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Overview of FDS Team


Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology (INEST), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was founded in September 2011 based on the advanced nuclear energy research team, i.e. FDS Team. INEST is a professional institute focusing on basic research of nuclear energy safety and a supporting institution of Key Laboratory of Neutronics and Radiation Safety , CAS and Anhui Provincial Technical Support Center for Nuclear Emergency. It is also an independent nuclear safety assessment and evaluation center with the aim of promoting the sustainable development of nuclear science and technology.

The research areas of INEST•FDS Team include Neutronics and Criticality Safety, Nuclear Materials and Component Safety, Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics and Accident, Nuclear System Operation and Control Technology, Radiation Protection and Environment Impact, Nuclear Software and Simulation, Reliability and Probabilistic Safety, Nuclear Technology Application, Nuclear Energy Chemistry Safety, as well as Nuclear Emergency and Culture etc.

There are nearly 500 members in INEST•FDS Team, 80% of the staff have a Ph.D degree. More than 200 domestic and international projects are being undertaken, including National High Technology Research and Development Program of China, National Basic Research Program of China, Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) related domestic project, National Natural Science Foundation, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) cooperation projects, etc. More than 1000 papers have been published, seven of which were selected as “highly cited paper (last 10 years)” according to the “Essential Science Indicators (ESI)”.