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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

Zhenhai Zou will defend his thesis Study of grains ejection out of a pressurized cylinder on Wednesday 16th October 2019 in Marseille (France).

Léa Tillard will defend her thesis Impact evaluation of the management options for plutonium and minor actinides in the nuclear phase out on Friday 22th November 2019 in Fontenay-aux-Roses (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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