Dr. C.H.M. Broeders, retired from Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

Less serious impression from nice conference dinner in Grenoble

Special service at IAEA ADS CRP Meeting at ENEA Rome Nov 2007

Some typical pictures from the Rheinauen near Karlsruhe

Professional background:

Electrotechnical engineer (Ing) Higher Technological School St-Virgilius Breda, 1962, Electrotechnical engineer (Ir) Technological University of Eindhoven 1968 (link to Diploma work). , PhD in nuclear engineering (Dr) University of Karlsruhe 1992 (link to PhD work).

Member of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK) /
Institut fuer Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik (INR) since 1969,
FZK / Institut fuer Reaktorsicherheit (IRS) since 2000.
Head of Section Neutron Physics and Reactor Dynamics (NR) of IRS February 2003 untill retirement March, 2007.

Main areas of interest:

nuclear reactor physics, reactor code development and validation, nuclear data libraries, reactor design, reactor dynamics, spallation target physics., multi-physics codes.

Experience in the areas:

fast reactor physics, tight light water reactor physics and design, physics of high performance light water reactor with coolant at super-critical thermodynamic conditions, spent LWR-fuel analysis, long term waste treatment, dynamics of sub-critical systems, physics and design of accelerator driven sub-critical systems (ADS). Coupling of nuclear physics and thermodynamic reactor codes.

He is one of the key developers of the current UNIX workstation version of the modular code system for reactor physics calculations KAPROS, created at FZK in the past 40 years. The KAPROS subsystem KARBUS is well suited for nuclear fuel burnup analysis for a wide variety of reactor configurations. The full modular concept also enabled a number of multi physics couplings with international stand-alone codes, e.g. for coupling of neutron physics, neutron kinetics and thermo hydraulic tasks (more about KAPROS).

He participated in the 4. EC framework program IABAT. He was involved in the 5. EC framework programs MUSE, HPLWR, PDS-XADS and MEGAPIE-TEST, as well as in the bilateral projects MEGAPIE and TRADE. He is involved in the 6. EC framework program Integrated Project EUROTRANS domains DESIGN, ECATS and NUDATRA

Since his first visits to Russia in 1996, he is actively supporting (some detailed information) the initial incentives of the International Scientific Technology Center ISTC in Moscow (
A password protected ISTC information exchange area is provided at the bottom of this page.

More information on professional activities may be found on

For more information about my favorite area Rheinauen see An interesting document about international Rheinauen support in german/french language is pdf-file taken from