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Nuclear and Ionising Radiation Engineering

The doctoral programme in Nuclear and Ionising Radiation Engineering (PDINRI) received the Pathway to Excellence award from 2011 to 2013 (MEE2011-0496), and has also been given the Quality Award by the Ministry of Education (MEC) (MCD2005-00347) since 2005.

In the context of the Spanish strategic objectives for research, development and innovation, the programme is in line with the strategic action on Energy and Climate Change, with relevant branches in the area of public health, due to the medical applications of radiation. Within the new structure of the UPC Doctoral School, the PDINRI is included in the area of industrial engineering. In this area, it contributes to priority research lines in energy technology and medical technologies. The programme is related to the other similar postgraduate programmes in nuclear engineering and radiological sciences that are offered in the many technology universities worldwide (to give some examples from both sides of the Atlantic, https://ners.engin.umich.edu, http://nuclear.engr.utexas.edu or http://www.cnec.group.cam.ac.uk).

In the environment that is closest to our circumstances, the current situation and future perspectives for the use of ionising radiation (IR) in general, and the production of nuclear energy in particular, justify the need for this doctoral programme. For example, Catalonia has three nuclear power stations in operation (Ascó I, Ascó II and Vandellòs) that generate approximately 45% of the electrical energy consumed in the region. In the whole of Spain, there are eight nuclear power stations that provide around 20% of the electrical energy that is consumed.

As mentioned above, healthcare is another field in which IR plays a notable role with a high social impact. Particle accelerators (mainly electron accelerators), X-ray generators and radioactive sources of various kinds are used in hospitals for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Numerous techniques are involved. Diagnostic techniques include conventional radiography, gammagraphy, SPECT, PET and multimodal scanners and radioimmunoassay. Treatment techniques include external radiotherapy, brachytherapy, radiosurgery, etc.

The intensive use of IR is driving an interest in precise measurement of the absorbed dose and its effects on living tissues. These areas are the subject of studies of dosimetry and radiobiology, respectively. Currently, these problems are addressed from an experimental perspective or using advanced computer simulation techniques. In turn, radiological protection studies assess and optimise radiation fields in the environment of employees who are exposed in their work and the general public.

In another area, the construction in Catalonia of the first Spanish synchrotron light laboratory (called Alba, see http://www.cells.es) means that specialists in accelerator technology are likely to be needed in the future. The knowledge gained by students on our programme will enable them to understand the bases for constructing and operating facilities of this type.

Of particular importance due to its future prospects is the development of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project (see http://www.iter.org) in Cadarache, France, whose management office is in Barcelona. The ITER reactor, which is a ‘tokamak’ reactor, will be used to study energy production via the nuclear fusion of deuterium and tritium. The training of future researchers and technologists in this area contributes to our commitment to more sustainable, environmentally friendly energy models .

There are also many applications of ionising radiation in other industrial and research environments. Some of the many examples are level probes in tanks and silos, nuclear gauges, irradiators for the sterilisation of instruments and foods, quantitative analysis techniques in materials science, radiometric dating techniques, etc.

As can be seen, there are numerous, relevant direct and derived uses of IR in our society. PDINRI is designed to provide students with solid training that enables them to tackle research and development tasks associated with one of the three specialisations of the programme, that is, nuclear energy technology, the use of IR for medical and industrial purposes, or particle accelerator technology.

An additional objective is to bring students into contact with prestigious institutions dedicated to research, the development of technology or its use. INTE and SEN are in contact with various institutions, including Spanish nuclear power stations, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) on the French-Swiss border, the Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology Research (Ciemat), the Spanish National Research Council (CSN) in Madrid, the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA), the Joint Universities Accelerator School (JUAS) in Archamps, France, the Synchroton Light Laboratory (Alba) in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain and the US Food and Drug Administration (CDRH-FDA), Silver Spring, MD, USA.

Particular attention is given to the topics that are most closely associated with specialised groups at the UPC, such as fission and fusion reactor technology, the safety of nuclear facilities, the design of new particle accelerators, medical radiophysics, radiological protection and the impact of IR on the environment and human health.

COORDINATOR

Cortes Rossell, Guillem

CONTACT

Doctoral Area, UTGAEIB-ETSEIB. Pavelló I (South Campus)
Tel.: (+34) 934 016 562
E-mail: doctoratd.utgaeib@upc.edu

General information

Access profile

There are a range of entrance qualifications. The most suitable prior learning to enter the doctoral programme is that of graduates with a scientific or technological background who have taken one of the following master’s degrees:

– master's degree in Nuclear Engineering
– master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.

In addition, students with a master’s degree related to the scientific area of the programme may be accepted, with the academic committee's approval. Other characteristics that are considered important are general interest in the subject areas developed in the programme, analytical capacity and capacity to communicate well in spoken and written English.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

10

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Enrollment aid

Through its participation in the Argos grant programme of the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) and the departments that are involved, the doctoral programme has grants available to fund doctoral studies during the first two years of recruitment. The amount of the grant may vary depending on the year, but is estimated that the total annual amount is 14,000,000 euros. The percentage of students who receive these grants annually (including all the items in the Argos programme, e.g. travel fund, seminars, etc.) is 18%.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Institute of Energy Technologies (PROMOTORA)
  • Department of Physics
Specific URL of the doctoral program:


CONTACT:

Doctoral Area, UTGAEIB-ETSEIB. Pavelló I (South Campus)
Tel.: (+34) 934 016 562
E-mail: doctoratd.utgaeib@upc.edu


Agreements with other institutions

C1. University of Barcelona: research on dosimetry and medical radiation physics. Public.
C2. Universität Duisburg-Essen: research on medical radiation physics. Public.
C3. Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN): student exchanges in the field of nuclear medicine. Public.
C4. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics: collaboration in the field of accelerator physics and to construct a microtron. Public.
C5. Spanish Nuclear Safety Council: collaboration to create the Argos Chair in Nuclear Safety at the ETSEIB of Barcelona.

Other collaborations:

Participating institution: Cooperation for Higher Education on Radiological and Nuclear Engineering.

Description of the collaboration: CHERNE is an open European academic network for cooperation in Higher Education on Radiological and Nuclear Engineering.
Nature of the institution: public.

Participating institution: Joint Universities Accelerator School (JUAS).
Description of the collaboration: courses on physics and particle accelerator technology.
Nature of the institution: private.

Participating institution: International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).
Description of the collaboration: studies on plasmas and fusion reactors (several contracts).
Nature of the institution: public.

Participating institution: Asociación Nuclear Ascó-Vandellòs II.
Description of the collaboration: research to develop probabilistic analysis methods on security in the valuation of economic and technological risks in nuclear power stations (several contracts). Nature of the institution: private.

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

There are a range of entrance qualifications. The most suitable prior learning to enter the doctoral programme is that of graduates with a scientific or technological background who have taken one of the following master’s degrees:

– master's degree in Nuclear Engineering
– master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.

In addition, students with a master’s degree related to the scientific area of the programme may be accepted, with the academic committee's approval. Other characteristics that are considered important are general interest in the subject areas developed in the programme, analytical capacity and capacity to communicate well in spoken and written English.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Students who wish to enter the programme must have taken at least 60 credits of a master’s degree whose subject area is related to nuclear engineering or ionising radiations.

In any case, the academic committee of the programme is responsible for making the admission decision. Applicants who do not meet the aforementioned requirements should be consulted by the committee. Some exceptions can be made if there are justified reasons and if considered appropriate.


Direct entry to the doctoral programme is through the master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering or Biomedical Engineering of the UPC. In this case, bridging courses are not required.

If an order of priority of applicants needs to be established, the academic committee could consider the following aspects:

– Academic record (weighting: 30%).
– Personal interview (weighting: 30%).
– Research experience (weighting: 30%).
– Command of the English language (weighting: 10%).

