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Framatome prize for Bristol-Oxford Centre Member

Professor Sergio Lozano-Perez from the University of Oxford has been awarded the first Framatome Excellence in Reactor Science award in recognition of his significant contributions to nuclear science and research. Minister Counsellor François Revardeaux joined Framatome executives in presenting the award during a ceremony at the French Embassy in London. Find out more about #carbonneutrality […]

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Bristol spin-out to develop longlife sensors for Sellafield

Electronics experts Sensor Driven, a University of Bristol spin-out company has received Game Changers funding to demonstrate how the technology could be useful in nuclear waste stores at Sellafield. Traditional sensors constantly use battery power, regularly sleeping, waking and measuring when often there is nothing of interest to measure. This typically limits battery lifetime to […]

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Fatal flaws in UK Government’s price of a life

The measurement by which the UK Government attaches a monetary value to saving a human life is invalid and should be overhauled, according to Professor of Risk Management at the University of Bristol, Philip Thomas. In a new paper, published in the journal Measurement, Professor Thomas argues the UK Value of a Prevented Fatality or VPF is […]

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Nuclear industry jobs continue to increase in South West

The Nuclear Industry Association has published its annual jobs map of the UK for 2019, that shows nearly 60,000 people are employed in the civil nuclear sector across the UK, equivalent to the aerospace manufacturing industry. The South West is noted as an employment hotspot for the industry, primarily due to new build activity at […]

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Hub Members shortlisted for The Engineer awards

Hub members the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) has been shortlisted for a The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate award. This is for their Nuclear Innovation Programme projects SIMPLE and InFORM. These are collaborations between: Nuclear AMRC, University of Sheffield Physics Dept, University of Strathclyde, TWI, Peak NDT, Sheffield Forgemasters, Metlase, Cambridge Vacuum Engineering. InFORM […]

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National Nuclear Laboratory strengthen relationship with South West Nuclear Hub research network

The South West Nuclear Hub, based at the University of Bristol, is has strengthened its research network by welcoming the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) as its latest member. This is the latest step in a long relationship between the NNL and the University of Bristol that began with the Bristol-Oxford Nuclear Research Centre and continued […]

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The great Bristol shake off – making our world earthquake safe

Can fake earthquakes help safeguard nuclear reactors against natural disasters? Visitors to this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition were given the opportunity to find out for themselves thanks to research from the University of Bristol, in collaboration with Hub members EDF Energy. Members of the public have been able to explore the interactive exhibit […]

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New research identifies Fukushima reactor unit 1 material in environment

Through the analysis of sub-mm particulate sourced from the environment, new research published today in Nature Communications by scientists from the University of Bristol, Diamond Light Source and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has identified specific fallout particles from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in the environment that give insights into the events that […]

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