Opportunities, Proposed PhD Topics

PhD positions at SCK CEN

SCK CEN is welcoming PhD Applications until MARCH 23, 2022

Fields are diverse: nuclear technology, materials, radiation protection, waste & disposal, decommissioning, etc…

The list of available topics:

  • 161Tb-labeled radiopharmaceuticals targeting mucin receptors for treatment of pancreatic cancer
  • Advancement of personal neutron dosimetry by establishment of flexible reference simulated neutron workplace fields and computational neutron dosimetry
  • Assessment of out-of-field doses in proton therapy with variation of clinical parameters
  • Deep learning for 3D porous media reconstruction of clay and cement-based materials
  • Development of a Numerical Multi-Physics Method to Analyze the Vibration Characteristics of Rotating Components in Liquid Metal
  • Development of a thorium based target for the production and release of Ac225 at the ISOL facility of MYRRHA
  • Development of fast and sensitive methods for radiotoxicological and biodistribution studies/analyses of radionuclides used in medical applications (e.g. 225Ac)
  • Development of new ligands for selective separation of americium
  • Development of TRNT radiopharmaceuticals targeting Hsp90
  • Evolution of transport, microstructural and hygro-mechanical properties of cementitious materials subjected to coupled chemical degradation via a multiscale approach
  • Experimental analysis of nuclear fuel depletion : method development, validation and uncertainty assessment
  • Fecal microbiotal transplantation as a method for improving the outcomes of the dual radio- and immunotherapies within a colorectal cancer mouse model
  • Finite element investigations of loading rate and crack configuration effects to extract fracture toughness from the Charpy impact test
  • Formation mechanisms of nanovoid and nanobubble superlattices in fissile materials
  • Functional characterization of D630023F18Rik in the DNA damage response and brain development
  • HERMMES – Hadron Energy Resolved Measurement using Magnetic Electron Separation
  • Impact of carbonation on corrosion, mechanical and transport properties of blended cements
  • Improving Nuclear Fuel Microstructure Characterization By Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Scanning Electron Microscopy Data
  • Influence of redox conditions and organic matter on the partitioning and mobility of naturally occurring radionuclides (NOR‘s) in geothermal systems
  • Investigating the radioprotective mechanisms of biotic food supplements using human gut organoids-derived bioreactor
  • Machine learning for accurate and efficient uncertainty quantification in radiological waste characterization
  • Neutron Data Benchmarking at the VENUS-F zero power reactor for MYRRHA
  • Optimization of computational dosimetry of workers in dismantling and decommissioning using machine learning
  • Oxidation and corrosion mechanisms in actinide oxide systems
  • Personal online dosimetry of astronauts using computational methods
  • Photonuclear cross-section measurements for the production of medical radioisotope Actinium-225
  • Quantitative Assessment of Corrosion Products Release Rate in Liquid LBE
  • Shape controlled thorium dioxide precipitation routes
  • Fuel Materials
  • Small-scale mechanical punch testing for fusion and fission structural materials
  • Sorption of radionuclides onto C-S-H and C-A-S-H at various degradation stages
  • Super-resolved analysis of lamin-mediated DNA damage repair after high LET irradiation and its applicability to predictive modelling of individual radiation sensitivity in cancer patients
  • The role of miRNAs in regulating dose rate and plant developmental-dependent responses to gamma-irradiation in rice