Training complements

The natural route to enter the doctoral programme is via the master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering at the UPC or the master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the UPC. In these two cases, applicants will not be required to take bridging courses if they have obtained at least 60 ECTS of the above degrees. Students who enter the programme from other master’s degrees will carry out specific research bridging courses according to the academic committee’s criteria. In this case, the bridging courses that are taken will be monitored. Doctoral students cannot be required to enrol for more than 60 ECTS.

The academic committee of the programme will be the body responsible for stipulating the bridging courses for each student, depending on the subjects they have taken in their master's degrees and the research line selected for the thesis. Subjects that the student could take are indicated depending on the prior learning.

For example:

– Students who come from the area of biology, medicine or the life sciences general will be channelled preferentially towards research lines associated with the field of medical radiophysics. The bridging courses could be selected from subjects related to this field.

– Students who have a background in physics, chemistry or engineering will be preferentially channelled towards research lines associated with medical radiophysics or nuclear engineering.

Subjects of master’s degrees that are associated with the programme have well-defined objectives, methodologies and assessment processes so that they prepare students to gain the competencies defined in previous sections. In any case, depending on each student’s curriculum, the academic committee could adapt the bridging courses that need to be taken. Considering the doctoral student activity report (DAD), the academic committee of the programme could propose additional measure to those established in the regulations that lead to the withdrawal of doctoral students who do not meet the established criteria.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

The enrolment period for new doctoral students will be in September.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

After the first year, the enrolment period for doctoral students will run from September to mid-October.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial.
Hours: 144.

Type: compulsory.

Activity: Mobility.
Hours: 360.
Type: optional.

Activity: Training in information skills.
Hours: 1.5.
Type: optional.

Activity: Research methodology.
Hours: 12.
Type: optional.

Activity: Innovation and creativity.
Hours: 8.
Type: optional.

Activity: Language and communication skills.
Hours: 18.
Type: optional.

Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.
Hours: 4.
Type: optional.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

To carry out the planned activities, the following facilities are available: classrooms for seminars, study rooms, computer rooms, laboratories, workshops and the faculty library that is open to the public.

The building has a Wi-Fi network for the entire university community and a laptop loan service, which is managed by the faculty library.

The following links provide details on the laboratories and facilities of the departments involved in the programme:

https://inte.upc.edu/es/servicios

https://nerg.upc.edu/en/equipment

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

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Last update: 16/10/2021 04:47:07.

List of lodged theses

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Last update: 16/10/2021 04:30:36.

List of defended theses by year

  • COELLO DE PORTUGAL - MARTINEZ VAZQUEZ, JAIME MARIA: Local Optics Corrections in the HL-LHC
    Author: COELLO DE PORTUGAL - MARTINEZ VAZQUEZ, JAIME MARIA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672230
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN NUCLEAR AND IONISING RADIATION ENGINEERING
    Department: Institute of Energy Technologies (INTE)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 16/06/2021
    Thesis director: TOMAS GARCÍA, ROGELIO | KOUBYCHINE MERKULOV, YOURI ALEXANDROVICH

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: PEREZ RODRIGUEZ, FRANCISCO JOSE
         SECRETARI: CORTES ROSSELL, GUILLEM PERE
         VOCAL: DALENA, BARBARA
    Thesis abstract: In order to increase the performance of particle colliders, it is crucial to make the beam sizes at the collision points as small as possible. This causes an increase of the beam size in the region surrounding the collision points thus enhancing the effect of magnetic errors. These errors must therefore be kept under tight control to ensure the performance and safety of the accelerator.The present thesis studies effects of the expected magnetic errors in the regions around the collision points on the beam optics that determine the beam size in the future High-Luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), a 27 km particle accelerator situated on the French-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland. It has become clear in recent years that in correcting the magnetic errors in this region a crucial requirement is an accurate measurement of the beam optics at the collision point. This thesis demonstrates that the technique used traditionally in recent years, called ¿K-modulation¿, is not accurate enough to ensure the performance of the HL-LHC and therefore alternative methods of performing this measurement must be studied.To perform these studies a new automatic optics correction tool has been developed and is presented in this thesis. This new tool allows faster and more systematic calculation of corrections of the magnetic errors around the interaction regions and has been successfully tested during commissioning and experiments in the LHC.Two complementary techniques are proposed in order to improve the accuracy of the determination of the beam sizes at the collision points, namely determining the minimum beam size near the collision point using the ¿phase-advance¿ of the beam oscillations around the accelerator and locating the position of this minimum, the ¿beam waist¿, by displacing it and maximising the collision rate characterized by the collider luminosity. In the thesis these techniques are studied theoretically, and the first results of their experimental validation performed in the LHC are presented.This push for smaller beam sizes at the collision points not only increases the beam sizes in sections around this point but also, though to lesser degree, in the arcs of the accelerator. These regions also become susceptible to smaller magnetic errors. As some regions of the accelerator do not count with adequate corrector magnets alternative solutions are needed. Here we present the first experimental results of an optics correction performed by traversing sextupoles with off-central beam in the LHC as a solution proposal. Another consequence of the growth of the beam sizes in the regions around the collision points is the eventual necessity for larger beam pipes. This is the case for HL-LHC where the magnetic lenses around the collision points are going to be replaced by new ones with the beam pipe of larger diameter. In order to keep the same magnetic strength though a new superconducting technology is going to be used to build these magnets. A downside of this novelty is that it is susceptible to a type of magnetic instability called ¿flux-jumps¿. In the thesis the effect of the flux-jumps on the beam sizes is studied theoretically and concrete predictions using measurements of this effect on the prototypes of the new magnets of the HL-LHC are given. The study is also extrapolated to the Future hadron-hadron Circular Collider (FCC-hh), a proposed 100 km circular collider, in which superconducting magnets of this type are expected to be installed all around its circumference.Finally, the thesis presents a summary of software developments performed during the previously mentioned studies, including a user interface to facilitate the use of the automatic correction tool, a new harmonic analysis program that replaces legacy code and many refactors and rewrites that have significantly eased the development of the optics measurements and corrections programs.

Last update: 16/10/2021 05:11:51.

Theses related publications

AUTHOR:RODRÍGUEZ GONZÁLEZ, MARÍA DOLORES
Title:Study of a Compton camera based on CsI(Tl) scintillator bars for radiological environmental imaging
Reading date:29/10/2020
Director:VARGAS DRECHSLER, ARTURO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Rodriguez, M. (2017). Development of a Compton camera for imaging radiological environmental contamination using unmanned aerial helicopters.

AUTHOR:CASANOVAS HOSTE, ADRIÀ
Title:Neutron capture cross section measurement of the heaviest s-process branching 204Tl and of 203Tl at CERN n_TOF
Reading date:27/10/2020
Director:DOMINGO PARDO, CÉSAR
Co-director:CALVIÑO TAVARES, FRANCISCO
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Casanovas, A.; Tarifeño, A.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Calviño, F. (2018). Neutron capture on ^{205}Tl: depicting the abundance pattern of lead isotopes in s-process nucleosynthesis.

Amaducci, S.; Cosentino, L.; Barbagallo, M.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Tarifeño, A.; Cortes, G. (2019). Measurement of the 235U(n,f) cross section relative to the 6Li(n,t) and 10B(n,a) standards from thermal to 170 keV neutron energy range at n_TOF.

Casanovas, A. (2017). Mesura de la secció eficaç de captura neutrònica dels isòtops del tali Tl-204 i Tl-203 i implicacions per al procés de nucleosíntesi estelar.

