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IGORR: International Group on Research Reactors

NEWS : The Next IGORR Conference

The next IGORR Conference will be combined with RRFM and will be held mid-March 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

The Call for Papers has been published. Click in this link below to download it :
RRFM 2016 Call for Papers

Please check regularly this website for update information.

Looking forward to see you in Berlin.

Dr Gilles BIGNAN
IGORR Chairman


The last IGORR Conference (IGORR 16th) organised by CNEA-INVAR in cooperation with the IAEA in November 2014 (17th to 21st) was a great succes.

About 150 participants from 28 countries contribute to this event.

The presentations are available 

The procedings will be available soon.

Please find enclosed the main findings of the conference

IGORR 14th - Prague (Czech Republic) - March 2012

As you know the IGORR/RRFM conference was held in March in Prague (Czech Republic)

The topics of the conference were the following:

  • Refurbishment, Upgrade of Existing Research Reactors

  • Optimization and Advanced Utilization of Research Reactors

  • Experience of Safety Operation

  • New project of Research Reactor

  • Medical Application (MOLY production...)

  • NTD Silicon

  • Innovative methods in Research Reactor Physics

  • R&D on future nuclear energy systems

See the RRFM's website

See the proceedings

IGORR's President 

    Operating mode selected

    "IGORR will continue to seek interaction with other organizations representing research reactor operators and users, including university reactors, the IAEA, and the European research reactor community".
    Meetings would be held about every 18 months. They rotate usually through the Americans, European and Asia locations.

    Charter of IGORR (international Group on Research Reactors)

    "many organizations, in several countries, are planning or implementing new or upgraded research reactor projects, but there has been no organized forum devoted entirely to discussion and exchange of information in this field".

    The International Group on Research Reactors (IGORR) was formed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience among those institutions and individuals who are actively working to design, build and promote new research reactors or to make significant upgrades to existing facilities. (Proceedings of the first meeting, 03/1990).


      IGORR Steering Committee Members List

    Mark Summerfield (ANSTO)

    Danas Ridikas (IAEA)

    José Lolich (Institu Balseiro)
    Juan-Pablo Ordonez (INVAR)

    Edgar Koonen (SCKOCEN)

    Christopher Haysel (McMaster University)

    Ke Guotu (CIAE)
    Xinxin Lu (INET)

    Gilles Bignan (CEA)
    Claude Pascal (AREVA-TA)

    Heiko Gerstenberg (TUM)

    Takeshi Maruo (JAEA)

    Hoan-Sung Jung (KAERI)

    John Bumgardner (INL)
    Douglas SELBY (CRNL)
    Robert Williams (NIST)
    Lin-Wen HU (MIT)
    Hayman Hawari (NCSU)

    Last steering committee meeting minutes

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