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NOMAD related PhD topic open at SCK•CEN

One of the strategic research programs at the NMS Institute within SCK•CEN is related to radiation damage of existing reactor pressure vessel materials. The reactors of Gen-II/III are being operated worldwide in the perspective of long term operation (LTO), typically 60 years or even 80 years for the US reactors. Consequently, understanding better the post-irradiation behavior of structural materials is mandatory to ensure their adequate operation in safe conditions to supply of electricity over the coming decades. Read more about the topic here.

The minimum diploma level of the candidate needs to be Master of sciences , Master of sciences in engineering

The candidate needs to have a background in Physics , Material Science, Metallurgy

Estimated duration is 4 years

Deadline: 25 March 2020

Before applying, please consult the guidelines for application for PhD.