We are a multi-disciplinary team of 22 people from three schools at the UPM: HTSE for Industry, HTSE Naval and HTSE for Mines and Energy. Furthermore, some members are also a part of the "Guillermo Velarde" Nuclear Fusion Institute at the UPM. Half of the Group's members are beginning their careers as researchers, carrying out their doctoral theses. So we can say that we are a young, forward-looking team. Our research seeks to provide improvements to safety when using nuclear energy and ionising radiation in their various applications.
Advanced nuclear fission systems Science and Technology
Structure: Research Groups
Science For Engineering and Architecture
ODS: Affordable and Clean Energy
We work on the basis ofthe following lines of research:
Computational analysis of advanced nuclear fission systems
Neutrons and nuclear reactor design
Naval and aerospace nuclear propulsion systems
Small modular reactors
Nuclear Safety Deterministic and probabilistic safety analysis
Serious accidents at nuclear reactors
Analysis of spent nuclear fuel storage
Methodologies and support systems for nuclear and radiation emergencies
Scientific methods for nuclear energy history, information and communication
- Computational analysis of advanced nuclear fission systems
- Naval and spatial nuclear propulsion systems
- Neutron detection and dosimetry.
- Neutronics and reactor core design
- Nuclear Safety.
- Deterministic and
- probabilistic safety
- Radiation Protection
- Safety analysis of spent
- nuclear fuel storage
- Scientific methods for history, information and communication of nuclear energy
- Severe accident analysis
- in nuclear reactors
- Small modular reactors
- Support systems for analysis in nuclear and radiological emergencies
- Thermal-hydraulics of nuclear reactors
The group habitually participates in various European research projects (EURATOM Framework Programme). We belong to the SNETP, NERIS and EURADOS platforms. We have also taken part in the development of the SEANAP (Spanish Pressurised Water Core Analysis System), put in place to simulate its operation at several nuclear power plants (Ascó I and II and Vandellós).
We are involved with two University-Business Chairs at the UPM with the Nuclear Safety Council: the "Federico Goded" Chair in the HTSE for Industry and the "Juan Manuel Kindelán" Chair in the HTSE for Mines and Energy. We have an interactive graphic simulator of a PWR-type nuclear power station in the José Cabrera Hall , which was, in its day, funded by Gas Natural-Fenosa (now Naturgy). We also have a laboratory for measurements with neutrons and advanced IT equipment.
We take part in the University Masters in Nuclear Science and Technology and Energy Engineering, as well as the "Sustainable, Nuclear and Renewable Energy" Doctoral Programme. We coal collaborate in the Erasmus Mundus Master SARENA ( Safe and Reliable Nuclear Applications ), coordinated by the IMT Atlantique University (Nantes).