Pla, D.; Salleras, M.; Morata, A.; Garbayo, I.; Gerboles, M.; Sabaté, N.; J. Divins, N.; Casanovas, A.; Llorca, J.; Tarancón, A. (2016). Standalone ethanol micro-reformer integrated on silicon technology for onboard production of hydrogen-rich gas. - Lab on a chip, ISSN: 1473-0197 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 6.045; Quartil: Q1)

Cosentino, L.; Musumarra, A.; Barbagallo, M.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Riego, A.; Tarifeño, A.; Colonna, N.; Dressler, R.; Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, J.; Audouin, L.; Bacak, M.; Beinrucker, C.; Berthoumieux, E.; Bosnar, D.; Brugger, M.; Chiaveri, E.; Diakaki, M.; Furman, W.; Gonzalez-Romero, E.; Griesmayer, E.; Gunsing, F.; Kaeppeler, F.; Krticka, M.; Leal-Cidoncha, E.; Lerendegui, J.; Lederer, C.; Leeb, H.; Losito, R.; Marganiec, J.; Massimi, C.; Mingrone, F.; Patronis, N.; Pavlik, A.; Praena, J.; Rubbia, C.; Stamatopoulos, A.; Tassan-Got, L.; Vannini, G.; Vlachoudis, V.; Wallner, A.; Zugec, P. (2016). Experimental setup and procedure for the measurement of the Be-7(n,alpha)alpha reaction at n_TOF. - Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research. Section A, accelerators SP, ISSN: 0168-9002 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.362; Quartil: Q1)

Barbagallo, M.; Musumarra, A.; Cosentino, L.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A.; Dressler, R.; Kaeppeler, F.; Colonna, N.; Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, J.; Audouin, L.; Bacak, M.; Beinrucker, C.; Berthoumieux, E.; Bosnar, D.; Brugger, M.; Chiaveri, E.; Diakaki, M.; Furman, W.; Gonzalez-Romero, E.; Griesmayer, E.; Gunsing, F.; Jericha, E.; Krticka, M.; Leal-Cidoncha, E.; Lerendegui, J.; Lederer, C.; Leeb, H.; Losito, R.; Marganiec, J.; Massimi, C.; Mingrone, F.; Patronis, N.; Pavlik, A.; Plompen, A.; Praena, J.; Riego, A.; Rubbia, C.; Stamatopoulos, A.; Tassan-Got, L.; Vannini, G.; Vlachoudis, V.; Wallner, A.; Zugec, P. (2016). Be-7(n,alpha)He-4 reaction and the cosmological lithium problem: measurement of the cross section in a wide energy eange at n_TOF at CERN. - Physical review letters, ISSN: 0031-9007 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 8.462; Quartil: Q1)

Gunsing, F.; Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, J.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Riego, A.; Tarifeño, A.; Audouin, L.; Bacak, M.; Barbagallo, M.; Beinrucker, C.; Belloni, F.; Berthoumieux, E.; Bosnar, D.; Brugger, M.; Chiaveri, E.; Colonna, N.; Cosentino, L.; Diakaki, M.; Dressler, R.; Goverdovski, A.; Griesmayer, E.; Hernandez, A.; Jericha, E.; Kadi, Y.; Ketlerov, V.; Krticka, M.; Leal-Cidoncha, E.; Lederer, C.; Leeb, H.; Lerendegui, J.; Losito, R.; Marganiec, J.; Massimi, C.; Mingrone, F.; Musumarra, A.; Patronis, N.; Pavlik, A.; Praena, J.; Rubbia, C.; Stamatopoulos, A.; Tassan-Got, L.; Vannini, G.; Vlachoudis, V.; Wallner, A.; Zugec, P. (2016). Nuclear data activities at the n_TOF facility at CERN. - European physical journal plus, ISSN: 2190-5444 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.753; Quartil: Q2)

Sabaté-Gilarte, M.; Barbagallo, M.; Colonna, N.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2017). High-accuracy determination of the neutron flux in the new experimental area n_TOF-EAR2 at CERN. - European physical journal A, ISSN: 1434-6001 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 2.799; Quartil: Q2)

Lerendegui-Marco, J.; Guerrero, C.; Mendoza, E.; Casanovas, A.; Calviño, F.; Cortes, G. (2018). Radiative neutron capture on 242Pu in the resonance region at the CERN n_TOF-EAR1 facility. - Physical review C, ISSN: 2469-9985 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.132; Quartil: Q2)

Barbagallo, M.; Andrzejewski, J.; Mastromarco, M.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2018). Experimental setup and procedure for the measurement of the 7Be(n,p)7Li reaction at n_TOF. - Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research. Section A, accelerators SP, ISSN: 0168-9002 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 1.433; Quartil: Q2)

Damone, L.; Barbagallo, M.; Mastromarco, M.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2018). 7Be(n , p)7Li reaction and the cosmological lithium problem: measurement of the cross section in a wide energy range at n_TOF at CERN. - Physical review letters, ISSN: 0031-9007 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 9.227; Quartil: Q1)

Mastromarco, M.; Aberle, O.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2019). Cross section measurements of 155,157Gd(n,gamma) induced by thermal and epithermal neutrons. - European physical journal A, ISSN: 1434-6001 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.176; Quartil: Q2)

Mastromarco, M.; Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, J.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2019). Erratum to: Cross section measurements of 155,157Gd(n, gamma) induced by thermal and epithermal neutrons. - European physical journal A, ISSN: 1434-6001 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.176; Quartil: Q2)

Amaducci, S.; Cosentino, L.; Barbagallo, M.; Casanovas, A.; Calviño, F.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2019). Measurement of the 235U(n, f) cross section relative to the 6Li(n, t) and 10B(n, a) standards from thermal to 170 keV neutron energy range at n_TOF. - European physical journal A, ISSN: 1434-6001 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.176; Quartil: Q2)

Bacak, M.; Aiche, M.; Bélier, G.; Berthoumieux, E.; Diakaki, M.; Dupont, E.; Gunsing, F.; Kopecky, S.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2020). A compact fission detector for fission-tagging neutron capture experiments with radioactive fissile isotopes. - Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research. Section A, accelerators SP, ISSN: 0168-9002 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 1.433; Quartil: Q2)

Mazzoni, A.; Cristallo, S.; Aberle, O.; Alcayne, V.; Amaducci, S.; Andrzejewski, J.; Audouin, L.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2020). Measurement of the 154Gd(n,gamma) cross section and its astrophysical implications. - Physics letters B, ISSN: 0370-2693 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.162; Quartil: Q2)

Balibrea-Correa, J.; Lerendegui, J.; Calvo, D.; Caballero Ontanaya, L.; Babiano, V.; Tolosa-Delgado, A.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Calviño, F.; Tarifeño, A.; Casanovas, A.; Cano, D.; Alcayne, V.; Bacak, M.; Barbagallo, M. (2021). A first prototype of C6D6 total-energy detector with SiPM readout for neutron capture time-of-flight experiments. - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN: 01689002

Mingrone, F.; Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, J.; Audouin, L.; Bécares , V.; Bacak, M.; Barbagallo, M.; Barros, S.; Becvar, F.; Beinrucker, C.; Berthoumieux, E.; Billowes, J.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G. (2016). The CERN n_TOF facility: a unique tool for nuclear data measurement.

Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, J.; Audouin, L.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2017). Recent results in nuclear astrophysics at the n_TOF facility at CERN.

Guerrro Sánchez, C.; Lerendegui-Marco, J.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2017). Time-of-flight and activation experiments on 147 Pm and 171 Tm for astrophysics.

Barbagallo, M.; Colonna, N.; Aberle, O.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2017). 7Be(n,alpha) and 7Be(n,p) cross-section measurement for the cosmological lithium problem at the n TOF facility at CERN.

Chiaveri, E.; Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, J.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2017). The n TOF facility: Neutron beams for challenging future measurements at CERN.

Chen, Y.L.; Tassan, L.; Audouin, L.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G. (2017). Characterization of the n TOF EAR-2 neutron beam.

Lerendegui-Marco, J.; Cortés-Giraldo, M.; Guerrero Sánchez, C.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G. (2017). Monte Carlo simulations of the n TOF lead spallation target with the Geant4 toolkit: A benchmark study.

Dupont, E.; Otuka, N.; Cabellos, O.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2017). Dissemination of data measured at the CERN n TOF facility.

