Proposed PhD Topics
Proposed PhD Topics
JSI is looking for a PhD student to strengthen their research team in the field of computational structural mechanics, structural integrity and ageing of nuclear materials. The research team is specialized in the development of multiscale computational simulation tools for polycrystalline metallic alloys. The research focuses on the explicit modelling and simulations of ageing effects at the level of microstructure to improve the understanding of local cracking conditions.
Using statistical analysis of the simulation results, the goal is to identify critical parameters affecting the material integrity. The PhD research topic will be along these directions.
- Type : Full-time, 4 year PhD position (Young Researcher)
- Domain : Computational Structural Mechanics & Nuclear Materials
- Country : Slovenia
- Organisation : Jozef Stefan Institute
The position is funded by the Slovenian Research Agency within the Young researchers program.
The PhD student will work at the Reactor Engineering Division at the Jožef Stefan Institute under the supervision of dr. Samir El Shawish.
JSI is looking for a candidate with a master’s degree in physics or similar field with good programming skills.
Experience with finite element modelling is beneficial but not required. JSI expects a high level of motivation and diligence from the candidate, and they offer the possibility of conducting top scientific research and an excellent starting point for the development of a scientific career. The PhD student will be provided with a creative and stimulating research environment, access to a high-performance computing cluster and enabled training abroad.
Application deadline: June 30, 2021 – send your CV & Motivation Letter to email@example.com.
The PDF proposal can be downloaded from HERE
Available PhD topics at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre
Within the Institute for Advanced Nuclear Systems:
- Nuclear magnetic resonance and radiotracing of radioactive Li-8 to study diffusion of different Li+ species in solid electrolytes
- On-line optimization of ISOL@MYRRHA performance through an intelligent and automated control system
- Quantitative Assessment of Corrosion Products Release Rate in Liquid LBE
- Ultrasound detection of Impurity Particles in Liquid LBE
Within the Institute for Environment, Health and Safety:
- Advancement of personal neutron dosimetry by establishment of flexible reference simulated neutron workplace fields and computational neutron dosimetry
- Copper-based materials as potential antimicrobials for spaceflight activities
- Development of 3D models to study cardiac ageing in space
- Elucidation of neurological risks and associated pathways after early-life cranial radiotherapy making use of a novel preclinical model
- Establishing a framework for dosimetry in ultra-short pulsed high dose rate “FLASH” electron radiations
- Evolution of microstructure, mineralogy and mechanical properties of metakaolin-based geopolymer under irradiation at early ages
- Impact on changing soil conditions following inundation on radionuclide and heavy metal (re)mobilization and the interplay with the soil microbiome
- Influence of redox conditions and organic matter on the partitioning and mobility of naturally occurring radionuclides (NOR‘s) in geothermal systems
- Integromics – Towards integration of big biomolecular data to enable systems biology
- Investigation of the effect of the pore fluid chemistry on the hydro-mechanical behavior of Boom Clay (C-H-M coupling behavior of Boom Clay)
- Long-term consequences of exposure to nuclear accident relevant radionuclides in Lemna minor from (epi)genetic to community level effects.
- Modelling of the dose-response for nephrotoxicity in preclinical targeted radionuclide therapy with 161Tb and 177Lu radiolabeled peptides
- Modelling of tumor control probability in preclinical targeted radionuclide therapy
- Multi-scale study of delayed ettringite formation in concrete
- Radiation-induced proneural-mesenchymal transition in glioblastoma: how does it work and how can it be prevented?
- Social dimensions of environmental management
- Studying the long-term effects of the nuclear Chernobyl accident on a radiosensitive plant, Pinus sylvestris, using a multi-level-omics approach
- Synergetic influence of leaching and alkali-silica reaction on the properties of cemented waste-forms containing high nitrate content
- Three Dimensional Flow-field Reconstruction using LIDAR Measurements for Near-Range Atmospheric Dispersion
Within the Institute for Nuclear Materials Science:
- Assessment of low irradiation temperature effects on hardening and embrittlement of reactor materials using destructive and non-destructive damage evaluation techniques
- Designing metal oxide-based stationary phases for the separation of 225Ac and 213Bi for biomedical applications
- Development of a new extraction system for selective americium separation from spent nuclear fuels
- Development of chelators for Ac-225 based radiopharmaceuticals
- Fatigue damage in fusion and GEN IV reactor steels: FEM modelling and experimental study
- 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
- Medical radioisotope supply chain design for security: efficiency, alignment and speed
- Thermal Conductivity evolution of MTR fuels with burnup accumulation
- Uranium speciation and corrosion mechanisms in nuclear fuel materials
- Domain : Nuclear Science and Technology
- Country : Belgium
- Organisation : SCK CEN
Deadline for applications: March 31, 2021
First step: selection based on application file: April 30, 2021
Second step: oral presentation on the research topic: May 19, 20 and 21, 2021
Notification final result (the latest): June 30, 2021
Standard start date (earliest): October 1, 2021
More info HERE
Phd positions for nuclear chemist/chemist
Information about the division and the research
Chalmers University of Technology’s Department of Chemistry has about 300 employees which are working within four research divisions and one administrative unit.
The division of Energy and Materials hosts the research group of Nuclear Chemistry / Industrial Materials Recycling comprising 8 senior scientists as well as 11 PhD students and postdocs, headed by two professors in Nuclear Chemistry and Industrial Materials Recycling. The research group is highly international and has a wide international network.
Besides the research on material interactions in reactors at elevated temperatures, the group is specialized in aqueous chemistry and solvent extraction used for both recycling of materials and nuclear applications.
In the field of nuclear chemistry, there are four major research areas: 1) novel nuclear fuels for the generation IV nuclear power systems, 2) radionuclide release from severe nuclear accidents, 3) partitioning and transmutation of spent fuel, and 4) final repository of radioactive waste. The nuclear chemistry research facilities are unique for an university in Europe, with a dedicated alpha laboratory for nuclear fuel research and a gamma lab with “hot cell” and irradiation source. In addition, there are several radiochemistry laboratories for trace-level work.
More information about the groups can be found on the webpage: https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/chem/research/energymaterials/Pages/default.aspx
- Type : Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.
- Domain : Nuclear Chemistry
- Country : Sweden
- Organisation : CHALMERS University of Technology
The full proposals can be found here:
PhD student position in High temperature material degradation in LEAD/BISMUTH eutectic melts, https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=9117&rmlang=UK
PhD student position in Radiolysis and nuclear fuel dissolution, https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=9116&rmlang=UK
PhD student position in Tellurium interactions with organics, https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=9115&rmlang=UK
Application deadline: 25 February, 2021