The mission of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Fission - Next Generation Nuclear is to develop future research leaders to support the UK’s strategic nuclear programmes including nuclear legacy clean-up, new build power stations and, defence and security.This centre has been set up in partnership with four other universities including Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool and Sheffield and we work with all the UK’s major industrial and regulatory bodies including Amec, Areva, AWE, EDF, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the National Nuclear Laboratory, Rolls-Royce, and Sellafield Ltd.
NGN aims to develop and deliver the research and skills required to address key challenges in the field of nuclear energy across the entire fuel cycle.
Examples of project topics would include:
• Process optimisation of mediated electrochemical oxidation for the destruction of waste organics
• Erosion & mobilisation of highly active simulant suspensions with impinging vertical jets
• Polymer solutions for the mobilization and immobilization of heavy particles
• Continuous extraction in a Coflore-ATR Contactor
Please note: you do not have to apply for a specific project straight away. You can apply for a place on the CDT Next Generation Nuclear programme at the University of Leeds and discuss project opportunities with the supervisors at a later date.
You are required to have attained a 1st class or upper 2nd class undergraduate degree.
To be eligible for a studentship, you must either be a U.K. citizen or a European Union national who has been resident in the U.K. for at least 3 years prior to starting the course.
The NGN Centre welcomes applications from international students however this particular programme is funded by the Research Council which means we have limited funding opportunities for overseas students.
A full standard studentship consists of academic fees, together with a maintenance grant paid at standard Research Council rates and a Research Training Support Grant.
Generally, UK students will be eligible for a full award and other European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying academic fees and Research Training Support Grant only, except in cases where residency in the UK has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the programme of study.
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