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Successful second year of Bristol-MAI exchange programme

A group of MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering students from the University of Bristol recently participated in a week-long training programme at the Materials Ageing Institute (MAI), EDF Lab Les Renardières, Paris. This exchange is part of a three-year training agreement between the South West Nuclear Hub and the EDF Materials Ageing Institute. Every year as part of […]

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Renewal of Nuclear Energy Futures CDT

Several members of the South West Nuclear Hub are celebrating the renewal of the Nuclear Energy Futures Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), funded by EPSRC. The centre, led by Imperial College London, involves the University of Bristol, EDF Energy, Cavendish Nuclear and the National Nuclear Laboratory alongside many other collaborators. Other main University partners are […]

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Research News from the Hub Academic Network

GW4 DOCTORAL STUDENT TRAINING SCHEME – OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS – DEADLINE FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY The purpose of this award is to fund new student-led discipline-specific research training for postgraduate research students studying at GW4 universities. This scheme is NOW OPEN for applications. Call Name: Doctoral Student Training Scheme Call Deadline: 11:59pm 1st February 2019 Applications to be submitted to: gw4-pgr@bristol.ac.uk Download: Application […]

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Award for Submersible Raman Inspection Platform

University of Bristol researchers have successfully tested an underwater inspection platform for use in nuclear waste legacy ponds as part of a RAIN Hub project for Sellafield Ltd. Dr Dave Megson-Smith won an award for this work at the recent RAIN Hub Big Meet research poster competition. Sellafield legacy ponds were originally intended for the […]

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Insights into Digital Twins

The Design and Manufacturing Futures laboratory, based at the University of Bristol, is researching and creating the tools and technologies of tomorrow, providing game-changing capability for the design, manufacture, operation and disposal of next generation products and machines. While very often based on a virtual prototype (inc. multi-physics) a digital twin has: a role beyond […]

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Venturing towards the ‘Unknown Room’

This last week saw the first culmination of a joint RAIN demonstrator project with the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) and the Universities of Manchester and Bristol. The ‘Unknown Room’ project has seen the two university teams develop a pair of robotic platforms with an in-common interchangeable radiation detection system. The challenge is to analyse a […]

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Research News from the Hub Academic Network

Research Outputs The South West Nuclear Hub brings together a network of multi-disciplinary academics spanning numerous universities and departments. Here are some of the latest research papers published by this community. University of Bristol Research Publications Find all research outputs from the University of Bristol here: https://research-information.bristol.ac.uk/en/ Researchers have successfully tested a remotely-operated underwater vehicle […]

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South West nuclear skills expanding to meet demand

World class facilities are rewriting the training manual for graduates and apprentices entering the nuclear industry in the South West of England as the sector experiences unprecedented growth. Statistics from the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group say approximately 13,000 skilled people are required in the region to meet the nuclear sector’s skills demand between 2016 and […]

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