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Investment in New Equipment for Materials Research

As part of recent investment in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol, the Solid Mechanics Research Group (SMRG) has been awarded funding for new equipment to carry out advanced mechanical testing and high temperature measurements. This equipment will be used for experimental research programmes on structural integrity and materials characterisation for industrial […]

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From Fission To Final Fling – Nuclear Institute Seminar

Trevor Chambers from Imperial College London spoke to an audience at the University of Bristol about the CONSORT test reactor and its 50 year journey towards decommissioning. The Nuclear Institute Western Branch hosted Mr Trevor Chambers, Head of Reactor Centre for the Imperial College CONSORT reactor.  This facility is the last civil research reactor in the […]

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Latest Nuclear Research Publications From the University of Bristol

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 Flewitt P.E.J., – Structural Integrity Challenges Related to Long-Term Operation – Materials and Methodology Challenges for Future Nuclear Power Plant – RA Ainsworth […]

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MSc Students Complete Exchange With Materials Ageing Institute

Two students from the South West Nuclear Hub undertook a week-long exchange at the Material Ageing Institute, EDF Lab Les Renardières, Paris. MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering students Rachael Matthews and Tianyi Li undertook an exchange with the Material Ageing Institute (MAI) at the end of January. Here are their accounts of their time in France. Tianyi Li […]

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Hub Hosts UK PONI Cyber Security in Nuclear Event

Last night the South West Nuclear Hub hosted a UK PONI panel event discussing cyber security issues in the nuclear industry. On Wednesday 7th February the South West Nuclear Hub and UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI) collaborated to host an event on cyber security in the civil and military nuclear sectors. The event […]

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Bristol Academic Presents Fukushima Research at IMechE Technical Lecture

Dr Rob Malkin from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol presented at the IMechE Portsmouth & Isle of Wight AGM & Technical Lecture.  The lecture, entitled ‘Britain’s New Nuclear programme – How Green an alternative?’ took place on Wednesday 31st January at the University of Portsmouth. Dr Rob Malkin, Senior Research Associate in […]

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Fukushima Visit Reported in Physics World

Engineering academics from the University of Bristol visited the Fukushima Daiichi site in Japan and their account of their experience has been published in Physics World. Bruce Drinkwater is a Professor of Ultrasonics and Rob Malkin is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol. The pair are working on a […]

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