Research portfolio of the NEF CDT


Drawing on some of the UK's leading universities for nuclear research and innovation and input from global brands in the nuclear industry sector, our research portfolio is broad, balanced and complementary. From fission to fusion, component life extension to new technologies, and fuel design to waste management and disposal, we investigate research themes that contribute to the provision of cleaner, safe, secure and cost-effective energy generation.

The balanced research portfolio and emphasis on cohort-building produces graduates with both specialised technical knowledge and an understanding and appreciation of the diverse and interlocking needs of the global nuclear industry. Combining these mindsets is critical to nurturing future leaders.

On this page you will find data covering the current research activities of our students. You can learn more about our students at their student-run website.

Word cloud of research in the CDT

Word cloud describing the titles of PhD Research in the CDT

Research themes in the CDT, such as advanced reactors and nuclear fusion

Research themes in the CDT.

Academic backgrounds of PhD reseachers in the CDT, such as Chemistry and Physics

Academic backgrounds of our PhD researchers supported by the CDT