Sabaté-Gilarte, M.; Praena, J.; Porras, I.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2017). The 33S(n,alpha)30Si cross section measurement at n TOF-EAR2 (CERN): From 0.01 eV to the resonance region.

Gunsing, F.; Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, J.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2017). The measurement programme at the neutron time-of-flight facility n TOF at CERN.

Lerendegui-Marco, J.; Guerrero, C.; Cortés-Giraldo, M.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Gómez, M.; Tarifeño, A. (2017). New measurement of the 242Pu(n,gamma) cross section at n TOF-EAR1 for MOX fuels: Preliminary results in the RRR.

Colonna, N.; Aberle, O.; Andrzejewski, J.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2017). The Nuclear astrophysics program at n_TOF (CERN).

Casanovas, A.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Guerrero, C.; Calviño, F.; Tarifeño, A.; Cortes, G. (2018). Measurement of the radiative capture cross section of the s-process branching points 204Tl and 171Tm at the n_TOF facility (CERN).

Dietzel, M.; Lederer-Woods, C.; Aberle, O.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2018). First measurement of 72Ge(n gamma) at n-TOF.

Barbagallo, M.; Aberle, O.; Alcayne, V.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2019). (n,cp) reactions study at the n_TOF facilitty at CERN: results for the cosmological lithium problem.

Tagliente, G.; Aberle, O.; Calviño, F.; Tarifeño, A.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G. (2019). Nuclear astrophysics at n_TOF facility, CERN.

Alcayne, V.; Kimura, A.; Mendoza, E.; Cano-Ott, D.; Aberle, O.; Amaducci, S.; Andrzejewski, J.; Audouin, L.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2019). Measurement of the 244Cm and 246Cm neutron-induced cross sections at the n_TOF facility.

Babiano, V.; Caballero Ontanaya, L.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Alcayne, V.; Amaducci, S.; Andrzejewski, J.; Audouin, L.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2019). Characterization and first test of an i-TED prototype at CERN n_TOF.

Massimi, C.; Alcayne, V.; Andrzejewski, J.; Bécares , V.; Barbagallo, M.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2019). Data for the s process from n_TOF.

Damone, L.; Barbagallo, M.; Mastromarco, M.; Colonna, N.; Cosentino, L.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2019). 7Be(n,p)7 li cross section measurement for the cosmological lithium problem at the n_TOF facility at CERN.

Tassan, L.; Colonna, N.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Tarifeño, A.; Cortes, G. (2019). Fission program at n_TOF.

Bacak, M.; Aiche, M.; Bélier, G.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2019). Preliminary results on the 233U capture cross section and alpha ratio measured at n_TOF (CERN) with the fission tagging technique.

Alcayne, V.; Kimura, A.; Mendoza, E.; Calviño, F.; Casanovas, A.; Cortes, G.; Tarifeño, A. (2019). Measurement of the 244Cm and 246Cm neutron-induced capture cross sections at the n_TOF facility.

AUTHOR:MULAS CAPUZ, DANIEL
Title:Levels and behaviour of radionuclides in water treatment plants: The case of the Barcelona metropolitan area urban water cycle
Reading date:28/02/2020
Director:DUCH GUILLEN, MARIA AMOR
Co-director:CAMACHO GARCIA, ANTONIA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Mulas, D. (2016). Impacte radiològic de la gestió del cicle de l'aigua a l'Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona.

Mulas, D.; Garcia-Orellana, J.; Casacuberta, N.; Hierro, A.; Moreno, V.; Masque-Barri, P. (2016). Dose assessment to workers in a dicalcium phosphate production plant. - Journal of environmental radioactivity, ISSN: 0265-931X (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 2.31; Quartil: Q2)

Mulas, D.; Camacho, A.; Serrano, I.; Montes, S.; Devesa, Ricardo; Duch, M. (2017). Natural and artificial radionuclides in sludge, sand, granular activated carbon and reverse osmosis brine from a metropolitan drinking water treatment plant. - Journal of environmental radioactivity, ISSN: 0265-931X (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 2.263; Quartil: Q2)

Mulas, D. (2016). Caracterización radiológica de los materiales filtrantes y subproductos de una planta potabilizadora metropolitana.

AUTHOR:GALLART ESCOLÀ, DANIEL
Title:Computational Analysis of Ion Cyclotron Resonance Frequency Heating for JET Experiments
Reading date:27/09/2019
Director:MANTSINEN, MERVI
Co-director:BATET MIRACLE, LLUIS
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Gallart, D.; Mantsinen, Mervi; Challis, C.; Frigione, D.; Graves, J.; Belonohy, E.; Casson, F.; Czarnecka, A.; Eriksson, J.; García, J.; Goniche, M.; Hellesen, C.; Hobirk, J.; Jacquet, P.; Joffrin, E.; Krawczyk, N.; King, D.; Lennholm, M.; Lerche, E.; Pawelec, E.; Sáez, X. (2018). Modelling of JET hybrid plasmas with emphasis on performance of combined ICRF and NBI heating. - Nuclear fusion, ISSN: 0029-5515 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.516; Quartil: Q1)

García, J.; Dumont, R.; Joly, J.; Morales, J.; Garzotti, L.; Bache, T.; Baranov, Y.; Casson, F.; Challis, C.; Kirov, K.; Mailloux, J.; Saarelma, S.; Nocente, M.; Bañon, A.; Görler, T.; Citrin, J.; Ho, A.; Gallart, D.; Mantsinen, Mervi (2019). First principles and integrated modelling achievements towards trustful fusion power predictions for JET and ITER. - Nuclear fusion, ISSN: 0029-5515 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.706; Quartil: Q1)

Joffrin, E.; Abduallev, S.; Abhangi, M.; Futatani, S.; Gallart, D.; Gutiérrez, A.; Mantsinen, Mervi; Rakha, A.; Sáez, X. (2019). Overview of the JET preparation for deuterium-tritium operation with the ITER like-wall. - Nuclear fusion, ISSN: 0029-5515 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.706; Quartil: Q1)

Mantsinen, Mervi; Bobkov, V.; Gallart, D.; Pütterich, T.; Sauter, O. (2018). Modelling of ICRF heating in ASDEX Upgrade discharges with pure wave heating relevant to the ITER baseline scenario.

Bonanomi, N.; Mantica, P.; Angioni, C.; Casiraghi, I.; Delabie, E.; Luda di Cortemiglia, T.; Challis, C.; Gallart, D.; Giroud, C.; Lerche, E.; Lomas, P.; Menmuir, S.; Van Eester, D. (2018). Thermal transport in H and D JET L-mode plasmas.

AUTHOR:BAEZA PÉREZ, EDUARD
Title:Development of the new AINA code and its application to the Safety Analysis of the European DEMO designs
Reading date:22/07/2019
Director:DE BLAS DEL HOYO, ALFREDO
Co-director:RIEGO PÉREZ, ALBERT
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Baeza, E. (2017). Development of the new AINA code and its application to the Safety Analysis of the European DEMO designs.

Baeza, E. (2017). Metodologia per incorporar la fusió nuclear dins d'una programació educativa de tecnologia..

Fabbri, M.; de Blas, A.; Riego, A.; Dies, J.; Zamora, I.; Baeza, E. (2017). Methodology for the improvement of the AINA code wall-model applied to DEMO WCPB blanket. - Fusion engineering and design, ISSN: 0920-3796 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 1.457; Quartil: Q2)

Baeza, E.; de Blas, A.; Riego, A.; Fabbri, M. (2018). Development of the safety code AINA for the European DEMO designs. - Fusion engineering and design, ISSN: 0920-3796 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 1.457; Quartil: Q2)

Baeza, E.; de Blas, A.; Riego, A.; Fabbri, M. (2019). Contribution to safety analyses of DEMO HCPB using AINA code. - Fusion engineering and design, ISSN: 0920-3796 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 1.692; Quartil: Q1)

Fabbri, M.; de Blas, A.; Riego, A.; Dies, J.; Zamora, I.; Baeza, E. (2017). Methodology for the improvement of the AINA Code wall-model applied to DEMO WCPB blanket.

