Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), www.upm.es, is the oldest and largest Spanish technical university, with more than 4.000 faculty members, around 38.000 undergraduate students and 6.000 postgraduates in 21 Schools of study. UPM benefits from the heritage of its schools: the most ancient ones were founded in the 18th century. Nowadays UPM’s Schools cover most of engineering disciplines, as well as Architecture, Computer Science and

Geodesy & Cartography. Moreover, UPM as a top quality academic establishment, has a strong commitment to R&D and Innovation, boasting over 225 Research Units and over 10 Research Institutes and Technological Centers, contributing significantly to the international scientific community with a high number of journal papers, conference communications, and PhD theses.

The Department of Nuclear Engineering is the only one fully devoted to Nuclear Engineering in Spain. It has about 50 students per year in the undergraduate level and about 30 students in the Master of Research in “Nuclear Science and Technology”. This Master has achieved the quality evaluations of excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

The research group on Reactor Physics has many years of research experience in reactor simulation, covering the following areas: Nuclear Data Analysis and Processing, Neutronics, Core Thermal-hydraulics, Plant Dynamics, Isotopic Inventory Characterization, Uncertainty Analysis, for different nuclear systems.

The group has been involved, among others, in the following European projects in the 6 th Framework Programme: “Neutronics/Thermal-hydraulics Coupling in LWR Technology (CRISSUE-S)”, “European Platform for Nuclear Reactor Simulations (NURESIM)” and “European Research Programme for the Transmutation of High Level Nuclear Waste in an Accelerator Driven System (EUROTRANS)”. And in the 7th Framework Programme: “Sustainable Nuclear Fission-Technology Platform (SNF-TP)”, “European Sodium Fast Reactor (ESFR)”, “Nuclear Reactor Integrated Simulation Project (NURISP)” and “Accurate Nuclear Data for Nuclear Energy Sustainability (ANDES)”. At present, the group is involved in “Nuclear Reactor Safety Simulation Platform (NURESAFE)”, “Preparing ESNII for HORIZON 2020 (ESNII+)” and “Solving Challengues in Nuclear Data for the Safety of European Nuclear Facilities (CHANDA)”.

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
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