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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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Three months with Hitachi-GE: a Student’s story

Each year one student on the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering programme at the University of Bristol is able to undertake an exciting internship with Hitachi-GE in Japan. Last year Viktorija Zaksaite spent three months with the company, and this year Jin Ye was selected for this brilliant development opportunity. Here is Jin’s account of his […]

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Further NDA Research Contracts for the University of Bristol

University of Bristol, as a partner of Wood plc, has been awarded two new contracts to carry out research work on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). This follows the announcement earlier this year of a contract for 3D imaging work with the NDA.      Stress Testing for Spent Fuel Storage The first project, led by […]

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Hub nominated as ‘Academic Innovator’ in Award Ceremony

The South West Nuclear Hub has been shortlisted for a The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate Award, and will attend a ceremony next week in London. The Hub enters in the Academic Innovator category, which is awarded to a university department that demonstrates a sustained culture of innovation and collaboration with academic and business partners. Hub members the […]

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Research News from the Hub Academic Network

Grants and Awards Dr Valeska Ting appointed to EPSRC’s Energy Strategic Advisory Committee Congratulations to Dr Valeska Ting of the Cabot Institute Low Carbon Energy research theme. She has been appointed to EPSRC’s Energy Strategic Advisory Committee which provides strategic advice to help develop the Cross-Research Council Energy Program. The program invests more than £625 […]

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Lord Hutton Gives Colston Research Society Annual Lecture

The nuclear industry’s prospects are the brightest for a generation, according to Lord Hutton, one of the country’s most prominent experts on nuclear energy policy.  Lord Hutton gave a public lecture at the University of Bristol as part of the annual Colston Research Society events, where he gave a broad view of the nuclear industry and its […]

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South West Nuclear Hub celebrates research and skills growth on two year anniversary

The South West Nuclear Hub has recently celebrated the second anniversary of its doors opening and colleagues gathered in the David Smith Building to reflect on the success in addressing nuclear skills, research and innovation challenges so far. Download a copy of the infographic here Building on the success of the Bristol-Oxford Nuclear Research Centre […]

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Bristol University Engineer Awarded Two EPSRC Grants

Dr Nico Larrosa of the University of Bristol has been awarded a prestigious RCUK Catapult Researcher in Residence fellowship, as well as a significant research grant to research structural behaviour in collaboration with industry and academic partners. This work will have applications to life extension programmes for in-service nuclear power plants, as well as for other […]

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£9.4m Research Funding Announced for Collaborative Decommissioning Research

A large programme of projects looking into nuclear decommissioning has been announced, that will see a consortium of 11 universities collaborate with industry on over 40 projects with funding totalling over £9m. This includes Hub members the universities of Bristol and Southampton, as well as Cavendish Nuclear. Building on a core grant of £4.6 million […]

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