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NAMRC Researchers in Residence projects begin

Two researchers are starting projects at the Nuclear AMRC supported by the Researchers in Residence programme.  Dr Nicolas Larrosa of the University of Bristol is investigating additive manufacture for fusion applications, while Dr Simon Fletcher of the University of Huddersfield in developing new tools to improve machining accuracy for the largest components. Additive manufacturing for […]

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Bristol Researcher Thesis published by Springer

Dr Peter Martin of the Interface Analysis Centre at the University of Bristol has had his PhD thesis published by Springer in their series recognising outstanding PhD research. Peter’s PhD was nominated by the School of Physics for a Springer thesis, a prestigious and exclusive honour awarded to the best theses in physical sciences from […]

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Bristol researchers venture to the Chernobyl red forest

A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Bristol, as part of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR), recently travelled to Chernobyl exclusion zone, 33 years after the nuclear accident at the power plant in Ukraine. The team carried out a series of radiation mapping surveys using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) including the […]

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Hub Members Advise Government on Nuclear Innovation and Research

Members of the South West Nuclear Hub network have contributed to the first Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board (Nirab) annual report since the Board re-convened in 2018. The Nirab Board’s membership includes industrial and academic partners of the South West Nuclear Hub with representatives from EDF Energy, the University of Oxford, the University of […]

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EQUALLE™ Alliance and the University of Bristol sign a MoU to cooperate on Nuclear Equipment Qualification

EQUALLE™ (the alliance of Framatome, Bureau Veritas, Doosan Babcock) and the University of Bristol are pleased to announce the signature of a MoU to cooperate on Nuclear Equipment Qualification. EQUALLE™ and the University of Bristol have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to work together on seismic qualification of equipment. Under this partnership, […]

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Bristol PhD students win prestigious corrosion student awards

University of Bristol students David Kumar and Stacy Moore have both won prizes to attend prestigious international workshops on corrosion, as part of their PhDs sponsored by NNL on corrosion in nuclear environments. David started his PhD at the University of Bristol in 2018, with NNL providing industrial supervision. David is investigating the commissioning chemistry […]

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First ever images of fuel debris fallout particles from Fukushima Daiichi unveiled

Unique synchrotron visualisation techniques offer new forensic insights into the provenance of radioactive material from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident to understand the sequence of events related to the accident In April 2017, a joint team comprising the University of Bristol, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron […]

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UWE environmental radioactivity research featured on the BBC

The recent BBC documentary In the Shadow of Chernobyl featured research from Hub member the University of the West of England into environmental radioactivity and radionuclide behaviour. Professor Neil Willey leads the UWE team that is part of the Transfer, Exposure, Effects: Understanding Radioactivity in the Environment (TREE) project that featured in the news programme […]

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Science brought to life for South West students

Photo of Sarah White playing Lise Meitner, in front of the formula she wrote to explain nuclear fission.  Photo taken by Eve Williams©, a year 12 photography student at Clyst Vale Community College (one of the schools the tour will visit) INSPIRING young minds to embrace science is the ambitious aim of a dynamic local […]

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