MMCS MD on Fusion CDT Expert Advisory Board
We are proud to announce that MMCS MD Monica Mwanje has joined the Expert Advisory Board for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fusion Energy (Fusion CDT).
Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Fusion CDT is a collaboration between five of the UK’s top universities – Durham, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and York – plus world-class research institutes, including Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Central Laser Facility, National Nuclear Laboratory, AWE, National Ignition Facility, ITER and Fusion for Energy, as well as industry organisations in the civil nuclear and fusion arena.
As part of her new role, Monica brings 17 years of experience within the civil nuclear sector. In particular, she will be providing her knowledge and experience in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) to aid outreach to a more diverse student body, and contribute to the increase of student intake from underrepresented groups.
Prof. Howard Wilson of the University of York, and Director of Fusion CDT, says: “We are very excited that Monica has agreed to join the world-class panel of experts that advise the operation of our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fusion Energy. The engineering experience that she brings, together with her experience in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment that encourages diversity, will be invaluable as we develop the next generation of fusion leaders.”
Find out more about Fusion CDT via their website: https://fusion-cdt.ac.uk