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EDF and University of Bristol sign international framework agreement for nuclear Research, Education and Innovation

On the 26th and 27th April 2018, a delegation from the University of Bristol, led by Dr Erik Lithander, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International), travelled to the EDF France’s research laboratories in Saclay near Paris. A framework agreement was signed on the day by Dr Lithander and Jacques Sacreste, EDF R&D’s Vice-President for International and Partnerships, and later […]

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Focus on Fukushima in latest Nuclear Seminar Series

Dr Rob Malkin from the University of Bristol presented the latest South West Nuclear Hub Seminar this week which focused on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in 2011, and the subsequent decommissioning recovery challenge that is expected to take 100 years or more. The talk gave a comprehensive view of the events leading up to […]

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Major New Project on Nuclear Structural Integrity Kicks Off at the University of Bristol

The South West Nuclear Hub recently hosted the kick-off meeting for a major new project on structural integrity of nuclear materials. Project MAINTAiN, “Multi-scAle INTegrity assessment for Advanced high-temperature Nuclear systems”, is a three year project, funded by EPSRC. The University of Bristol’s Dr Mahmoud Mostafavi (Lecturer in Nuclear Structural Integrity) is leading this project, […]

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New Project on Review of Nuclear Robotics Systems

The University of Bristol (UoB), in partnership with Thales UK and the University of the West of England (UWE), has been awarded funding for a project on “Approaches to Safety Critical Certification for RAI Systems”. This project has been funded by the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) – one of the two UK nuclear robotics […]

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Latest Nuclear Research Publications

The South West Nuclear Hub brings together a network of multi-disciplinary academics spanning numerous departments including Physics, Engineering and Earth Sciences. Here are the latest research papers published by this community. Research Publications Darnbrough, J. E.; Harker, R. M.; Griffiths, I.; Wermeille, D.; Lander, G. H.; Springell, R (2018). Interaction between U/UO2 bilayers and hydrogen […]

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Student Group Project Visit to Assystem

A group of four postgraduate students from the University of Bristol recently visited the Preston offices of Assystem Energy & Infrastructure Limited, as part of their group research project. The students are all studying on the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering and are working together on a project, sponsored by EDF, on alternative methods of condition […]

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Successful European Nuclear Research Project Meeting – ATLAS+

The South West Nuclear Hub recently hosted a successful meeting of a major European nuclear research project, ATLAS+ (Advanced Structural Integrity Assessment Tools for Safe Long Term Operations). The University of Bristol academic lead on this project is Dr Mahmoud Mostafavi, working with Dr Chris Simpson (Research Associate) and Ryan Coulthard (PhD student). The ATLAS+ […]

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