Baeza, E.; de Blas, A.; Riego, A.; Fabbri, M. (2017). Desarrollo del código de seguridad para reactores de fusión AINA 4 para los análisis de seguridad de los diseños europeos de DEMO.

AUTHOR:LÓPEZ VILANOVA, NATÀLIA
Title:Development and Assessment of Estimate Methods for Internal Dosimetry using PET/CT
Reading date:03/04/2019
Director:DUCH GUILLEN, MARIA AMOR
Co-director:BULLICH ROIG, SANTIAGO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Lopez, N. (2013). Development and assessment of estimate methods for internal dosimetry using PET/CT.

Lopez, N.; Pavia, J.; Duch, M.; Catafau, A.; Ros, D.; Bullich Roig, Santiago (2017). Impact of region-of-interest delineation methods, reconstruction algorithms, and intra- and inter-operator variability on internal dosimetry estimates using PET. - Molecular imaging and biology, ISSN: 1536-1632 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.608; Quartil: Q1)

Lopez, N.; Bueno, M.; Sevillano, D.; Ginjaume, M.; Sánchez-Reyes, A.; Duch, M.; Minguez, C. (2012). Dosimetric verification of helical tomotherapy against experimental measurements for head and neck treatments.

AUTHOR:ASAMOAH, MATTHEW
Title:Historical Review of Fire Safety at NPP and Application of Fire PSA to Westinghouse PWR NPP in the frame of Risk-informed decision making
Reading date:05/10/2018
Director:DIES LLOVERA, JAVIER
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Asamoah, M. (2015). Research and application of PSA in the frame of risk-informed decision making. Westinghouse PWR Nuclear Power Plant case..

Diaz, P.; Estruch, E.; Dies, J.; Tapia, C.; de Blas, A.; Asamoah, M. (2016). Development and assessment of fire-related risk unavailability matrices to support the application of the maintenance rule in a PWR nuclear power plant. - Journal of nuclear science and technology, ISSN: 0022-3131 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 0.965; Quartil: Q3)

Asamoah, M.; Diaz, P.; Dies, J.; de Blas, A. (2019). Regulatory framework for nuclear power plant fire safety and risk assessments from global perspective. - Journal of applied science and technology, ISSN: 0855-2215

Diaz, P.; Dies, J.; Tapia, C.; de Blas, A.; Asamoah, M.; Estruch, E. (2015). Fire-related systems and key safety functions unavailability matrix development and assessment.

Diaz, P.; Dies, J.; Tapia, C.; de Blas, A.; Asamoah, M.; Lomeña, D. (2015). Development and application of a methodology to apply human reliability analysis to an independent spent fuel storage installation.

Diaz, P.; Dies, J.; de Blas, A.; Asamoah, M.; Estruch, E.; Tapia, C. (2016). Desarrollo y evaluación de una matriz de compatibilidades de indisponibilidades de sistemas contra incendios y funciones clave de seguridad de una central PWR.

AUTHOR:CASTEDO RODRÍGUEZ, ALEJANDRA
Title:Producción fotocatalítica de H2 con microrreactores y cristales fotónicos
Reading date:21/09/2018
Director:LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI
Director:SOLER TURU, LLUIS
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Castedo, A. (2015). Fotoproducción de hidrógeno en microreactores de silicona con fotocatalizadores de Au/TiO2.

Castedo, A.; Mendoza, E.; Angurell, I.; Llorca, J. (2016). Silicone microreactors for the photocatalytic generation of hydrogen. - Catalysis today, ISSN: 0920-5861 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 4.636; Quartil: Q1)

Fabregat, G.; Osorio-Madrigal, J.; Castedo, A.; Armelin, E.; Buendía-Morales, J.J.; Llorca, J.; Aleman, C. (2017). Plasma functionalized surface of commodity polymers for dopamine detection. - Applied surface science, ISSN: 0169-4332 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.439; Quartil: Q1)

Castedo, A.; Uriz, I.; Soler, L.; Gandía, L.; Llorca, J. (2017). Kinetic analysis and CFD simulations of the photocatalytic production of hydrogen in silicone microreactors from water-ethanol mixtures. - Applied catalysis B. Environmental, ISSN: 0926-3373 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 11.698; Quartil: Q1)

Buendía-Morales, J.J.; Fabregat, G.; Castedo, A.; Llorca, J.; Aleman, C. (2018). Plasma-treated polyethylene as electrochemical mediator for enzymatic glucose sensors: Toward bifunctional glucose and dopamine sensors. - Plasma processes and polymers, ISSN: 1612-8850 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.173; Quartil: Q1)

Castedo, A.; Casanovas, A.; Angurell, I.; Soler, L.; Llorca, J. (2018). Effect of temperature on the gas-phase photocatalytic H2 generation using microreactors under UVA and sunlight irradiation. - Fuel, ISSN: 0016-2361 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.128; Quartil: Q1)

Fabregat, G.; Osorio-Madrigal, J.; Castedo, A.; Armelin, E.; Buendía, J.; Llorca, J.; Aleman, C. (2017). Plasma funcionalized surface of commodity polymers for dopamine detection.

AUTHOR:DÍAZ BAYONA, PEDRO
Title:Desarrollo y aplicación de herramientas de valoración de riesgos tecnológicos en centrales nucleares españolas a partir de la técnica de Análisis Probabilista de Seguridad
Reading date:06/04/2018
Director:DE BLAS DEL HOYO, ALFREDO
Director:DIES LLOVERA, JAVIER
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Diaz, P. (2014). ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION OF HUMAN RELIABILITY ANALYSIS TO AN INDEPENDENT SPENT FUEL STORAGE INSTALLATION PSA..

Diaz, P. (2014). Proyecto de investigación para el desarrollo y aplicación de herramientas de valoración de riesgos tecnológicos en centrales nucleares españolas a partir de la técnica de análisis probabilístic de seguridad.

M.M. Cid; Dies, J.; Tapia, C.; Diaz, P. (2015). Outage Key Safety Functions Configuration risk assessment for a three loops Westinghouse PWR. - Nuclear engineering and design, ISSN: 0029-5493 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 0.967; Quartil: Q3)

de Blas, A.; Riego, A.; Garcia, R.; Tapia, C.; Dies, J.; Toral , J.; Batalla, E.; Diaz, P. (2016). A new code for spectrometric analysis for environmental radiological surveillance on monitors focused on gamma radioactivity on aerosols. - IEEE transactions on nuclear science, ISSN: 0018-9499 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.171; Quartil: Q2)

de Blas, A.; Toral, J.; Tapia, C.; Riego, A.; Garcia, R.; Dies, J.; Batalla, E.; Diaz, P. (2016). Equipment for the continuous measurement and identification of gamma radioactivity on aerosols. - IEEE transactions on nuclear science, ISSN: 0018-9499 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.171; Quartil: Q2)

Diaz, P.; Dies, J.; de Blas, A.; Tapia, C. (2014). Introducción de un árbol de eventos de Station Black-out en Recarga en el APS de sucesos internos en Operación Normal de una Piscina de Combustible Gastado.

Diaz, P.; Dies, J.; de Blas, A.; Tapia, C. (2014). Desarrollo de una metodología para poder identificar cuáles de los fallos introducidos en el Análisis de Datos de un Análisis Probabilista de Seguridad se pueden asociar al periodo de infancia de una Central Nuclear.

