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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)

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Description of the legal entity

CNL is Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization. CNL is a world leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications from nuclear technology through its expertise in physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology and engineering.

Profile of staff members involved

  • Mr Hygreeva Kiran Namburi (male): Mr. Namburi has been working as research scientist in nuclear materials field, since he has obtained his Master’s degree in Advanced Material Science Engineering through Erasmus Mundus Master’s Program in 2008 from Lulea Technical University in Sweden. For the last 6 years, he was active participant in projects under European Energy Research Alliance -Joint Program on Nuclear Materials and in H2020 projects [SOTERIA, GEMMA, M4F & EUROFUSION]. His experience is in nuclear core and structural materials testing as well as characterization. Specialized in material damage analysis, material testing activities involved with long term safe operation of reactors components and to support materials research tasks in development of advanced reactors.

Relevant publications, and/or products, services

  • Jakub Krejčí, Jitka Kabátová, František Manoch, Jan Kočí, Ladislav Cvrček, Jaroslav Málek, Stanislav Krum, Pavel Šutta, Petra Bublíková, Patricie Halodová, Hygreeva Kiran Namburi, Martin Ševeček, “Development and testing of multicomponent fuel cladding with enhanced accidental performance” (2019), Nuclear Engineering and Technology, DOI: 10.1016/
  • Petra Bublíková, Patricie Halodová, Hygreeva Kiran Namburi, Jakub Krejčí, Marek Miklos, Iveta Adela P. “From Micro to Nano: Material Characterization Methods for Testing of Nuclear Core and Structural Materials” (2019),  ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci, 5(3),DOI: 10.1115/1.4043462
  • Stefan Holmström, Matthias Bruchhausen, Karl-Fredrik Nilsson, Rami Pohja, Eberhard Altstadt, Marta Serrano, Vasile RADU, Carlo Cristalli, Jarir Aktaa, Hygreeva Namburi, Remi Delville, Arnaud Courcelle, “Test methodologies for determining high temperature material properties of thin walled tubes” (2017), Publications Office of the European Union, JRC Science Hub, DOI: 10.2760/702821
  • Hygreeva Kiran Namburi, Luca Ottazzi, Michal Chocholoušek, Jakub Krejci, Petra Gavelova, Gulielmo Lomonaco, “Study hydrogen embrittlement and determination of E110 fuel cladding mechanical properties by ring compression testing” (2018), Materials Science and Engineering 461:012059, DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/461/1/012059
  • Anna Hojná, Jan Duchon, Patricie Halodova, Hygreeva Kiran Namburi, “Effect of Strain Rate and High Temperature Water on Deformation Structure of VVER Neutron Irradiated Core Internals Steel” (2017), 18th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67244-1_35
  • Hygreeva Kiran Namburi,  Stephane Valance, J. Bertsch, “Delayed Hydride Cracking in Zircaloy-2 Fuel Cladding Tubes” (2012), Topfuel 2012

Relevant previous projects or activities


Significant infrastructure and/or any major items of technical equipment

  • High Temperature Nano-indentation
  • HR-TEM
  • Small scale Mechanical testing

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