YTERA – Ydintekniikan ja radiokemian tohtoriohjelma

Doctoral Programme for Nuclear Engineering and Radiochemistry

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Academy of Finland has granted funding for a new Doctoral Programme for Nuclear Engineering and Radiochemistry, YTERA, during 2012-2015. Since the utilisation of nuclear energy will considerably increase in Finland, the purpose of the programme is to educate researchers and experts for the need of universities, industry and authorities.

The programme is coordinated by Aalto University and it is carried out in partnership with the University of Helsinki and Lappeenranta University of Technology. The programme involves close collaboration with Finnish research bodies (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland), industry (Fennovoima, Fortum, Posiva, TVO), and authorities (Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority) that deal with nuclear energy generation.


Defence of dissertation by Tuomas Viitanen, 8 May 2015

Tuomas Viitanen, M.Sc. (Tech.), will defend the dissertation “Development of a stochastic temperature treatment method for Monte Carlo neutron tracking” on 8 May 2015 at 1 pm in lecture hall E, Otakaari 1, Espoo. In the dissertation a method for taking the effects of thermal motion into account on-the-fly during Monte Carlo neutron tracking calculation has been developed. The method significantly facilitates the modelling of temperature distributions, and consequently reduces temperature-related uncertainties in reactor physics analysis.¬†More info and the electronic dissertation available from this link.

The fourth annual seminar to be held at Haikko Manor, Porvoo, May 18-19, 2015

The fourth annual seminar of YTERA doctoral programme will be held at Haikko Manor in Porvoo on May 18-19, 2015. Invitations have been sent to the YTERA mailing list on April 15th. Deadline for registrations is April 28th. Please contact the coordinator if you have not received the information and would like to participate.