Nuclear Energy Futures: EPSRC Sponsored Centre for Doctoral Training

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures launched in 2019 and will train help the next generation of PhD students in nuclear science, technology and engineering.

The CDT is led by Imperial College London and unites Bangor University with partners from across the UK. The consortium comprises: Bangor University, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and The Open University.

We are currently inviting applications for four-year fully-funded PhD studentships, starting in October 2019 these may be at Bangor University or one of the other CDT partners.

This page provides information specific to the PhDs that will take place at Bangor University

Find out more...

  • More information (including how to apply) is available from the main CDT web page.
  • For enquiries relating to the CDT at Bangor please contact Dr. Michael Rushton.

Current CDT PhD Opportunities at Bangor

Below is a list of CDT PhD studentships at Bangor University to start in October 2019. The full list of PhDs available through the CDT, including our partners, can be found here.

If you have any enquiries about a specific project please contact the listed supervisor directly. The closing date for applications is August 5th 2019. We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date when all vacancies for 2019 are filled.

PhD Projects

Title: Complex grain boundary behaviour in nuclear fuel cladding

Description: A nuclear reactor’s coolant chemistry has a significant effect on the overall corrosion behaviour of nuclear fuel cladding materials within a reactor. Efficient optimization of nuclear fuel alloys and coolant chemistries can be significantly aided by gaining a mechanistic understanding of the corrosion mechanisms. This project will combine a cutting edge atomic scale modelling methodology with targeted experiments to advance the field. The project will be highly industrially focused with the successful candidate being expected to present within a number of international consortia.

Institution: Bangor University

Supervisor(s): Dr Simon Middleburgh (BU), Dr Michael Rushton (BU) and Dr Aidan Cole-Baker (Wood Plc)

Sponsor(s): EPSRC and Wood Plc