Computational Assessment of Nuclear Fuel Performance for Next Generation Reactor Systems – MRes Scholarship


Computational Assessment of Nuclear Fuel Performance for Next Generation Reactor Systems

Bangor University with EDF

Project ID: BUK2E073
Annual Stipend: £11,702
Application Deadline: June 1st. 2022.

We are looking for a computer scientist, materials engineer/scientist or electronic engineering student to work on a 1 year Research Masters project with EDF, the UK’s only commercial nuclear operator and currently leading the way in new nuclear build in the UK.

The project will focus on nuclear fuel rod modelling and the student will be given access to use EDF’s in-house nuclear fuel rod safety assessment code. There is also an opportunity to work at EDF’s engineering support offices in Gloucester (subject to vetting clearances) under the supervision of the industrial supervisor.

The scope of the project will involve benchmarking EDF’s modelling code against other available fuel rod modelling codes and development of new models for future implementation. The specific focus of development work will be on the development of models that predict the microstructural evolution in irradiated nuclear fuel pellets.

For further details contact : Dr. Simon Middleburgh : or Dr Michael Rushton

To apply : please send a CV and covering letter to Simon Middleburgh and Dr Michael Rushton and cc to : Penny Dowdney : by 5p.m. on June 1st. 2022.

KESS 2 East is pan-Wales higher level skills initiative led by Bangor University on behalf of the HE sector in Wales. It is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for East Wales.

Due to ESF funding, eligibility restrictions apply to this scholarship. To be eligible, the successful candidate will need to be resident in East Wales on University registration, and must have the right to work in the region on qualification.