Professional panel No. 1

Overall Title: Short Glance in the CTBT and its impacts on nuclear technology


  1. Legal and security dimensions of the CTBT  
  2. Technological aspects of the CTBT and its verification regime
  3. Future perspective of the CTBTO

Chairman:  Dr. Soltanieh Aliasghar

  1. Dr. Soltanieh Aliasghar
  2. Dr. Tayyebi Pouneh
  3. Dr. Rauf Tariq
  4. Dr. Mashhadi Rafie Ali
  5. Dr. Daneshvar Hamideh
  6. Dr. Ziaie Farhood

Brief Description:

The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), bans nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere on the Earth’s surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground. In order to monitor the state parties’ adherence to the treaty, an Organization was established called CTBTO which utilizes 4 technologies: hydroacoustic, infrasound, seismic and radionuclide to detect a possible nuclear explosion. The treaty also has a unique and comprehensive verification regime to make sure that no nuclear explosion goes undetected. In this panel we discuss about these technologies and the verification regime, and also the legal and security dimensions of the CTBT.

 Professional panel No. 2

Overall Title: Progress in nuclear fusion technologies


  1. Fusion Materials Research on Plasma Facing Components
  2. The Role of High Temperature Superconductor in the Future Nuclear Fusion Reactors
  3. Plasma Auxiliary Heating and Current Drive in Nuclear Fusion Reactors

Chairman: Dr.Sadat Kiai Seyed Mahmood


  1. Dr.Sadat Kiai Seyed Mahmood
  2. Dr. Alinejad Naser
  3. Dr. Chakhmachi Amir
  4. Dr. Fazelpoor Samana
  5. Dr. Sadeghi Hossien
  6. Dr. Rostamifard Dariush

Brief Description:

1. The first wall, diverter and blanket structural materials are exposed to high thermal and neutron fluxes in MCF and ICF reactors, which is a very complex and depend on mechanical load and they experience time. Studies show that the introduction of FGM (Functional Grading Materials) W/Cu, cooled with water-nanofluid can effectively reduce heat, stress concentration at the W / Cu joint surface, release residual stress and improve adhesion properties.

2. As research on nuclear fusion energy continued on different branches such as MCF, ICF, and …, tokamaks due to strong magnetic field played important role to convince scientists to advance toward nuclear fusion reactor.   There is no doubt that strong magnetic field in tokamak plays main role for plasma confinement. Nowadays, high temperature superconductors are used to obtain strong magnetic fields in advanced tokamaks. In addition, the role of high temperature supercomputer in the future nuclear fusion reactors will be significant. It is promising to close gap between advance tokamaks and nuclear fusion reactors as soon as possible.

3. Fusion machines require plasma heating before the rate of fusion reactions becomes significant. The initial heating in the devices with toroidal plasma current comes from the ohmic heating. This mechanism allows plasma temperature reaches a few keV only (1-2keV). As the plasma temperature increases, the collisional frequency and the plasma resistivity decrease. Hence additional or auxiliary heating is needed to get one more order of magnitude of the plasma temperature, from ~1keV to 10keV for D-T Fusion. There are two main methods for heating fusion plasmas. First injection of high-energy neutral beam to the plasma, second lunching electromagnetic waves in to the plasma.

Professional panel No. 3

Overall Title: Study on fissionmoly Supply Chain in Iran


  1. Feasibility study on Design and Fabrication of Suitable LEU targets
  2. Study on Irradiation of LEU Targets at TRR
  3. Literature and Experimental study on Radiochemical Process of Fissionmoly
  4. Economic Assessment for production of Molybdenum-99 for domestic demand

Chairman: Dr.Tabasi Mohsen


  1. Mr. Alireza Ahmadi
  2. Dr. Saeedeh Safaei Arshi 
  3. Mr. Shayan Motmaen (Phd student)
  4. Mr. Behrang Aliabadi
  5. Dr. Ali Bahrami Samani 
  6. Dr. Pouneh Tayyebi
  7. Mr. Akbar Mohammadi
  8. Dr. Seyyed Milad Miremad

