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CUED Division A

Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery

Dr Eugene Shwageraus (Course Director)

Dr Eugene Shwageraus is a Senior Lecturer at Cambridge University Engineering Department and he is the Course Director for the MPhil in Nuclear Energy. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, he was the Head of Nuclear Engineering Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.  He also spent two years as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he took part in an interdisciplinary study on The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. Dr Shwageraus’s research is focussed on physics and engineering of nuclear power reactors as well as modelling of nuclear systems to assist policy decision making.

Professor Ian Farnan

Professor Ian Farnan is a Senior Lecturer in Mineral Physics and is Head of the Cambridge Nuclear Energy Centre (CNEC – )

He is an expert in the effect of nuclear radiation on materials and has developed nuclear magnetic resonance methods to provide an element specific probe of radiation damage and actinide substitution in a range of materials from nuclear fuels and claddings to waste forms.

He is an expert consultant to EC-JRC Institute for Transuranics (ITU) Karlsruhe and a William R. Wiley Distinguished Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Professor William (Bill) J Nuttall

Bill Nuttall is the Professor of Energy at The Open University. In 1987 he won a Fulbright Post-Graduate Student Award to MIT, where he first became interested in science and technology public policy, receiving his PhD in 1993. He is the author of the book Nuclear Renaissance (Taylor and Francis 2005). His current research interests include hydrogen energy and future electricity systems, as well as nuclear electricity technology policy – the area for which he is probably best known. In that regard in 2015 he delivered the Clerk-Maxwell prestige lecture for the IET. He also serves on the Nuclear Power Committee of the IMechE and he is lead editor of the journal Proceedings of the ICE -  ENERGY. He is a Fellow of Hughes Hall, a college of the University of Cambridge.

Dr Geoff Parks

Dr Geoff Parks is a Reader in Nuclear Engineering and a Fellow, Director of Studies and Senior Tutor at Jesus College. Dr Parks heads the Computational Design Group in the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre, which researches into the application of advanced optimisation methods to difficult real-world problems in a wide variety of application areas including aerodynamic, nuclear and structural engineering, in the development and application of multiobjective optimisation methods, and in the effective exploitation and integration of optimisation methods within the Engineering Design process.

Dr Parks has longstanding interests in nuclear reactor design, operation and control with particular expertise in in-core fuel management. He has more recently developed interests in the exploitation of thorium-based fuels both in current (Gen 3+) and future (e.g. accelerator-driven sub-critical reactor and molten salt reactor) power generation technologies, and in other applications of nuclear technology, for instance: civil marine propulsion, radioisotope generation, and space applications.

Dr Miles Stopher

Miles Stopher

Dr Miles Stopher is a research associate in the Department of Engineering and acting Director of Studies for Natural Sciences at Jesus College. His research interests include the design of nanostructured materials, from quantum mechanics to thermokinetics, for applications in extreme environments, radiation damage modelling, and the engineering and safety of integral and passive small modular reactors. Prior to his arrival at Cambridge, he worked for Rolls-Royce on the design of the Royal Navy’s Successor Class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines.

4th Year Project Deadlines

29th May 2019
Each student submits two copies of Final report plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or electronic equivalent to Group Centres by 4pm.


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