Promoting a Nuclear Renaissance at the Engineering Faculty Showcase

Nuclear Energy presented as a key theme at the Faculty of Engineering Research Showcase

Nuclear energy and the research happening at the University of Bristol played a core role at the Faculty of Engineering's Research Showcase this week. We presented our exhibition stand to around 200 industrial delegates, and pitched the role Bristol can play in the nuclear industry's future.

Bristol's role in the UK's nuclear renaissance

As part of the series of research insight presentations throughout the afternoon,  Dr Mahmoud Mostafavi spoke on Bristol's role in the UK's nuclear renaissance. This talk explained the multi-disciplinary nature of our research network and emphasised Bristol's strategic position in the nuclear industry.

Dr Mostafavi is the Programme Director for MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering.

Civil Engineering Perspective on Nuclear Plant Safety

Dr Anastasios Sextos, from the Department of Civil Engineering, also touched on the nuclear theme with a focus on plant safety. The Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering research group has recently won an Institute of Civil Engineers award for its PLEX Project. This looked at ways to build and monitor nuclear reactor core structures in seismic conditions.

Faculty Research Showcase

The University of Bristol's biennial Research Showcase took place on Tuesday 14th November in the new wing of the Queen's Building. This event saw around 200 industry delegates visit the Faculty of Engineering to learn about its numerous research themes, including nuclear energy.

The Industrial Liaison Office has collated all the Insight Talks and research group information from this event on their website -


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