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Reference Number EP/P001645/1
Title Advanced Nuclear Materials
Status Completed
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 50%;
NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fusion) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr D Armstrong
No email address given
Materials
University of Oxford
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 12 October 2016
End Date 11 April 2021
Duration 54 months
Total Grant Value £1,415,296
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South East
Programme NC : Physical Sciences
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr D Armstrong , Materials, University of Oxford (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Dr AJ Wilkinson , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Professor P Grant , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Professor C Grovenor , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr PAJ Bagot , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr M P Moody , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr S Lozano-Perez , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr E Tarleton , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr S Fitzgerald , Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , EURATOM/CCFE (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Manchester (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Nuclear Laboratory (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Huddersfield (0.000%)
Project Contact , Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany) (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Michigan, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Foster Wheeler (0.000%)
Project Contact , Queen's University, Canada (0.000%)
Project Contact , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shimane University, Japan (0.000%)
Project Contact , Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract This proposal aims to maintain and expand the research impact of an internationally-leading team working on advanced structural materials for applications in nuclear fission and fusion reactors. The funding will enable us to support early-career postdoctoral researchers (ECRs) in a flexible manner tailored to their individual career trajectories, by providing job security, mentorship, opportunities for new skills acquisition and CPD training, and will facilitate their developing their own research ideas. Their training and scientific outputs will contribute to the resurgence of UK fission reactor programmes and the UK's internationally leading role in fusion science and technology. It will be a key factor in maintaining the integrity of the multi-skilled Oxford nuclear materials research team, and in developing the careers of its ECRs, and in reinforcing its position as an attractive environment for research, attracting and supporting new talent. The Platform Grant will also provide resources for the team to explore ambitious and novel research avenues, underpinning applications (from UK and international sources) for larger-scale funding to enhance the international position of the UK in nuclear research.
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