20th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry

Date: June 20, 2022 - June 23, 2022

Event Location:  Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Organized by: ASTM Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys



About the Event

The 20th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry will be held June 20, 2022 through June 23, 2022. The symposium is organized by ASTM Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys, and will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Objective and Scope

The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for exchanging new information on the fabrication, testing, development, and characterization of both traditional and new zirconium-based materials used in the nuclear industry, including materials performance during normal, transient, and accident conditions as well as materials behavior during intermediate and long-term storage conditions. Of particular interest are studies that focus on identifying and understanding the mechanisms and behaviors of zirconium-based materials.

Appropriate topics for papers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Basic Metallurgy and Processing
  • Fabrication and Alloy Development
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Corrosion and Hydriding
  • In-Reactor Performance
  • Irradiation Effects
  • High-Temperature and Transient Phenomena
  • Mechanistic Modeling of Processing or Performance
  • Intermediate and Long-Term Storage Performance
  • Coatings for Accident Tolerant Fuel

The language of the symposium will be English.

Both oral and poster presentations are planned. The John Schemel Award for the best paper of the symposium will be selected from the submitted papers. The best poster will also be recognized at the symposium.

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River Site Tour
The Chalk River Laboratories serve as Canada’s national nuclear laboratories.  The visit to the site will include tours of our facilities dedicated to materials science, fuel development and reactor fleet support.  The specific agenda is still in development.

The tour will be: 

•    Friday June 24, 2022
•    Ottawa Departure: ~7:30 AM
•    Ottawa Return Arrival: ~5:30 PM
•    Lunch is provided
•    Bus transportation is provided

To register for the tour please complete the registration form at www.cnl.ca/zirc.
For more information about the tour, please contact Heidi Nordin (heidi.nordin@cnl.ca)


Abstract Submission

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submission Portal no later than DATE. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email symposia@astm.org and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium chair(s) will notify you via email and postal mail by DATE of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit a final abstract a few months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in a program booklet at the symposium.


Publication Information

Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Paper (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community.  The ASTM Editorial Office has sent authors’ instructions via email to all accepted authors. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than February 5, 2022 at the ASTM Editorial Office. Please note that manuscripts will have a 10,000-word limit and the limit includes tables and figures which, if normal size, are equal to about 250 words each. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of the paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost.


Technical Program

A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on this site in early 2022.



Registration will open in March 2022.  More deatils will be posted at a later date.



Registration is now open and will close on June 21, 2022. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below and include:

  • a copy of the Selected Techincal Papers (STP) upon its publication after the symposium
  • the buffet lunches on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • the Kroll Award Lunch on Wednesday
  • the poster session on Wednesday

A discounted symposium registration fee is being offered for those who stay at the symposium hotel.  In order to qualify for the discounted fee, you must first make your hotel room reservation at the Fairmont Château Laurier by using the following link: Hotel Reservations. After you have made your sleeping room reservation, please register for the symposium and choose the appropriate registration fee.

Symposium Registration Fees are in USD.

Staying at the Symposium Hotel


April 30th

May 1st - June 3rd

June 4th - June 21st 

ASTM Member $1,500.00 $1,750.00 $2,000.00
Non-member $1,750.00 $2,000.00 $2,500.00
Presenter $1,500.00 $1,750.00 $2,000.00
Session Chair $1,500.00 $1,750.00 $2,000.00
Student $500.00 $500.00 $500.00
Kroll Lunch Companion Fee $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Not Staying at the Symposium Hotel


April 30th

May 1st - June 3rd

June 4th - June 21st 

ASTM Member $1,750.00 $2,000.00 $2,250.00
Non-member $2,000.00 $2,250.00 $2,500.00
Presenter $1,750.00 $2,000.00 $2,250.00
Session Chair $1,750.00 $2,000.00 $2,250.00
Student (in-person) $500.00 $500.00 $500.00
Kroll Lunch Companion Fee $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Virtual (livestream only)


April 30th

May 1st - June 3rd

June 4th - June 21st 

ASTM Members, Non-Members, Presenters, and Session Chairs  $1,500.00 $1,750.00 $2,000.00


All Attendees – All attendees must regsiter to attend this symposium and check in at the ASTM Registration Area to obtain their name badge before entering the event room.

Virtual Attendance – This event will be offering a virtual attendance option.  This will be for live streaming only, and the cost is the same for ASTM Members, non-members, presenters and session chairs.  There will not be any recordings of this event.  Those choosing to attend virtually will receive the link to join the symposium approximately one week prior to the start of the event.

Students – Students may apply for the in-person attendance reduced registration fee provided they are a full-time student, are not employed full time, will not have thier registration fee or travel expenses paid by their university or other organization, and can provide a valid university email address for registration.  Students must check in at the ASTM Registration Area on site, where they may be asked to show their valid student ID to pick up their name badge before entering the event room. THE REDUCED FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE A COPY OF THE STP.

Cancellations – A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9698.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at
symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9698, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).


Technical Chair Contact Information

Editorial Chair:        Dr. Michael Preuss
                                Professor for Structural Materials, Materials Science and Engineering
                                Monash University
                                Wellington Road, Clayton, Vic-3800, Australia
                                Email: michael.preuss@monash.edu

                                Professor of Metallurgy, Department of Materials
                                University of Manchester
                                Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
                                Email: michael.preuss@manchester.ac.uk

Symposium Chair:  Dr. Suresh K. Yagnik
                                Senior Technical Executive
                                Electric Power Research Institute
                                3420 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
                                Email: syagnik@epri.com


Continuing Education Units

Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and submit it to an ASTM staff member on site. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 2 to 4 weeks after the symposium concludes.


Hotel Information

The symposium will be held at Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7, Canada.

You may make your hotel reservation by clicking the following link: Hotel Reservations

ASTM has contracted a block of rooms at Fairmont Château Laurier.  The special room rates for this event are listed below in CAD per night and do not include taxes and fees.  The rate is only available for the date range of 15th - 27th June 2022. If you will need a sleeping room outside of these dates, you will need to make separate reservations. Guests will be required to give a credit card at the time of booking. The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than 14th May 2022.


Rates listed in CAD and do not include tax

Fairmont (queen or 2 double) $339.00
Fairmont View (king, queen, or 2 double) $379.00
Deluxe (king, queen, or 2 double) $424.00
Fairmont Gold (king or 2 doubles)  $484.00

Tax Policy

Rates do not include 13.52% tax or 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax. (Subject to change)

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 48 hours prior to check-in time on your day of arrival without fee.


Standards Development Meetings

ASTM Committee B10 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee and its future meetings, please visit the Committee B10 Homepage.