2020 MCNP/MCNPX-PoliMi Workshop

The Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification is hosting an MCNP/MCNPX-PoliMi Training Workshop online,  May 5 – 7, 2020.

Prof. Brian Kiedrowski
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Dr. Shaun D. Clarke
Associate Research Scientist, University of Michigan

This workshop will occur online with instructors teaching remotely.

Participants will receive a link to the URL hosting the workshop in the weeks leading up to our event.

This three-day workshop will instruct users in the MCNP and MCNPX-PoliMi codes. Day 1 will cover the basics of MCNP simulations; days 2 and 3 will focus on applications of MCNPX-PoliMi. Full Workshop registration fees are $150; a reduced rate of $75 is available for student attendees.

Register for the workshop now by using this weblink.

Day 1:

  • What is Monte Carlo radiation transport and MCNP?
  • Geometry: surface and cell specifications
  • Material and basic source definitions
  • Running MCNP and tips and tricks

Days 2 and 3:

  • MCNPX-PoliMi introduction
  • MCNPX-PoliMi source capabilities, including new models of fission
  • Spontaneous and neutron/gamma induced fission
  • Alpha-n sources
  • Combined sources such as MOX fuel
  • Detector-response simulations with the MPPost code
  • Organic scintillator (e.g., liquids and plastic)
  • Capture detectors (e.g., He-3)
  • Inorganic scintillators (e.g., NaI)
  • Special detectors (capture-gated)
  • Simulations of time-of-flight experiments
  • Simulations of multiplicity experiments

Register by April 10, 2020 for the workshop now by using this weblink.


Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops with the PoliMi codes installed to run examples shown by the instructors. Computer equipment is not provided. 


Please visit the following website for details to obtain your MCNP and MCNPX-PoliMi licenses. 

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]