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 Otto Asunta, 6 March 2015

Otto Asunta, M.Sc. (Tech.), defended the dissertation “Fast Ions in Fusion Plasmas – Towards Numerical Tokamaks” on 6 March 2015 at Aalto/SCI. In his thesis, the numerical models for simulating the behaviour of fast ions in current and future fusion devices were developed and utilized. In addition, these models were integrated into two broader suites of numerical tools that aim at extensive modelling of a fusion plasma. 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. You are advised to make a calendar reservation for it already now. More information will be distributed in due time.

If interested in giving a presentation at the seminar, please contact the coordinator of YTERA.

Positions filled for finalizing the doctoral thesis

Open positions for finalizing the doctoral thesis in YTERA were announced in December 2014. These positions were exclusively meant for YTERA associate members working at other organizations but universities and close to graduation.

The steering group of YTERA received four applications for the positions. After a thorough evaluation all applicants were found well eligible for this pilot financing plan. The steering group decided to make an offer to each applicant: Emmi Myllykylä, Veli-Matti Pulkkanen, Topias Siren and Eveliina Takasuo.