The 9th ENEN PhD Prize & Event took place in the framework of the International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP) 2015 in Nice, France, 5-6 May 2015.
The 3 Winners of the ENEN PhD Event & Prize 2015 were:
Elisa CAPELLI, “Thermodynamic characterization of the Molten Salt Reactor fuel”, JRC ITU/TU Delft, Germany/The Netherlands.
Alessandro MARINO, “A mass transfer correlation for packed bed of lead oxide spheres in flowing lead-bismuth eutectic at high Peclet numbers”, SCKCEN/Vrije Univ. Brussels, Belgium.
Christopher COOLING, “A Summary of The Development of Point Kinetics Model for the Simulation of the Medical Isotope Reactor”, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
These 3 (three) awarded researchers are granted to attend to an international conference with support of the ENEN Association up to 1000 Euro (conference fee, travel, accommodation and expenses - upon receipt of justification documents) and hereby encouraged to present the result of his/her research work.
The following 12 Finalists were selected among all the received applications, to present their research works in the Event:
- Christopher Cooling, “A Summary of The Development of Point Kinetics Model for the Simulation of the Medical Isotope Reactor”, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
- Luca Fiorito, “Fission yield correlation generation and impact on nuclear problems”, SCKCEN, Belgium.
- Alberto Sartori, “Reduced Order Methods: Applications to Reactor Core Spatial Dynamics”, CIRTEN, Italy.
- Xavier Boulnat, “Fast high-temperature consolidation: a novel way to understand and model the microstructure of nano-reinforced ferritic steels”, CEA-INSTN, France.
- Juan Hughet Garcia, “In-situ and ex-situ characterization of ion-irradiation effects on third generation SiC fibers”, CEA-INSTN, France.
- Luca Messina, “Multiscale modeling of radiation-induced embrittlement in reactor pressure vessel steels”, KTH, Sweden.
- Alessandro Marino, “A mass transfer correlation for packed bed of lead oxide spheres in flowing lead-bismuth eutectic at high Peclet numbers”, SCKCEN/Vrije Univ. Brussels, Belgium.
- Maxime Guyot, “Toward an improved methodology to simulate the initiating phase of a severe accident in a Sodium fast reactor”, CEA-INSTN, France.
- Petr Grigoriev, “Multi-scale modelling approach for assessment of hydrogen retention in tungsten as plasma facing material”, SCKCEN, Belgium.
- Elisa Capelli, “Thermodynamic characterization of the Molten Salt Reactor fuel”, JRC ITU/TU Delft, Germany/The Netherlands.
- Jerome De Ridder, “Simulation and analysis of fluid-elastic instabilities of a single rod in axial flow”, SCKCEN/Ghent Univ., Belgium.
- Francesco Vitillo, “An innovative Sodium-gas compact heat exchanger of enhanced compactness for Astrid gas power conversion system”, CEA-INSTN, France.
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The three winners were selected from the 12 finalists according to the evaluation of the Jury based on their presentations and the work delivered within the application and the conference.
This year's event was highly remarkable because of the friendly and competitive spirit of the participants where the questions between the participants raised the interest and admiration for each others' work.
With this activity, ENEN aims to promote the research work of PhD students, in particular experimental works. 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.