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 and authorities (Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority) that deal with nuclear energy generation.
YTERA web pages migrated to Aalto on Mar 14, 2012
These YTERA web pages were copied from an old TKK server to a new Aalto server on Mar 14, 2012. In the future, only the new Aalto pages will be updated. Please update your bookmarks.
One student position open, application deadline April 25, 2012
There is one student position open in YTERA. YTERA steering group decided to declare the position open for applications, with deadline on April 25, 2012. The exact instructions are available on these YTERA web pages.
The call will be open for all, but the research field of the selected student shall be in one of the Aalto University research groups participating in YTERA excluding Prof. Salomaa's group. Potential candidates should contact the most suitable supervising professor in advance in order to make a feasible research plan.
First annual YTERA seminar on May 21-22, 2012
The first annual YTERA seminar will be held on May 21-22, 2012, in Tvärminne near Hanko, Finland. The program will be announced later, but please reserve these days in your calendar right away.
Student selection made in November 2011
A total of 20 applications were received for the 7 positions available in YTERA from 1 Jan 2012. The nationalities of the appicants were the following: Finnish 11, Argentinian 1, Chilean 1, Ghanaian 1, Indian 2, Italian 1, Chinese 2, Pakistani 1. Four of the 20 applicants were female. The applications were inspected by three separate working groups, one at each participating university, and the final student selection was made by the YTERA steering group where all stakeholders are represented (universities, VTT, regulators, companies). The meeting was held on Nov 21 and the decision was announced to the applicants on Nov 25.
The following applicants were selected: Eric Dorval (Aalto), Giteshkumar Patel (LUT), Heikki Suikkanen (LUT), Mervi Söderlund (UH), Risto Vanhanen (Aalto), and Sinikka Virtanen (UH). One position was left open.