PhD students

Over the course of the research programme, the partnership will incorporate a number of PhD studentships.

Current PhD projects related to the SINDRI Partnership are:

  1. Michael Salvini – Simulation and validation of damage in austenitic and ferritic structural steels for nuclear applications
  2. Chris Allen – Creep-plasticity interaction in high temperature reactor materials
  3. Hugh Dorward – Applications of surrogate modelling methods for crystal plasticity modelling
  4. Aidan Gunn – Environmental Effects, SCC/Water Chemistry Research
  5. Zach Davey – Combined constraint effect
  6. Ed Horton
  7. Peter Thomas
  8. Keanu Shao
  1. Dimitra Rissaki – Artificial intelligence and optimisation for weld modelling and additive manufacturing of thick-section steel components
  2. Isa Alhasan – Creep deformation in Nickel superalloy 617
  3. James Rafferty – Effect of Stress on Fracture of 316SS in AGR Gas Coolant
  4. Liam Kelly – Residual Stresses and Ductile Fracture
  5. Sergio Lucarini
  6. Anas Samih
  7. Joseph Kurebwa
  8. Jade (Puyu) Shi
  9. Zeyuan Miao
  1. Jorge Andres – Constraint Effects on Creep Crack Growth in Stainless Steel
  2. Edmund Jones – Interpretation of Electrical Potential Drop for Discontinuous Cracking


Completed Projects

The following is a list of individuals who have completed their PhD in association with the SINDRI Project.

University of Bristol

  1. Megan Taylor – Creep-Fatigue Interaction
  2. Cameron Sanderson – Influence of Weld Geometries on Creep-Fatigue Response


University of Manchester

  1. Alexandre Paget – Exploration of the cold cracking risks and limits for welding repair applications of low-alloy ferritic steel nuclear components


Imperial College London

  1. Chris Morris – Analysis of Creep Crack Growth in Austenitic Steel Weldments