Supported by:

Bright Mweetwa

PhD Student

Bright is a PhD student (Nuclear Engineering) in Reactor Design and Thermal Hydraulics with a focus on Small Modular Reactors Reactor Physics. His PhD work is under the supervision of Dr. Marat Margulis from academia,and Dr. Marcus Dahlfors from the Industry. Bright’s PhD is being sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in collaboration with Bangor University.

Bright has a BSc in Atomic Physics from the University of Zambia, and an IAEA sponsored MPhil in Nuclear Engineering (Nuclear Science and Technology) from the University of Ghana. His MPhil research work focused on evaluating the safety parameters of Ghana’s Research Reactor-1 (GHARR-1) after 19 years of operation.

Bright is a ZambianGovernment employee with more than 10 years’ work experience in the nuclear field. He has worked as a lecturer at Evelyn Hone College, as a researcher at the National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR)Nuclear Energy Team, and as a Director-Nuclear Technology Assessment under the Zambia Atomic Energy Agency (ZAMATOM). Prior to pursuing his PhD, Bright was working for the Ministry of Technology and Science (MoTS) as a Nuclear Officer-Nuclear Technology Development for Zambia’s nuclear programme. He has been involved in nuclear policy/legal framework development as well as contract negotiations for projects under Zambia’s nuclear programme.