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Theses at IRSN

At IRSN, training through research is viewed as a transfer of knowledge and skills where IRSN does its utmost to ensure that doctoral students produce theses which will give them the best possible start to their future career. It also provides the opportunity to create strong links with university research, and this is a key element in maintaining the quality of the Institute’s research activities. The following pages offer a presentation of past, present, and future theses.


Thesis proposals


Recruitment for PhD proposals at the IRSN laboratories for the 2019 academic year is over! See you at the end of the year for the 2020 proposals.


Theses in progress


There are permanently about 90 PhD students in IRSN's laboratories.



Theses vivas


Florian Ouvrier-Buffet will defend his thesis Design and qualification of US NDE for detection of concrete swelling pathologies on Friday 13th December 2019 in Aix-en-provence (France)

Noé Brice Nkoumbou Kaptchouang will defend his thesis Micromechanical modeling of the ductile damage with a cohesive-volumetric approach: application to the irradiated UO2 on Monday 16th December 2019 in Montpellier (France)

Shambhavi Nandan will defend his thesis Evolution of corium configurations in the bottom of the reactor pressure vessel in case of severe accident in a nuclear reactor on Friday 20th December 2019 in Cadarache (France)


 Last and upcoming theses vivas 


Past theses

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In practice

Theses days

Who to contact

For questions about theses or post-doctoral research topics for the current year, you should contact the appropriate research laboratory directly.

For any other information, please contact:
Céline Dinocourt, coordonator of the training-through-research programme


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