Pre-IMRP Course on Radiation Processing for Advanced Materials

March 27-29, 2019

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

Co-organized by University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) and the International Irradiation Association (iia), the pre-conference training course on radiation processing of materials primarily intends to create synergies with IMRP19 through the complementarity of the scientific and technological contents.

The 3-day long training course will offer a condensed overview of radiation processing applied to material enhancement. It will emphasize the physical phenomena, the chemical mechanisms and the technological aspects of radiation processing. The attendees will thus have the keys for apprehending the sessions on advanced radiation chemistry that will be presented the following week during IMRP19. The course will strengthen their capability to carry out their academic or professional activities with a strengthened background.

Target Audience

Graduate students (MSc, PhD) and young professionals with background in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering with strong interest and motivation to acquire additional skills in the field of radiation processing. Several traineeships might become available. More information will be provided here in the coming weeks. Depending on the number of registrants, the course might also be open to other professionals.

Application for Traineeships

Selected graduate students and young professionals might be eligible for a traineeship covering travel and living expenses on a lump sum basis.


Regular attendees must register to the course via the IMRP 2019 website

Structure and Contents of the Course

  • Inspired by the recent Erasmus + TL-IRMP Project funded by the European Union,, the pre-conference training course will be given by internationally recognized experts. The programme includes:
    • Basics of radiation processing
      • Radiation-matter interactions
      • Radiation sources
      • Overview of application fields
    • Polymer processing
      • Competition between X-linking and scission in polymers
      • Graft polymerization
      • Curing of inks, paints and composites by radiation-initiated polymerization
    • Radiation-induced long term degradation processes (thermo-oxidation, stabilization)
    • Biological effects of radiation (sterilization)
    • Biomaterials, natural polymers
    • Characterization
      • Spectroscopic monitoring of radiation-induced reactions
      • Nanoscale imaging and probing
      • Mechanical characterization
    • Dosimetry will be covered in a dedicated workshop organized by Aerial in Strasbourg.

Scientific Committee

Andrzej Chmielewski, ICHTJ, Warsaw, Poland

Xavier Coqueret, URCA, Reims, France

Bum Soo Han, IAEA, Vienna, Austria

Michaël Molinari, URCA, Reims, France

Alain Strasser, Aerial, Illkirch, France

Organizing Committee

Christine Bouteiller, URCA, Reims, France

Xavier Coqueret, URCA, Reims, France

Yves Hénon, iia, UK