for more information

10 - 15April2016


The first meeting of RANC will take place in Budapest, Hungary between 10 and 15 April 2016. The conference is being organised by the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (Springer).

Journal Website

5 - 9April2016

PBNC – Nuclear: Powering the Development of the Pacific Basin and the World

The 20th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference?PBNC 2016, was held in China National Convention Center, Beijing, China from April 5 to April 9, 2016, at the same time and venue as the China International Nuclear Industry Exhibition (Nuclear Industry China, NIC14).

PBNC is a biennial global academic and industrial forum organized by the Pacific Nuclear Council (PNC) and hosted by nuclear societies and associations of countries and regions around the Pacific Rim, under the auspices of the Pacific Nuclear Council (PNC).

PBNC 2016 in Beijing brought together outstanding nuclear scientists and technical experts, senior industry executives, senior government officials and international energy organization leaders from all across the Pacific Rim and Europe. It is committed to promoting communication and cooperation in nuclear science and technology, discussing challenges facing nuclear technology, highlighting future developments and advancing peaceful use of global nuclear energy.

Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference has been held successfully for 19 times since 1976 with its initial conference held in Hawaii, and the most recent one in Vancouver, Canada. Chinese Nuclear Society has successfully held the conference in 1987 and 2002.

The locations of the Pacific Basin Conferences are: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (1976), Tokyo, Japan (1978), Acapulco, Mexico (1981), Vancouver, Canada (1983), Seoul, Republic of Korea (1985), Beijing, China (1987), San Diego, California, USA (1990), Taipei, China (1992), Sydney, Australia (1994), Kobe, Japan (1996), Banff, Canada (1998), Seoul, Republic of Korea (2000), Shenzhen, China (2002), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2004), Sydney, Australia (2006), Aomori, Japan (2008), Cancun, Mexico (2010), Busan, Republic of Korea (2012), Vancouver, BC, Canada (2014).

Session – New Progress in Irradiation Industry and Technology

The session was Chaired vy Kenneth Hsiao (CGN Dasheng Electron Accelerator Co Ltd) and session consisted of a series of short introductory presentations followed by a debate. The agenda for the conference can be viewed via this link – Conference Agenda.  The participants bios and abstracts appear below:

Kenneth Hsiao – Bio, Topics for Debate
Paul Wynne – Abstract, Bio, Presentation
Zhang Jinrong – Abstract, Bio, Presentation
Dave Brown – Abstract, Bio
Peng Wei, Abstract & Bio, Presentation
Erik Jia – Abstract, Bio,
Evan Xu – Abstract, Bio, Presentation
Wang Rongfu, Abstract, Bio, Presentation
Richard Weins, Abstract, Bio, Presentation
Sunil Sabharwal, Abstract, Bio, Presentation

The debate focused on three issues – industry dynamics, the potential growth in the use of Eb and X-ray technologies and the future for cobalt supply and gamma irradiation.

There was a general consensus that, without the influence of regulatory distortions (which should be resisted), growth in Eb and X-ray would exceed gamma but that gamma had a long-term future as the three technologies remain complementary. A view was expressed that customers remain unwilling to pay a price that would facilitate more rapid expansion of Eb/Xray and all were agreed that the price of cobalt v electricity and cobalt disposal costs could have an impact on the relative growth in the use of a technology. Jingrong Zhang expressed the view that, with increased production of Cobalt in China, he expected the price to be stable. There was a general consensus that the industry should resist ill conceived legislation such as that proposed by the 2015 Appropriations Bill and welcomed the support that the peaceful use of nuclear energy had received in the Communique issued by the recent Nuclear Security Summit.

Hosted by:
Chinese Nuclear Society
China National Nuclear Corporation
State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation
China General Nuclear Power Corporation
China Nuclear Engineering Group Corporation
Conducted under the auspices of the Pacific Nuclear Council (PNC)

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