• Third PETRUS-ANNETTE PhD and Early-Stage Researchers Conference 2017


    Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal


    Date: 26-30 June 2017

    Location: Universidade de Lisboa - Instituto Superior Técnico – Portugal


  • What are PETRUS and ANNETTE?

    What is Petrus?


    Since 2005 “PETRUS” initiative coordinates universities, radioactive waste management organisations, training providers and research institutes efforts to develop cooperative approach to E&T in the geological disposal. PETRUS proposes an innovative strategy to ensure the continuation, renewal and improvement of the professional skills by sharing resources from both academia and industries all over Europe.




    What is ANNETTE?


    ANNETTE is a European project granted by the European Commission within the H2020 EURATOM program. The main objective of the project is to consolidate and better exploit the achievements already reached and to tackle the present challenges in preparing the European workforce in the different nuclear areas, with special attention to continuous professional development, life-long learning and cross border mobility.

  • About the PETRUS-ANNETTE 2017 conference:

    Following from the successful inaugural PhD conference in radioactive waste management and disposal held in Nancy, France, and the 2nd conference in this series held in Delft, the Netherlands, we are looking forward to the third edition in Lisbon, Portugal.

    Our main aim is to provide again a unique opportunity to bring together PhD students and early-stage researchers, alongside professionals and academics in the topic of radioactive waste management and geological disposal. The event is designed to be simultaneously a research school and a conference.


    Selected PhD students and early-stage researchers will have the opportunity to present their works in all areas related to radioactive waste management and disposal.   Special prizes will be awarded in both oral presentation and poster sessions.

    The program includes several plenary lectures presented by outstanding Professors highlighting strength and diversity of research and current topics.


    The written and spoken language of the Conference is English.

  • Event organised under the patronage
    of the ENEN Association

  • Programme and presentations

    Monday 26

    14:00 - 18:00

    • Welcome
      Representatives from PETRUS/ANNETTE organizing committee
    • Lecture of Prof. F.J. Elorza (UPM)
      Hydro-mechanical and transport processes
    • Lecture of Dr. I. Paiva and Dr. M.J. Reis (IST)
      Radiation protection issues
    • Lecture of Prof. B. Bazargan Sabet (UL)
      Front-end nuclear fuel cycle waste

    Tuesday 27

    9:00 - 18:30

    • PhD/early stage researcher presentations


    • Lecture of Prof. A. Gens (UPC)
      Coupled THM analysis for radioactive waste geological disposal
    • Lecture of Prof. J.M. Montel (UL)
      Natural analogue studies in the geological disposal of radioactive wastes
    • Lecture of Dr. Erika Neeft (COVRA)
      Carbon-14 Source Term
    • Lecture of Prof. K. Pedersen (Micans)

      Bacterial life in clay barriers surrounding radioactive waste in geological repositories



    Wednesday 28

    9:00 - 18:30

    • Lecture of Prof. P. Vardon (TU Delft)
      The mechanics and early stage evolution of clay based repositories
    • Lecture of Ms. M. Palmu (POSIVA)
      Overview of Posiva’s programme for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel
    • Lecture of Prof. A. Abdelous (EMN)
      Insights on geological disposal of high-level nuclear waste glass


    • PhD/early stage researcher presentations



    Thursday 29

    9:00 - 20:00

    • ENEN PhD event


    • ENEN PhD event
    • Social event (18:30 - 20:00)

    Friday 30

    9:00 - 13:00

    • Lecture of Dr. N. Zeleznik (REG)
      Planning public information and communication for RWM
    • Lecture of Prof. Teresa Peña (IST)
      Recent developments in Nuclear Theory and Experimental Perspectives
    • PETRUS – ANNETTE Awards Ceremony
    • ENEN Awards Ceremony
  • Registration Form

    Participation in PETRUS-ANNETTE PhD Conference is free of charge but registration is required.

    Registration is open from now until 16th June 2017.

    Click here to download the Registration Form

  • Application Form

    Applicants for oral and poster presentation are requested to send an extended abstract (maximum 4 pages) for consideration and inclusion in the programme. Abstract must be submitted in English. A prize award ceremony will be held at the end of the Event. The best oral and poster presentations will be rewarded.


    Click here to download the attached template for your abstract


  • Venue

    Amphitheatre of Complexo Interdisciplinar

    Campus Alameda, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001, Lisbon

    The campus of Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) is easily reachable by subway. Take the red subway line and exit at Saldanha to Av. Duque de Ávila or exit at Alameda and go up the hill.

  • Accomodation

    You can find a wide variety of cheap accommodations in Lisbon, from youth hostels to 2 star hotels, including guesthouses.
    Due to high demand in June, early on-line booking is strongly recommended (see popular booking websites, e.g. www.booking.com, www.tripadvisor.com, etc.).


    Here are some standard hotels nearby IST campus:

    Hotel A.S. Lisboa***

    Av. Almirante Reis, 188

    1000‐055 Lisboa


    Tel.: +351 218 429 360

    Fax: +351 218 429 374

    Email: info@hotel‐aslisboa.com

    Hotel Turim Alameda****

    Av. Rovisco Pais, 34

    1000‐268 Lisboa


    Tel.: +351 210 330 800

    Fax.: +351 210 330 890

    Email: turimalamedahotel@turimhoteis.com

    Hotel Alif Campo Pequeno***

    Campo Pequeno,

    51 1000-081 Lisboa


    Tel: +351 21 782 62 22
    Fax: +351 21 795 41 16

    Hotel Roma***

    Av. de Roma 33,

    1749-074 Lisboa


    Tel: +351 217 932 244

    Fax: +351 217 932 981

    Email: info@hotelroma.pt

    VIP Inn Berna ***

    Avenida António de Serpa 13

    1069-199 Lisboa


    Tel.: +351 217 814 300

    Fax: +351 217 936 278

    Email: hotelberna@viphotels.com

    Fonte Luminosa (Guesthouse)
    Alameda D.Afonso Henriques,70-6º Esq., Areeiro,
    1000-124 Lisboa


    Tel: ++35 1218 404 896
    Fax: ++35 1218 409 003


  • Contact Form

    For any requirement you may have, please contact Audrey Burtard, Event coordinator:

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