Argonne National Laboratory
International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors
RERTR Program, Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne
U.S. Department of Energy

RERTR-2017 International Meeting

Nov. 12-16, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  • RERTR-2017
    RERTR-2017 will be held in Chicago, IL from November 12-16, 2017. This will be the 38th annual meeting in a series on the same general subject regarding conversion of reactors within the NNSA Material Management and Minimization Conversion Program.

  • Hotel
    The meeting will be at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Hotel, located in downtown Chicago.

  • Venue
    The meeting will be in downtown Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly three million people.

  • Register
    For more information and to register online visit:
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  • Documents
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  • Visa
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  • Organizers
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The U.S. Department of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Material Management and Minimization Conversion Program is hosting the "RERTR-2017 International Meeting" to be held in Chicago, IL USA at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel on November 12-16, 2017.

Information will be exchanged at RERTR-2017 on the progress of national and international programs to develop low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuels, conversion analysis studies and licensing to convert research and test reactors to the use of such fuels. The meeting's technical subjects will include development of new LEU fuels, design and safety analyses for reactor conversions, and transportation and storage of fresh LEU and spent HEU fuels.

The overall International Meeting schedule is as follows:

  • November 12:  Registration (4:30 – 6 p.m.) and Welcome Reception (6 – 8 p.m.)
  • November 13-15: Technical Sessions
  • November 16: Technical Tour of selected Argonne National Laboratory facilities

Technical and policy experts interested in attending the meeting must register on-line prior to the registration deadline of November 6, 2017. Participants having interest in any of the LEU conversion topics listed above are encouraged to present a paper at the meeting. Please indicate your intention to submit a paper by completing the Abstract Submittal and Publication release forms found here and submitting them along with an abstract of the paper no later than October 6, 2017. Other information to facilitate attendance and participation in the meeting is available by navigating this website.

Important Dates


October 6, 2017 Abstract submittal & Publication Release
October 13, 2017 Hotel Reservation Deadline
November 6, 2017 Online Registration
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For further information and questions please contact the Organizing Committee

Last Modified: Mon, November 13, 2017 9:34 AM

2017 RERTR Meeting

The 2017 International RERTR Meeting (RERTR-2017) was held in Chicago, IL, USA, from November 12-16, 2017.

RERTR-2017 News:

Jan. 23, 2018First set of papers available: A first set of papers from the RERTR-2017 International Meeting in Chicago is now available for downloading...Download Papers

Apr. 10, 2017RERTR-2017: Announcing RERTR-2017… Details

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Technical Questions:
For further information and questions please contact:

John Holland
Argonne National Laboratory
See also Program Committee

Administrative Questions:
Mrs. Karen Grudzinski
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue, Building 208
Argonne, Illinois 60439-4815, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 (630) 252-1671
Fax: +1 (630) 252-5161


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