PhD E&P Year 2022

The 16th ENEN PhD Prize & Event took place in the framework of the 10th edition of the Euratom research and training conferences on fission safety of reactor systems (FISA 2022) and radioactive waste management (EURADWASTE ’22), organised by the French Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Commission, which was held on Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June 2022 in Lyon, France.

The 3 Winners of the ENEN PhD Event & Prize 2022 are:

> Lubomír Bureš, “Fundamental study on microlayer dynamics in nucleate boiling ”

> Chloé Cherpin, “Measurement of the zeta potentials of corrosion products for their modelling in the primary circuit of PWRs in the OSCAR code”

> Nicoló Abrate, ” An innovative eigenvalue formulation of the neutron transport problem for reactor design and control”

The three winners were selected from the finalists according to the evaluation of the Jury based on their presentations and the work delivered within the application and the conference.

The following Finalists were selected among all the received applications, to present their research works in the Event:

> Gabriel Pedroche, “E-lite 360º neutronics model of the ITER tokamak”

> Jaén Ocádiz Flores, “Using the Quasi-chemical formalism beyond the phase diagram: density and viscosity models for molten salt fuel systems”

> Andrea Di Ronco,”Multiphysics simulation of next generation nuclear reactors: extension to fission product transport modelling”

> Javier Alguacil, “Propagation of statistical uncertainty in mesh-based R2S calculations”

> Manon DELARUE, “Photofission technique coupled to high-resolution gamma spectroscopy for the characterization of large concrete radioactive waste packages”

> Alessio Magni, “MOX-fuelled pins for fast reactor conditions: Modelling advancements and assessment”

> Chengming SHANG, “Implications of recently derived thermodynamic data for (Mg/Ca)nUO2(CO3)3(4-2n)- complexes on the predominance of the Mg-Ca-U(VI)-OH-CO3 systems, and application to natural waters.”

> Simone Siriano, “Numerical simulation of MHD flows in breeding blanket and plasma-facing components”

> Norma Maria PEREIRA MACHADO, “Rheological study of nuclear glass melts containing Platinum Group Metal aggregates”

> Didier BATHELLIER, “Properties of (U,Pu)O2 mixed-oxide fuels”

This year event was highly remarkable because of the friendly and competitive spirit of the participants where the questions between the fellow finalists raised the interest and admiration for each others’ work.

With this activity, ENEN aims to promote the research work of PhD students. In order to set up a bridge between PhD students and professionals in the nuclear field. The ENEN PhD Events are co-sponsored by the European Nuclear Education Network Association (ENEN), the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), and the organizer of the international conference.