There are approximately 500 nuclear power reactors in operation worldwide with capacity to produce 375 GWe, 28 reactors are under construction and a large number are in different stages of planning and designing.
A collaboration between industry and academia to develop new nano-indentation based testing methods to improve safety of sample transport and testing by radically reducing the volume of radioactive material, for safer structural health monitoring and life extension of nuclear plant.
This project is only available to UK applicants. Applicants must be able to start in early 2019 for funding reasons. The EngD is an alternative to a traditional PhD aimed at students wanting a career in industry.
“Exploring new, effective, efficient and low cost electrochemical based methods, to treat problem waste streams contaminated with plutonium and actinides, from concept through to laboratory scale process demonstration.”.