Due to my great interest in nuclear technology and the urge to turn to the free economy, I decided to do my doctorate at the Institute for Nuclear Engineering and Technology Transfer at RWTH Aachen University. The institute is very application-oriented and characterized by a high academic level.
This is also reflected by the projects I worked on during my PhD studies:
- Project CARBOwaste Simulations for the development of a measuring technique for the determination of the C-14 concentration in irradiated nuclear graphite
- Project D&D Simulations for determining the neutron fluence and activity distribution in the research reactor FRJ-2 by means of a highly sophisticated simulation model
- Project Recycling of rare Metals during D&D of Nuclear Facilities Assessment of the optimization potential of the recycling of rare and valuable bulk metals during decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear facilities; cooperation project with the Institute for Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling, RWTH Aachen University; Administration of the Workgroup at the Institute NET
- Project HBS (High-Brilliance Neutron Source) Development of a target-moderator-reflector-system for an accelerator-driven neutron source offering a high brilliance of thermal and cold neutrons; cooperation project with the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS-2), Forschungszentrum Jülich
The project HBS is finally the main topic of my PhD thesis (ISBN 978-3-030-05638-4), which was honored with summa cum laude. My results led to a European patent (Pat.-Nr. EP3091540B1) in cooperation with JCNS-2.