Rolls-Royce Nuclear UTC

Welcome to the Rolls-Royce Nuclear University Technology Centre

The Imperial Nuclear UTC is unique in its breadth addressing nuclear engineering research of relevance to Rolls-Royce which includes:

Main Themes

Materials Performance and Aging

Project TitleResearcherSupervisor(s)Status
Combined Peridynamics and Finite Element Crystal Plasticity Modelling of the Oxidation of Zirconium Alloys Susannah Lea Dr Mark Wenman Current
  Josh Langcaster Dr Mark Wenman Current
 

Cyclic loading and Delayed Hydride
Cracking in Zr-alloys

 Luca Reali  

Dr Mark Wenman/ Dr Daniel Balint

Past
 

Understanding the role of hydrogen-dislocation interactions in the corrosion and hydrogen uptake of irradiated zirconium fuel cladding alloys

Jana Smutna  

Dr Mark Wenman

Past
 
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Micromechanics

Project TitleResearcherSupervisor(s)Status
A Microstructurally Informed Structural Integrity Analysis of Austenitic Alloys Chris Bilsland Dr Ben Britton Current
 
Ruth Birch Dr Ben Britton Current
 

Fundamental Mechanisms of Galling and Wear in the PWR Environment to Instruct Alloy Design

Sam Rogers Prof David Dye Current
Modelling Delayed Hydride Cracking and Crack Growth in Zirconium Cladding
Daniel Long Prof Fionn Dunne Current
  Tom Porter Prof Fionn Dunne Current
  Ajit Bastola Prof Daniele Dini Current
 
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Reactor Physics/Reactor Shielding

Project TitleResearchesSupervisors
 

 

 John Ferguson  

Dr Matthew Eaton

 

 

 

Travis Gordon

 

Dr Matthew Eaton

  Jack Trainor Dr Matthew Eaton
 
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Structural Integrity

Project TitleResearcherSupervisor(s)Status
   Dr Fabian Sorce  

Dr Catrin Davies

Current
 
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Thermal Hydraulics

Project TitleResearcherSupervisor(s)Status
   Dr Yu Duan   

Dr Matthew Eaton

Current
 

 

 

Dr Ji Soo Ahn

 

Dr Matthew Eaton

Current
  Travis Gordon  Dr Matthew Eaton Current
  John Ferguson Dr Matthew Eaton Past
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