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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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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 gamma and neutron detection system. The challenge is to […]

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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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Could ‘Iron Man’ style suit be the answer to the world’s biggest nuclear challenge?

If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond. The University of Bristol has won a contract from Sellafield Ltd and Innovate UK to consider using novel wearable technologies for nuclear decommissioning workers. As the lead organisation of a consortium including National Nuclear Laboratory, […]

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Research News from the Hub Academic Network

Grants and Awards Alan Turing Institute Fellows Professor Awais Rashid, Professor of Cyber Security, has been named as one of 30 University of Bristol academics to become an Alan Turing Institute Fellow. 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 […]

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Bristol Academic warns G20 Leaders of IPCC anti-nuclear bias

A group of leading environmental scientists, that included Philip Thomas, Professor of Risk Management at the University of Bristol,  have written an open letter to heads of government of the G20 countries on the anti-nuclear bias of the recent IPCC report. The letter quotes research from the University of Bristol that has developed an objective measure of […]

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South West Nuclear Hub wins Academic Innovator award

Collaborative Projects Recognised As part of the submission, the Hub highlighted three projects that demonstrates its ability to pull together industrial and academic partners to find novel solutions to industrial challenges. The three projects were: 1. Exploring Radioactive Environments with Pipeline Devices A number of prototype devices were designed that allow for the remote characterisation, […]

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