Guanze has been working on several projects to understand the irradiation induced damages in Zirconium alloys and their impact on the in-reactor corrosion behaviours. This is a highly desired topic by the nuclear industry for the development of the high burnup fuels. He is working on the characterisation of the irradiation damages in Zr metal matrix, including the distribution and evolution of irradiation induced precipitates and dislocation loops, the destruction of the Beta Nb particles and the decomposition of the Beta Zr phase and so on. He uses various electron microscopy techniques such as TEM, SEM, FIB, with a concentration on the TEM based spectroscopy analysis EDX and EELS.
Guanze started his DPhil project in October 2016 and submitted his thesis in March 2020. Since then he has worked as a post graduate research assistance in the group. He is collaborating with the UK National Nuclear Lab (NNL) to apply EELS analysis on a series of Nuclear related material research.