July 21-26, 2024

65th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management

Key Dates for Abstract Submission

  • January 19, 2024 Abstract Submission Deadline
  • February, 2024 Meeting Registration Opens
  • March 28, 2024 Publication of Preliminary Program and Notification of Abstract Status
  • April 12, 2024 Any Requested Revisions to an Abstract are Due
  • June 7, 2024 Presentation Changes and Withdrawals Deadline
  • July 1, 2024 Final Proceedings Articles, Presentations, and Posters Due

The INMM Annual Meeting is an international forum for the exchange of the newest technical information related to all aspects of nuclear materials management. Sessions are planned on safeguards and security, nonproliferation and arms control, international safeguards, facility operations, packaging and transportation, spent fuel, information surety, inspections, containment and surveillance, measurement technology, nuclear processing, education and training, and physical protection. Over 50 concurrent educational sessions will be held during the four-day meeting.

Members of the Institute have opportunities to participate in the advancement of effective nuclear materials management through technical paper presentations, technical division and committee participation, and standards development. The INMM provides an ideal forum for interacting with the international nuclear materials management community at the industry and government levels. The Institute also encourages the improvement of the qualifications of those engaged in nuclear materials management through high standards of professional ethics, education and performance and the recognition of those who meet such standards.

The INMM is a nonprofit, international, professional organization that includes policymakers, analysts, educators, students, managers, engineers, scientists and technicians dedicated to providing assurance that nuclear materials are properly protected, managed, handled, stored and used for purposes approved by treaty or law.

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Across from the Willamette River, this polished hotel in the city center is 3 minutes' walk from the Keller Auditorium and 3 miles from the Oregon Zoo. This will be the venue that the entire INMM 65th Annual Meeting will take place. We look forward to seeing you in Portland! To book your hotel room click here!

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Opening Plenary Speakers

  • Corey Hinderstein

    Corey Hinderstein

    Corey Hinderstein currently serves as the Acting Principal Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration. In her role as Acting Principal Deputy Administrator she leads strategic initiatives in the Enterprise; is the lead integrator on staffing; and advances international, emergency operations, and cyber issues important to NNSA and the White House.

    Prior to assuming the Acting PDA role, Corey Hinderstein was confirmed by the Senate on November 30, 2021, and subsequently sworn in as Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at NNSA, where she set strategic direction for NNSA’s multifaceted efforts to prevent proliferation, support arms control monitoring and verification, and advance capabilities for an uncertain future.

    Prior to her appointment to NNSA, she was vice president of International Fuel Cycle Strategies at the Nuclear Threat Initiative based in Washington, D.C., where she focused on international nuclear fuel cycle and nonproliferation policy, global nuclear security, and arms control and nonproliferation monitoring and verification. From February 2015 through November 2017, Hinderstein was senior coordinator for nuclear security and nonproliferation policy affairs at the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation office of the NNSA. In that role, she led DOE’s preparations for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit and worked on other projects related to nuclear security and illicit trafficking, Iran’s nuclear program, and international monitoring and verification. Prior to her service at DOE, Hinderstein had been with NTI since 2006 and earlier was deputy director of the Institute for Science and International Security.

    Hinderstein is a past president and Fellow of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management and served on the board of directors for the World Institute for Nuclear Security. She also has served in advisory capacities for multiple national laboratories and has published widely on nuclear nonproliferation, verification and monitoring and nuclear security. Hinderstein graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Stephan Lechner

    Stephan Lechner

    Dr Stephan Lechner, based in Luxembourg, is Director of Euratom Safeguards at the European Commission's Directorate General for Energy. Mr Lechner also co-ordinates the policy activities for the European Commission on cybersecurity in the energy sector. Before this appointment to this position in July 2016, he was Director of the Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy, for more than 8 years. Before this responsibility he held various management positions and spent more than 18 years in the hi-tech sector of private industries, at large international enterprises and at telecommunications operators. He managed international expert teams in Germany and in China and has more than 25 years of experience in collaborative European projects. Dr Lechner holds a degree in mathematics and computer sciences and a doctoral degree in cryptography.

  • Ulla Engelmann

    Ulla Engelmann

    Ulla Engelmann has obtained a phD in radiochemistry at the technical university of Karlsruhe (today KIT, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology) in 1992.

    She then started as a postdoc in JRC Ispra in the Tritium laboratory, and moved to heading the PR department in JRC Ispra in 1997. From 2004 she worked in different Head of Unit functions in JRC, including communication, international and inter-institutional relations. She moved to DG GROW (Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs) in 2017, where she held different functions with responsibility for SME networks, such as industrial clusters and Entreprise Europe Network, entrepreneurship, social economy and industrial forum and she was one year acting Director for networks and governance. Since 2023 she is JRC Karlsruhe Site Director (employer) and JRC Director G for Nuclear Safety and Security with units based in Karlsruhe (D), Geel (B), Petten (NL) and Ispra (I).

    The mission of the JRC (DG Joint Research Centre) Directorate G for Nuclear Safety and Security is the implementation of the JRC Euratom Research and Training Programme, the JRC Nuclear Strategy and the maintenance and dissemination of nuclear competences in Europe to serve both ''nuclear'' and ''non-nuclear'' EU Member States. She manages an annual budget (excl. staff cost) of around 40 M€ and 320 staff distributed over 4 sites.

  • Joo-ho Whang

    Joo-ho Whang

    Joo-ho Whang is currently the CEO of the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., and the President of the Korean Chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Before his appointment to the current position in August 2022, Dr. Whang served as the Vice-President of Kyung Hee University in Korea and was a Professor of Nuclear Engineering from 1991 to 2021. From 2016 to 2017, he was the President of the Korean Nuclear Society, and from 2010 to 2013, the President of the Korea Institute of Energy Research. In addition, he served as the Nuclear Program Coordinator at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning from 1999 to 2001. He was a Senior Researcher at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute from 1986 to 1991. He received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1986, his M.S. in Medical Physics from the same institute in 1984, and his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Seoul National University in 1982.


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