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EPSRC Reference: EP/P001645/1
Title: Advanced Nuclear Materials
Principal Investigator: Roberts, Professor S
Other Investigators:
Fitzgerald, Dr S Armstrong, Dr D Lozano-Perez, Professor S
Bagot, Dr PAJ Moody, Dr M P Grovenor, Professor C
Wilkinson, Professor AJ Tarleton, Dr E Grant, Professor P
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Amec Foster Wheeler UK Culham Centre for Fusion Energy EDF Energy
Fermilab Julich Research Centre Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
National Nuclear Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory Queen's University Canada
Rolls-Royce Plc Shimane University University of Huddersfield
University of Manchester, The University of Michigan
Department: Materials
Organisation: University of Oxford
Scheme: Platform Grants
Starts: 12 October 2016 Ends: 11 October 2020 Value (£): 1,415,296
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy - Nuclear Fusion
Materials Characterisation Materials Processing
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
24 May 2016 Platform Grant Interviews - 24 and 25 May 2016 (Engineering) Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
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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