Diaz, P.; Dies, J.; de Blas, A.; Tapia, C. (2014). Desarrollo de una metodología de aplicación del Análisis de Fiabilidad Humana a una instalación de Almacén Temporal Individualizado.

de Blas, A.; Toral, J.; Tapia, C.; Riego, A.; Garcia, R.; Dies, J.; Batalla, E.; Diaz, P. (2015). Equipment for the continuous measurement and identification of gamma activity on aerosols.

de Blas, A.; Riego, A.; Garcia, R.; Tapia, C.; Dies, J.; Toral, J.; Batalla, E.; Diaz, P. (2015). A new code for spectrometric analysis for environmental radiological surveillance on monitors focused on a gamma radioactivity on aerosols.

AUTHOR:SCHIFFER GONZÁLEZ, ADRIÁN MIGUEL
Title:Thermal analysis and modelization of li-ion batteries used in electric and hybrid vehicles
Reading date:23/06/2016
Director:LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Schiffer, A. (2013). Presentation of the Phd topic Thermal analysis and modelization of Lithium -Ionbatteries in electric and hybrid cars.

Canals Casals, L.; Schiffer, A.; Amante, B.; Llorca, J. (2015). PHEV battery ageing study using voltage recovery and internal resistance from on-board data. - IEEE transactions on vehicular technology, ISSN: 0018-9545 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 2.243; Quartil: Q1)

Canals Casals, L.; Schiffer, A. (2015). The Purposes of modeling electric vehicle batteries.

