EDF Energy has an R&D centre in the UK with around 50 researchers in situ. The centre is an integral part of the EDF Group R&D network and works across the whole value chain of electricity; successfully leading on millions of pounds worth of international projects. It is a centre of expertise for the group benefiting from the UK's strong experience in a number of topics including Offshore Wind, Intermittency or Smart Grids and works across all EDF Energy specialisms including Nuclear, CCS, Energy Efficiency, Smart Meters, Electric Vehicles, and Digital Futures.
The R&D Centre works in partnership with a number of universities across the UK to sponsor post-graduate research projects. Information will be provided here on EDF Energy sponsored research opportunities when they arise.
The CDT does not specify the degree subject, but for our research topic a degree in Mechanical Engineering or Physics would be appropriate at 2:1 level or above.
The ICO Nuclear CDT is an EPSRC sponsored joint Centre for Doctoral Training between Imperial College London, University of Cambridge and The Open University.
Nuclear Engineering is an exciting field which needs a new generation of future leaders. Our CDT programme will provide you with a firm footing in the industry, with a solid academic training programme, as well as providing new innovation and research new technologies to maintain capability, explore new opportunities for growth and expansion of the global nuclear landscape.
More and more people regard nuclear power as the best way to generate electricity in a manner that is safe, secure, sustainable and environmentally-friendly. In the UK, new build of Generation III reactors is imminent, plans for a new generation of small reactors are moving forward, and safe geological disposal of a diverse nuclear waste inventory is being demonstrated and implemented.