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Bristol students win Waste Management Symposium prizes

There was success for University of Bristol PhD students at the recent Waste Management Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. Roy G Post Scholarship Award Dean Connor, from the School of Physics, was successful in receiving a Dr Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship for the Symposium. Dean was awarded the $7500 postgraduate scholarship alongside seven other students […]

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Nuclear Forensics: Determining the origin of uranium ores from geochemical signatures

Research Area: Nuclear Hazards and Risks Researcher: David Reading, University of Southampton Partners: AWE Funders: AWE Outreach award   The Challenge Nuclear forensics is dedicated to the characterisation of radiological and nuclear materials out of regulatory control. Its purpose is to determine the history of such nuclear material, for example its provenance and geolocation which […]

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Assessment of Sorbent Materials for the Remediation of Radionuclide Contaminated Groundwater

Research Area: Nuclear Hazards and Risks Researcher: GAU-Radioanalytical, University of Southampton Partners: National Nuclear Laboratory Funders: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Bursary   The Challenge Decades of leaks have contaminated parts of the Separation Area at Sellafield with a mixture of anthropogenic radionuclides. The more mobile of these radionuclides (HTO, Sr and Tc) have polluted the groundwater […]

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Latest nuclear cohort graduates from Bristol

The 2018/19 cohort of students on the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering programme graduated from the University of Bristol this week The ceremony for the Faculty of Science took place in the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building. This included the MSc students on the Nuclear Science and Engineering programme, which saw its largest cohort to […]

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Project FORCE: Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

Research Area: Structural Integrity PI: Solid Mechanics Research Group, University of Bristol Partners: Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Nuclear AMRC, Veqter, Cammell Laird Funders: BEIS Nuclear Innovation Programme Project FORCE involves three work packages focussed on developing structural integrity assessment methods with an aim to reduce the blockers for the wide-scale use of power beam welding techniques in […]

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A Collaborative Database to Support the Ongoing Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning

Research Area: Nuclear Hazards and Risks Researchers: Dr Peter Martin, Dr David Richards, Professor Tom Scott – University of Bristol Partners: Diamond Light Source, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Sellafield Ltd. Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Contact:   The Challenge The accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) in March 2011 represents […]

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Nuclear waste could be recycled for diamond battery power

Work has begun at Berkeley power station in Gloucestershire to remove radioactive waste products from the site as part of its decommissioning programme.  To try and reduce the time and cost of this operation, a team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol hope to recycle material from the irradiated graphite to generate […]

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Bristol Professor awarded JSPS Fellowship

Professor Philip Thomas of the University of Bristol has been awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) International Fellowship. The JSPS provides fellowship programmes for overseas researchers who have an excellent record of research achievements to conduct collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. The programmes are intended to […]

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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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