|Fundamental Study of Heat Transfer to Supercritical Fluids in Support of the Development of Novel Inherently Safe Nuclear Reactors|
|Supervisor: Professor Shuisheng He|
Nuclear power is recognised worldwide as having the potential to play an important part in providing sustainable, low-carbon and secure energy. Whereas the deployment of nuclear power is inevitable, ensuring total safety is of paramount importance, which has unfortunately been demonstrated in the recent events at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. Currently researchers from many countries are working together under the framework of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) to lay the groundwork for future advanced nuclear reactors, which promise significant improvements in economics, safety, reliability and sustainability over current reactors.