Axpo Power AG
Internship: Systematic screening of BWR limiting transient events
Department: Nuclear Fuel Department, Nuclear Division, Baden, Switzerland
Company: Axpo Power AG
Axpo is driven by a single purpose – to enable a sustainable future through innovative energy solutions. As Switzerland's largest producer of renewable and nuclear energy and an international leader in energy trading and the marketing of solar and wind power, we combine the experience and expertise of more than 5000 employees driven by a passion for innovation, collaboration and impactful change. Through cutting-edge technologies, we innovate to meet the evolving needs of our customers in over 30 countries across Europe, the US and Asia.
In this project the student will have the opportunity to dive into the modelling of transient events for the Leibstadt nuclear power plant (KKL) using state-of-the-art computational tools for neutronics and thermal-hydraulics. The work will focus on the familiarization of the transient modelling and on systematically identifying/reviewing the operating conditions that lead to the most challenging scenarios for an operational Boiling Water Reactor.
- Familiarity with BWR technology
- Coding skills (Python or Matlab; bash would be an advantage)
- Independent work attitude and approaching tasks with critical thinking
- Comprehensive technical writing skills
- Written and spoken fluency in English (German is a plus)
You will have the opportunity to work alongside nuclear experts and apply your academic and research background in real industrial applications. In this project you will have the opportunity to work in a hybrid mode (office work in main headquarters in Baden and home-office). Depending on the outcome of the project, the internship could be extended and/or a master thesis topic could be proposed.
Axpo Power AG offers 12 internship proposals for the Summer 2023.
Please, apply via email to Dr. Dionysios Chionis (firstname.lastname@example.org) until 28.02.2023 by submitting:
- your CV,
- a short motivation letter,
- your Master program grades (1st semester at EPFL), and
- a list of the Axpo internship proposals that you are interested in.