Research projects

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04/06/202003/06/2024Participación en programas internacionales de termohidráulica experimental y de verificación/validación, desarrollo de herramientas avanzadas de simulación y aplicación a las plantas españolas.CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
03/06/202031/12/2020Calibración de los equipos de medida de radiaciones ionizantes suministrados por la empresa IHD Laboratorio de Calibración, S.L.UIHD LABORATORIO DE CALIBRACION SLU
01/06/202031/05/2023Radon metrology for use in climate change observation and radiation protection at environmental levelEUR ASS OF NAT METROLOGY INST
13/02/202014/09/2021Calibración equipos de medida de radiaciones ionizantes de los clientes de Trescal España de Metrología, S.L.U. 2020-2021#13 de febrero de 2020 hasta la fecha en la que se hayan realizado la totalidaTRESCAL ESPAÑA DE METROLOGIA SLU
07/02/202006/02/2021Campaña de medidas y estudio de la deposición salina de las torres de refrigeración de la central de ciclo combinado de San Roque para dar cumplimiento a los requisitos medioambientalesGAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
02/02/202002/01/2023CONVENIO ENTRE EL CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR Y LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA, SOBRE UN PROGRAMA DE VIGILANCIA RADIOLÓGICA AMBIENTAL (RED DE ESTACIONES DE MUESTREO)CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
29/01/202031/12/2020Convenio calibración ACPRO 2020ASESORIA Y CONTROL EN PROTECCION RA
12/11/201931/12/2020Intercomparación de sistemas de medida de radón en el aireCONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
11/11/201920/12/2019Mesures d'absorció/desorció de CO2REFTRANS SA
25/10/201925/11/2019Asesoramiento y estudio de resultados para el programa de análisis espectrométrico del equipo de medición de la radiación gamma en aerosoles modelo MEGA.RADITEL SERVEIS I SUB TEC, SL
01/09/201931/08/2023Supplying Accurate Nuclear data for energy and non-energy ApplicationsCommission of European Communities
01/08/201930/06/2020Independent assessment of the Locust thermal hydraulic system codeDMS NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY CO LTD
15/07/201914/07/2020Acuerdo específico CSN/UPC Intercomparación destinada a valorar el grado de fiabilidad de los SDPE autorizados en España.CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
01/07/201930/06/2022001-P-001722_Fusió a Catalunya (Fusion Cat)GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/06/201930/10/2020Desarrollo de herramientas para la simulación y optimización del vaciado de piscinas de combustible gastado de centrales nuclearesEndesa Generación, S.A.
22/05/201930/09/2019Desarrollo de instrumentación para la medición de neutronesDiseño y Productos Tecnológicos DIC
01/05/201931/01/2020APROXIMACIÓ INNOVADORA A LA DOSIMETRIA NEUTRÒNICA EN CAMPS CONTINUS I POLSATSAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/04/201931/03/2022Convenio de colaboración entre CSN,UPC y FIBHCSC sobre estimadciones de dosis ocupacionales en cristalino en instalaciones sanitarias y de investigación (EDOCI)CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
01/04/201931/03/2023Bimetallic catalyst knowledge-based development for energy applicationsCommission of European Communities
26/03/201931/07/2019Irradiación de dosímetros personales y elaboración de un informe sobre su fiabilidadA.N.A ASCO-VANDELLOS II A.I.E.
18/02/201917/02/2022Simulación predictiva, diagnósticos activos e interfaz (codac) de control dinámico de balance de tritio para sistemas complejos de planta (iter): complexcodacAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
29/01/201928/07/2019Desenvolupament de tasques per a la millora de teixits d'altes prestacionsAPRESTOS DE LANERIA, S.A.
21/01/201931/12/2019Calibración de equipos de medida de radiacones ionizantes de Autoridad del Canal de Panamá con la empresa Quirón PrevenciónQUIRON PREVENCION SL
15/01/201931/12/2019Calibración de equipos de medida de radiaciones ionizantes de los clientes de ACPROASESORIA Y CONTROL EN PROTECCION RA
14/01/201913/01/2022Simulació i desenvolupament de reactors catalítics per la tecnologia de l'hidrogen.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201931/12/2021Mejora del rendimiento (corrosión e integridad mecánica) de sustratos de materiales duros mediante recubrimeintos PVD AlCrSiN e implantación de ionesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
30/10/201830/11/2018Colaboración en la organización de un workshop de actividades analíticas de los proyectos OECD/PKL4 y OECD/ATLAS2CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
17/07/201831/12/2018Campaña de medidas y estudio de la deposición salina para dar cumpliento a los requisitos ambientales en la central de PalosGAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
01/06/201831/12/2019Personal Online Dosimetry Using Computational MethodsCommission of European Communities
14/03/201814/05/2018Estudi de viabilitat d'un anàlisi CFD de l'operació backwash de columnes d'absorció selectivaIMPROCESS TECHNOLOGY ANAD
01/03/201810/05/2018Caracterización y medidas de adsorción/desorción de dióxido de carbono en dos muestras de material adsorbenteREFTRANS SA
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U019 Estudio de la planificación integrada de recursos para el desarrollo sostenible de las comunidades tradicionales de la isla de Cardoso, São Paulo, BrasilCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
21/02/201831/07/2018Campaña de medidas y estudio de la deposición salina para dar cumpliento a los requisitos ambientales en la central de San RoqueGAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
01/02/201801/02/2020Calibración de equipos de medida de radiaciones ionizantes de Trescal 2018TRESCAL ESPAÑA DE METROLOGIA SLU
31/01/201831/12/2018Sponsorship 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of cerium dioxide in CatalysisQIANDONG RARE EARTH GROUP CO., LTD
26/01/201831/12/2018Sponsorship 3rd Fundamentals and applications of cerium dioxide in CatalysisSPECS SURFACE NANO ANALYSIS GMBH
12/01/201831/12/2018Esponsorització 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium dioxide in CatalysisINSTITUT ESTUDIS CATALANS
01/01/201831/12/2020Campaña de medidas y estudio de la deposición salina para dar cumplimiento a los requisitos ambientales en la central de palos (2018)GAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
01/01/201831/12/2020Profundització en el coneixement dels nivells radiactius d'aigües d'abastamentAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/01/201831/12/2020Experimentos de estructura nuclear y astrofísica con haces radioactivos y neutrones y aplicacionesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2018Treballs d'anàlisi de mostres de control del pla de vigilància radiològica ambiental a l'entorn de les centrals nuclears d'Ascó.GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201831/12/2018Realització d'analítiques de radioactiviat en aigües (SA1402)GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
01/01/201831/12/2018Assaigs de radioactivitat de mostres ambientals. Anàlisis de les activitats degudes a isòtops radiactius presents en mostres d'aigua.LABORATORI DR. OLIVER RODÉS, S.A.
20/12/201720/12/2018Estudio de la reacción de síntesis de amoniaco a partir del nitrógeno e hidrógeno utilizando el catalizador hidroxiapatita permanentemente polarizada y optimización de los parámetros de reacciónB. BRAUN SURGICAL, S.A.
01/12/201731/12/2019Control de la exposición a fuentes naturales de radiaciónAGUAS DANONE
01/12/201730/11/2019Dosimetría personal en linea (on line) utilizando métodos computacionalesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
06/10/201706/02/2018Comparativa de detectors de nova generació per determinar la seva utilització a la Xarxa de Vigilància Radiològica de la Generalitat i anàlisi i proposta tècnica d'un sistema d'instrumentació digitalGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/08/201731/07/2020Metrology for mobile detection of ionising radiation following a nuclear or radiological incidentEUR ASS OF NAT METROLOGY INST
07/07/201728/02/2018Desarrollo de herramienta de optimización de llenado de contenedores para almacenamiento y transporte de combustibleEndesa Generación, S.A.
23/06/201731/12/2017Estudio de deposiciones salinas de la torre de refrigeración de la central de ciclo combinado de Málaga para el año 2017GAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
01/06/201728/02/2022Implications of Medical Low Dose Radiation ExposureCommission of European Communities
29/05/201729/07/2017Estudi sobre l'estat actual de l'energia nuclear en la generació d'energia elèctrica a CatalunyaINST. CATALA ENERGIA (ICAEN)
25/05/201725/05/2017Catalizzatori a base di Pd/CeO2 e metodo per la loro preparazione
01/05/201731/12/2017Caracterización de emisiones de radón de las balsas de fofoyeso en HuelvaUNIVERSIDAD DE HUELVA
23/02/201731/12/2017Pla de vigilància radiològica ambiental a l'entorn de les centrals nuclears de Vadellòs i Ascó durant l'any 2017 (Exp.EMO-2016-262)GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
20/02/201720/02/2019Modelización del comportamiento del hormigón armado sometido a explosiones y penetración teniendo en cuenta la adherencia de las armadurasENRESA
17/02/201716/08/2017Estudi de la difusivitat del molidbè en matrius de cimentAMPHOS XX I CONSULTING, S.L.
13/02/201719/12/2017Estudio de la deposición salina de las torres de refrigeración de la central de ciclo combinado de Palos 2017GAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
08/11/201631/12/2017Irradiacions de dosímetres personals de cos sencerCENTRO DOSIMETRIA, S.L.
01/11/201631/12/2019Combustibles sintèticsACC10
01/10/201630/09/2019European natural airborne disaster information and coordination system for aviationCommission of European Communities
01/09/201631/08/2019Integrating Social Sciences and Humanities into Teaching about EnergyCommission of European Communities
01/08/201631/12/2016Curso de formación continua en dosímetros TLD en la Central Nuclear Ascó-Vandellós IIA.N.A ASCO-VANDELLOS II A.I.E.
21/07/201620/07/2017Cálculos de parada de turbina por debajo de p-8 para la central de Vandellós-IIASOC.ESP.INDUSTRIA ELECTRICA
17/06/201611/06/2017Programa Joves i Ciència:/'Obtenció d'hidrògen amb un concentrador solar i un fotocatalitzador/'CAIXA ESTALVIS CATALUNYA
01/06/201631/03/2020EnhANcing emergencY management and response to extreme WeatHER and climate EventsCommission of European Communities
01/06/201631/05/2019Reducció energètica i flexibilitat en edificis en rehabilitacióACC10
31/05/201631/12/2016Treballs d'ajust i de millora d'un codi analític a un nou mesurador de radioactivitat i d'un codi de predicció de nivells dosimètrics territorials EMO-2016-132GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
07/05/201615/11/2016Training in research and application of PSA to PWR Nuclear Power Plants risk-informed managementINTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
18/01/201631/12/2016Pla de vigilància radiològica ambiental a l'entorn de les centrals nuclears de Vadellòs i Ascó durant l'any 2016 (Exp.EMO-2015-482)GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201631/12/2019Advanced networking for nuclear education and training and transfer of expertiseCommission of European Communities
01/01/201631/12/2016Estudio de la deposición salina de las torres de refrigeración de la central de ciclo combinado de San RoqueGAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
01/01/201630/06/2019Microreactores con tecnología de impresión 3D par la generación catalítica y fotocatalítica de hidrogenoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018Investigación y desarrollo de metodologías de gestión informada por el riesgo en centrales nucleares españolas mediante la aplicación del análisis probabilista de seguridadMinisterio de Economia y Competitividad
01/01/201631/12/2020Investigación y desarrollo de metodologías de gestión informada por el riesgo en centrales nucleares españolas mediante la aplicación del análisis probabilista seguridadMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
22/12/201522/12/2015Sensor electroquímico y procedimiento de recubrimiento, procedimiento de fabricación y usos correspondientes
01/12/201530/11/2019Participació en els projectes CAMP de la USNRC i PKL3 i ATLAS de la NEA/OECD i la seva aplicació en plantes espanyoles (CAMP-ESPAÑA)CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
03/11/201503/03/2017Caracterización de la concentración de radón en terrenos representativos de la geografía estatalCONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
16/10/201515/10/2019Acuerdo específico de colaboración entre el CSN y la UPC para el desarrollo del proyecto sobre termohidráulica y neutrónica avanzadas y tratamiento de incertidumbre en análisis de accidentesCONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
05/10/201509/10/2015Curso Operación de Reactores Nucleares, prácticas con simulador conceptual de central nuclearCONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
01/09/201531/08/2016Modulación simultánea de propiedades ópticas y electrónicas para generar hidrógeno con fotocatalizadores y luz solarMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
12/05/201511/05/2018Col.laboració amb l'empresa Procon Systems en el projecte I+D CDTI: Demostración prototípica de sistemas de control, adquisición de datos, monitorización y diagnósticos en sistemas nucleares avanzadosPROCON SYSTEMS, S.A.
21/04/201530/04/2016Technical support for atmospheric radon and exhaltion rates measurements in IC3 field campaingsFUNDACIÓ IC3
20/04/201519/10/2018Optimització de la reologia de morters per aplicacions avançades en elements de façanaAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
14/04/201523/04/2015Estudio de casos de/'Desarrollo de proyectos innovadores/' para el staff de ISAGEN, empresa generadora electricidad colombiana y sus socios tecnológicosCIDET - CTR. INVESTIG. Y DESARROLLO
03/03/201531/12/2015Anàlisi de mostres de control del Pla de Vigilància Radiològica ambiental a l'entorn de les centrals nuclears (Lot 2 Ascò)GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
07/01/201531/03/2017Campaña de medidas y estudio de la deposición salina para dar cumplimiento a los requisitos ambientales en la central de palosGAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
01/01/201531/12/2015Estudio de la deposición salina de la torre de refrigeración de la central de ciclo combinado de MálagaGAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
01/01/201531/12/2017Realización de investigaciones conducentes a profundizar en el conocimiento de los niveles radioactivos de las aguas de abastecimientoAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/01/201530/06/2018Estudios de desintegraciones beta y de reacciones para la estructura nuclear, astrofísica y aplicacionesMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Calibración equipos de medida de radiaciones ionizantes de TRESCALTRESCAL ESPAÑA DE METROLOGIA SLU
01/01/201531/12/2019Premi ICREA Academia 2014INSTITUCIO CAT DE RECERCA I

