Aneeqa Khan

PhD Nuclear Engineering

Aneeqa Khan

My project looks to underpin the key mechanisms at the micro-scale that control the mechanical performance of tungsten alloys under realistic environmental conditions in a fusion power plant.

About me

I completed my Mechanical Engineering [BEng] at The University of Manchester and knew it had one of the best nuclear research departments in the world, so I decided to undertake my PhD here too.

During my undergraduate degree, I gained a lot of theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills. The third year project was particularly useful as it allowed me to develop my aptitude for research, carrying out experiments, and independent working.

My project

Project title: Damage mechanisms in irradiated tungsten alloys for fusion power plants

Abstract: I am currently studying for a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Paul Mummery and Dr Jimenez-Melero. My project looks to underpin the key mechanisms at the micro-scale that control the mechanical performance of tungsten alloys under realistic environmental conditions in a fusion power plant. The knowledge gained in this project will hopefully allow the development of tungsten alloys with optimised performance in fusion plasma conditions.

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