Nuclear power is considered as a critically important means of energy generation throughout the world, but due to high safety standards and process regulations the cost of energy generation from nuclear fuel is much higher as compared to natural gas based energy generation systems. Advanced sensors and modeling techniques can dramatically improve the nuclear reactor safety while making the design of the nuclear plants simple.

Guided by this theme, the Symposium on Advanced Sensor and Modelling Techniques for Nuclear Reactor Safety was organized with support from the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum. The symposium was held December 15–19, 2018 at IIT Bombay, Mumbai. The symposium was inaugurated by Shri S. A. Bhardwaj, Chairman, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, and the plenary talk was delivered by Shri Gautam Biswas, Executive Director (LWR-Engg.) Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. The symposium included six keynote talks and twenty invited talks by leading experts. In addition, several posters were presented, from which eleven were selected for presentations.

Various aspects of thermal hydraulics, reactor physics and radiation detection and sensors were discussed in the context of nuclear reactor safety. A special session was organised for fostering collaborations between Indian and US institutions in area of nuclear power.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the invited speakers, delegates, sponsors, the members of the organising committee and most importantly the student volunteers and the staff of IIT Bombay for their dedicated efforts in organising this conference.

Prof. Suneet Singh
IIT Bombay

Prof. Hitesh Bindra
Kansas State University