Welcome to the Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT-INE) is focused on research concerning the safety of nuclear waste disposal. In addition, the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and geoenergy is part of the research portfolio. The research and development work of KIT-INE is integrated into the Helmholtz programme "Nuclear Waste Management, Safety and Radiation Research" (NUSAFE) and the Helmholtz programme "Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition" (MTET). The research at KIT-INE is part of the KIT Energy Center.

The R&D work covers the following areas:


Disposal Systems / Components


Radionuclide Speciation




Download abstract template for TransRet2020 workshop here. Extended deadline: September 15, 2021!

TransRet2020 - Workshop on Processes Influencing Radionuclide Transport and Retention

Postponed to 2021 - see updated announcement for further details.

updated annoucement
Prof. Eva Schill ist zum 1. Oktober 2021 in den Council for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists (CRYS) berufen.

CRYS unterstützt das Präsidium des KIT bei der Auswahl und der Qualitätssicherung von Drittmittelanträgen sowie der Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses.

image describing Towards Net Zero
Towards Net-Zero – CO2-disposal in the Geosphere

Seminar series

March 2021, Tuesdays 5 p.m.

LookKIT article: "Die 1-Million-Jahre-Frage"

LookKIT magazine features INE at the 40th anniversary of the institute's foundation (Issue #2/2020, p. 58 ff., July 2020)