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EPSRC Reference: EP/S022295/1
Title: EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy- GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)
Principal Investigator: Heath, Professor SL
Other Investigators:
Boxall, Professor C Hanson, Professor BC Patterson, Professor EA
Hyatt, Professor N
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
AWE EDF Henry Royce Institute
Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd Jacobs UK Limited National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)
National Physical Laboratory National Tsing Hua University Nu Generation
Nuclear Decomissioning Authority Oak Ridge National Laboratory Rolls-Royce Plc (UK)
UK Atomic Energy Authority Wood Nuclear
Department: Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Eng
Organisation: University of Manchester, The
Scheme: Centre for Doctoral Training
Starts: 01 April 2019 Ends: 30 September 2027 Value (£): 6,347,209
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy - Nuclear
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
07 Nov 2018 EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training Interview Panel R – November 2018 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This is currently one of the most exciting and dynamic periods for UK nuclear science & engineering since the 1950s. Inter alia, both new reactor build (essential to meet climate change targets) and the decommissioning of the UK's legacy nuclear sites (a 120 year, £121 bn programme) are driving forward, BEIS are investing heavily in the new national nuclear innovation programme and the sector deal for the industry has just been published. The already acute need for skilled nuclear scientists and engineers is therefore increasing and will continue to do so into the long term. To address these needs we propose a CDT in Nuclear Energy (GREEN), a partnership between 5 of the UK's leading nuclear universities and 12 industry partners, addressing EPSRC priority area 19: Nuclear Fission & Fusion for Energy. Evolving from the very successful Next Generation Nuclear (NGN) CDT, GREEN will deliver comprehensive doctoral training across the whole fission fuel cycle as well as in allied areas of fusion. Inspired by changes in external drivers and feedback from alumni, employers and funders, GREEN will offer both academically- and industrially- based research pathways, linked to enhanced employability training. We will further widen our already strong industry engagement by inclusion of new external partners, and align closely with other national and international activities, including other proposed CDTs. Experience from NGN suggests we will be able to leverage EPSRC support to give a typical cohort size of 15-20 students. Remarkably, using the leverage of 40 studentships from EPSRC, GREEN has already secured a further 47 studentships from Industry and Academia, ensuring a minimum number of 87 students in the GREEN CDT.
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