YTERA – Ydintekniikan ja radiokemian tohtoriohjelma
Doctoral Programme for Nuclear Engineering and Radiochemistry
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.
Open positions for finalizing the doctoral thesis (DL 19.12.2014)
There are open positions for finalizing the doctoral thesis in YTERA. These positions are exclusively meant for YTERA associate members working at other organizations but universities. The positions are 3-6 months each and the working period must be within year 2015.
Application deadline is Dec 19, 2014. Details and instructions are available at Aalto’s recruitment pages. Please note that the workplace may also be HYRL or LUT despite the misleading formulation in the announcement.
Juhani Vihavainen will defend his doctoral dissertation at LUT on Dec 12th at 1 pm
Juhani Vihavainen will defend his doctoral dissertation at the Lappeenranta University of Technology on December 12 at 13 o’clock in room 1383. His dissertation is titled “VVER-440 Thermal Hydraulics as a Computer Code Validation Challenge.” Docent, Dr. Harri Tuomisto from Fortum Power and Heat will act as opponent. Professor Juhani Hyvärinen of Lappeenranta University of Technology will act as custodian.
Heikki Suikkanen’s public examination at LUT on Dec 5th at 12 noon
Heikki Suikkanen will defend his doctoral dissertation at the Lappeenranta University of Technology on December 5 at 12 noon, room 1383. His dissertation is titled “Application and development of numerical methods for the modelling of innovative gas cooled fission reactors”. Dr. Timo Pättikangas from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will act as opponent. Professor Riitta Kyrki-Rajamäki of LUT will act as custodian.
The third annual seminar held in Lappeenranta May 19-20, 2014
The third annual seminar of YTERA doctoral programme was held at LUT and Marjola in Lappeenranta on May 19-20, 2014. The total number of participants was 45. The weather was, once again, very favourable and led to a genial, informal atmosphere.
About 20 talks were given during the two days and they are available on this limited-access web site. The username and password were sent to the YTERA mailing list on May 23 and they are available from the YTERA coordinator at request.