2019 International Workshop on Advanced Reactor Materials & Component Integrity


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) would like to extend an invitation to you and your organization to attend an international workshop December 9-11, 2019 to be held at NRC Headquarters in Rockville, MD.

This workshop will provide a forum for advanced reactor stakeholders to discuss the state of knowledge, operating experience and research activities related to high temperature metallic and nonmetallic materials, coolant chemistry, reactor component integrity, and applicable codes and standards.

The purpose of the workshop is to assess the current understanding and develop future research needs to better prepare the regulatory infrastructure to license advanced reactors, in the areas of materials and component integrity.

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Who: Industry, international stakeholders, and NRC staff with interests in advanced reactors
What: NRC will host an international workshop on the state of knowledge related to advanced reactor materials and component integrity.  The format for the workshop sessions will be structured to allow for thorough discussions and sharing valuable insights and perspectives.  The workshop is expected to cover:
1) State of Knowledge:  Discussions on knowledge gaps and resolution related to advanced reactor materials.
2) Operating Experience:  Specific discussions on international operating experience.
3) Research Activities:  Presentations on status of ongoing international research.
When: December 9-11, 2019
Where: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters (Rockville, MD, USA)

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Hotel and Travel Information

Nearby Hotels

NRC Headquarters is located on 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.  The NRC does not endorse any one particular property, rather, offers information on a number of hotels within a 5-mile radius of NRC Headquarters.  Nearby hotels include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, located at 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852.
    [Directly opposite the White Flint Metro Station on the Red line, and diagonal to NRC Headquarters]

  • Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
    [Metrorail: 1.5 miles from the Medical Center stop on the Red line]

  • Bethesda Marriott Suites, 6711 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817 [Metrorail: 3.5 miles from the Grosvenor-Strathmore stop on the Red line]

  • Canopy by Hilton, 940 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda, MD 20852
    [Metrorail: .4 miles from the White Flint stop on the Red line]

  • Crowne Plaza Washington DC/Rockville, 3 Research Court, Rockville, MD 20850
    [Metrorail:  3.38 miles from the Shady Grove stop on the Red line]

  • Courtyard Rockville, 2500 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850
    [Metrorail: 3 miles from the Shady Grove stop on the Red line]

Area Airports

There are three major airports located within 35 miles of NRC Headquarters.   For airline schedules and up-to-the-minute flight status information, and for detailed driving directions, please visit:

NRC Security Logistics for Foreign Nationals

  • All visitors must be processed through security each day, and present a valid picture identification to enter the facility.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, October 29, 2019