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Investigating the effects of stress on the corrosion of metallic uranium
- Supervising organisations: University of Bristol and Sellafield.
- This project is funded by the EPSRC for tuition fees, stipend (standard UKRI rate), and a research training and support grant subject to eligibility.
- Start date: September 2023
Supported by Sellafield Ltd., this exciting and fully funded PhD studentship will seek to extend the successful work previously undertaken at the University of Bristol to improve our understanding of the expected behaviour of irradiated uranium fuel materials in nuclear storage facilities. Specifically, the project will examine the role of stress corrosion for the uranium system, determining how it influences the behaviour and rates of degradation. In this hands-on experimental study you will be using cutting edge materials analysis techniques and laboratories available at the Interface Analysis Centre in Bristol, a leading international centre for uranium research. You will work alongside academics and industrial collaborators, with visits and trial experiments at partners sites across the UK.
This project is funded by ESPRC and Sellafield. The studentship provides funding for tuition fees, stipend (standard UKRI rate), and a research training and support grant subject to eligibility. If you are interested in applying for the position, please get in touch with Ross Springell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tom Scott (email@example.com). A formal application needs to be submitted through the University of Bristol online application portal: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/. Please choose “Physics PhD” as the course, and mention “Sellafield uranium corrosion” as the corresponding studentship advert. Your application should include a Curriculum Vitae, contact information for two potential referees and a short letter outlining your scientific interests, suitability and motivation to work on the topic.
Deadline and Further Information: This studentship will commence in September 2023. Applications will close when a suitable candidate is found. Alongside completing the online application form, applicants are required to upload a short CV. Please note, this PhD programme is only open to UK and EU students. Please get in touch with any enquiries.