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Reference Number EP/S022295/1
Title EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy- GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)
Status Started
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 100%;
Research Types Training 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 90%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Dr SL Heath
No email address given
University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2019
End Date 30 September 2027
Duration 102 months
Total Grant Value £6,541,174
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region North West
Programme Non Theme Specific
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr SL Heath , Chemistry, University of Manchester (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Professor C Boxall , Engineering, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Dr NC Hyatt , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor BC Hanson , Inst of Particle Science & Engineering, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor EA Patterson , Engineering, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Nuclear Laboratory (0.000%)
Project Contact , AWE Plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sellafield Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Jacobs UK Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Henry Royce Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wood Nuclear (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nu Generation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Low Level Waste Repository Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract 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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