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A cross-discipline collaboration

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The collaboration between Imperial College in London, University of Cambridge and the Open University (ICO) for doctoral training in nuclear energy will provide students with a world-class background in nuclear technology with funding from EPSRC and industrial partners.

For more information about the ICO Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy please click here

CDT Students on Public Engagement

Our CDT students accompanied by some CNEC PhD students spent a day learning about public engagement. The day was a great foundation for the groups participation in the Cambridge Science Festival on Saturday 12th March 2016. The students anticipate producing a number of exciting experiments for the public and to share their views on the role of nuclear energy in our future.

Syed Alam, a second-year PhD student at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, has won the NURETH-16 Best Technical Poster Award. Syed's paper entitled “Hot Channel Analysis of a 333 MWth Civil Nuclear Marine Core Using the COBRA-EN Code” was co-authored with Dr Ben Lindley, a former PhD student at the Department of Engineering, and his supervisor Dr Geoff Parks. Syed was awarded his prize at the 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics in Chicago in the first week of September 2015.

The 2014 ICO CDT cohort visited Romania to witness a pulse at the TRIGA ACPR core from ICN Pitesti. Everyone agreed it was an amazing experience. Click the READ MORE comment below for a link to Dropbox to view the video.

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Cambridge hosted the 3rd Research Coordination Meeting for the International Atomic Energy Agency's Coordinated Research Project on "Near Term and Promising Long Term Options for Deployment of Thorium Energy Systems" from 1st to 4th September 2015. Thirteen international experts on thorium energy systems, including Dr Geoff Parks and Dr Eugene Shwageraus from the Cambridge Nuclear Energy Centre, met at Jesus College last week to share updates on their latest research and to plan the details of a proposed IAEA Technical Document on "Options for Deployment of Thorium Based Nuclear Energy in Thermal and Fast Reactors".