Brief Description:

Mo-99 is the most important radioisotope in the nuclear pharmacy. Among the various production methods, fission of LEU targets (called fissionmoly) is the most common and commercial method, with high specific activity privilege. A worldwide supply chain supports the sustainable production of Mo-99 for many decades to deliver 12KCi Mo-99 to the nuclear medicine centers every week. The supply chain has five main rings as follows:

-       Low Enriched Uranium Supply (Uranium Conversion and Enrichment Facilities)

-       Target Supply (Usually Al/U-Al/Al miniplate Production Facilities)

-       Irradiation Service Supply ( Test and Research Reactors)

-       Mo-99 Radiochemical Service supply

-       Mo-99/Tc-99m Generator supply

Preliminary studies, experiments and consultancies shows domestic Mo-99 production is feasible. This professional panel aims to present the results of cooperation between the organization (AEOI) and several companies on the Mo-99 production supply chain in Iran. It is necessary to mention that, regarding some issues, the selected radiochemical process is based on the use of U3O8 as target instead of metallic U.

Professional panel No. 4

Overall Title: Reactor and Safety Issues


  1. Power Reactor Noise and its Applications
  2. Innovative Projects to Boost Safety and Efficiency of Nuclear Power Plant
  3. Implementation of the Design Extension Conditions in Nuclear Power Plants

Chairman: Dr. Naser Vosoughi


  1. Dr. Naser Vosoughi
  2. Dr. Arash Haghani
  3. Dr. Reza Hosseini
  4. Dr. Nader Moghaddam
  5. Dr. Madjid Raufi
  6. Dr. Payam Ramezani

Brief Description:

Since one of the most important peaceful uses of the nuclear science and technology is the utilizing of the power/research reactors to produce electricity/medical and industrial radioisotopes, a professional panel for the “Reactors and Safety Issues” has been assigned in the upcoming international conference (ICNST22). In this panel three different aspects of the reactor technologies will be presented and discussed.

Professional panel No. 5

Overall Title: Nuclear applications in agriculture


  1. Plant Breeding and Genetics
  2. Insect pest control
  3. Managing Land and Water for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Chairman:  Dr. Azam Borzouei

  1. Dr. Mohammad Reza Rahemi
  2. Dr. Jaber Nasiri
  3. Dr. Shiva Osuli
  4. Dr. Shabnam Ashoori
  5. Dr. Nejat Pirvali

Brief Description:

  1. Develop and improve the techniques for mutation induction. Increase mutant germplasm for improving biodiversity. Speed up mutant line development by using biotechnology. Increase the efficiency of screening for desired traits. Develop and improve selecting techniques for mutation breeding. Explore molecular discovery of mutation by biotechnology.
  2. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environmentally-friendly insect pest control method involving the mass-rearing and sterilization, using radiation, of a target pest, followed by the systematic area-wide release of the sterile males by air over defined areas, where they mate with wild females resulting in no offspring and a declining pest population. The SIT is among the most environment-friendly insect pest control methods ever developed. Radiation is used to sterilize mass-reared insects so that, while they remain sexually competitive, they cannot produce offspring. SIT does not involve transgenic (genetic engineering) processes.
  3. Agriculture needs to transition to systems that are more productive, use inputs more efficiently, have less variability and greater stability in their outputs, and are more resilient to risks, shocks, and long-term climate variability. This transformation must be accomplished without depleting the natural resource base. It will also have to entail a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and an increase in carbon sinks, which will contribute significantly to the mitigation of climate change. An important factor in the adaptation process is to measure the concrete effects of climate change on agriculture and food production. Several nuclear techniques offer means to learn more about the impact of climate change and how to counter it, from controlling soil erosion and land degradation to improving soil fertility and water use efficiency.