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
04/06/202003/06/2024Participación en programas internacionales de termohidráulica experimental y de verificación/validación, desarrollo de herramientas avanzadas de simulación y aplicación a las plantas españolas.CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
03/06/202031/12/2020Calibración de los equipos de medida de radiaciones ionizantes suministrados por la empresa IHD Laboratorio de Calibración, S.L.UIHD LABORATORIO DE CALIBRACION SLU
01/06/202031/05/2023Radon metrology for use in climate change observation and radiation protection at environmental levelEUR ASS OF NAT METROLOGY INST
13/02/202014/09/2021Calibración equipos de medida de radiaciones ionizantes de los clientes de Trescal España de Metrología, S.L.U. 2020-2021#13 de febrero de 2020 hasta la fecha en la que se hayan realizado la totalidaTRESCAL ESPAÑA DE METROLOGIA SLU
07/02/202006/02/2021Campaña de medidas y estudio de la deposición salina de las torres de refrigeración de la central de ciclo combinado de San Roque para dar cumplimiento a los requisitos medioambientalesGAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
02/02/202002/01/2023CONVENIO ENTRE EL CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR Y LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA, SOBRE UN PROGRAMA DE VIGILANCIA RADIOLÓGICA AMBIENTAL (RED DE ESTACIONES DE MUESTREO)CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
29/01/202031/12/2020Convenio calibración ACPRO 2020ASESORIA Y CONTROL EN PROTECCION RA
12/11/201931/12/2020Intercomparación de sistemas de medida de radón en el aireCONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
11/11/201920/12/2019Mesures d'absorció/desorció de CO2REFTRANS SA
25/10/201925/11/2019Asesoramiento y estudio de resultados para el programa de análisis espectrométrico del equipo de medición de la radiación gamma en aerosoles modelo MEGA.RADITEL SERVEIS I SUB TEC, SL
01/09/201931/08/2023Supplying Accurate Nuclear data for energy and non-energy ApplicationsCommission of European Communities
01/08/201930/06/2020Independent assessment of the Locust thermal hydraulic system codeDMS NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY CO LTD
15/07/201914/07/2020Acuerdo específico CSN/UPC Intercomparación destinada a valorar el grado de fiabilidad de los SDPE autorizados en España.CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
01/07/201930/06/2022001-P-001722_Fusió a Catalunya (Fusion Cat)GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/06/201930/10/2020Desarrollo de herramientas para la simulación y optimización del vaciado de piscinas de combustible gastado de centrales nuclearesEndesa Generación, S.A.
22/05/201930/09/2019Desarrollo de instrumentación para la medición de neutronesDiseño y Productos Tecnológicos DIC
01/05/201931/01/2020APROXIMACIÓ INNOVADORA A LA DOSIMETRIA NEUTRÒNICA EN CAMPS CONTINUS I POLSATSAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/04/201931/03/2022Convenio de colaboración entre CSN,UPC y FIBHCSC sobre estimadciones de dosis ocupacionales en cristalino en instalaciones sanitarias y de investigación (EDOCI)CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
01/04/201931/03/2023Bimetallic catalyst knowledge-based development for energy applicationsCommission of European Communities
26/03/201931/07/2019Irradiación de dosímetros personales y elaboración de un informe sobre su fiabilidadA.N.A ASCO-VANDELLOS II A.I.E.
18/02/201917/02/2022Simulación predictiva, diagnósticos activos e interfaz (codac) de control dinámico de balance de tritio para sistemas complejos de planta (iter): complexcodacAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
29/01/201928/07/2019Desenvolupament de tasques per a la millora de teixits d'altes prestacionsAPRESTOS DE LANERIA, S.A.
21/01/201931/12/2019Calibración de equipos de medida de radiacones ionizantes de Autoridad del Canal de Panamá con la empresa Quirón PrevenciónQUIRON PREVENCION SL
15/01/201931/12/2019Calibración de equipos de medida de radiaciones ionizantes de los clientes de ACPROASESORIA Y CONTROL EN PROTECCION RA
14/01/201913/01/2022Simulació i desenvolupament de reactors catalítics per la tecnologia de l'hidrogen.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201931/12/2021Mejora del rendimiento (corrosión e integridad mecánica) de sustratos de materiales duros mediante recubrimeintos PVD AlCrSiN e implantación de ionesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
30/10/201830/11/2018Colaboración en la organización de un workshop de actividades analíticas de los proyectos OECD/PKL4 y OECD/ATLAS2CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
17/07/201831/12/2018Campaña de medidas y estudio de la deposición salina para dar cumpliento a los requisitos ambientales en la central de PalosGAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
01/06/201831/12/2019Personal Online Dosimetry Using Computational MethodsCommission of European Communities
14/03/201814/05/2018Estudi de viabilitat d'un anàlisi CFD de l'operació backwash de columnes d'absorció selectivaIMPROCESS TECHNOLOGY ANAD
01/03/201810/05/2018Caracterización y medidas de adsorción/desorción de dióxido de carbono en dos muestras de material adsorbenteREFTRANS SA
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U019 Estudio de la planificación integrada de recursos para el desarrollo sostenible de las comunidades tradicionales de la isla de Cardoso, São Paulo, BrasilCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
21/02/201831/07/2018Campaña de medidas y estudio de la deposición salina para dar cumpliento a los requisitos ambientales en la central de San RoqueGAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
01/02/201801/02/2020Calibración de equipos de medida de radiaciones ionizantes de Trescal 2018TRESCAL ESPAÑA DE METROLOGIA SLU
31/01/201831/12/2018Sponsorship 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of cerium dioxide in CatalysisQIANDONG RARE EARTH GROUP CO., LTD
26/01/201831/12/2018Sponsorship 3rd Fundamentals and applications of cerium dioxide in CatalysisSPECS SURFACE NANO ANALYSIS GMBH
12/01/201831/12/2018Esponsorització 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium dioxide in CatalysisINSTITUT ESTUDIS CATALANS
01/01/201831/12/2020Campaña de medidas y estudio de la deposición salina para dar cumplimiento a los requisitos ambientales en la central de palos (2018)GAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
01/01/201831/12/2020Profundització en el coneixement dels nivells radiactius d'aigües d'abastamentAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/01/201831/12/2020Experimentos de estructura nuclear y astrofísica con haces radioactivos y neutrones y aplicacionesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2018Treballs d'anàlisi de mostres de control del pla de vigilància radiològica ambiental a l'entorn de les centrals nuclears d'Ascó.GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201831/12/2018Realització d'analítiques de radioactiviat en aigües (SA1402)GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
01/01/201831/12/2018Assaigs de radioactivitat de mostres ambientals. Anàlisis de les activitats degudes a isòtops radiactius presents en mostres d'aigua.LABORATORI DR. OLIVER RODÉS, S.A.
20/12/201720/12/2018Estudio de la reacción de síntesis de amoniaco a partir del nitrógeno e hidrógeno utilizando el catalizador hidroxiapatita permanentemente polarizada y optimización de los parámetros de reacciónB. BRAUN SURGICAL, S.A.
01/12/201731/12/2019Control de la exposición a fuentes naturales de radiaciónAGUAS DANONE
01/12/201730/11/2019Dosimetría personal en linea (on line) utilizando métodos computacionalesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
06/10/201706/02/2018Comparativa de detectors de nova generació per determinar la seva utilització a la Xarxa de Vigilància Radiològica de la Generalitat i anàlisi i proposta tècnica d'un sistema d'instrumentació digitalGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/08/201731/07/2020Metrology for mobile detection of ionising radiation following a nuclear or radiological incidentEUR ASS OF NAT METROLOGY INST
07/07/201728/02/2018Desarrollo de herramienta de optimización de llenado de contenedores para almacenamiento y transporte de combustibleEndesa Generación, S.A.
23/06/201731/12/2017Estudio de deposiciones salinas de la torre de refrigeración de la central de ciclo combinado de Málaga para el año 2017GAS NATURAL FENOSA GENERACION SLU
01/06/201728/02/2022Implications of Medical Low Dose Radiation ExposureCommission of European Communities
29/05/201729/07/2017Estudi sobre l'estat actual de l'energia nuclear en la generació d'energia elèctrica a CatalunyaINST. CATALA ENERGIA (ICAEN)
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