Research

Two researchers working at computer

Problem-oriented research

  • Lifetime extension
  • Safety systems
  • Plant monitoring

Underlying research

  • Materials
  • Computer systems
  • Engineering design

Nuclear futures

  • Policy
  • Finance
  • Energy portfolio

Timescales

  • Applied research: up to 10 years
  • Advanced research: 10 - 20 years
  • Nuclear futures: 20 - 50 years

University of Bristol capabilities

Challenges

  • Nuclear new build
  • Existing nuclear
  • Decommissioning

Global research themes

  • Materials and structural performance
  • Waste and fuel management
  • Risks and resilience
  • Systems reliability
  • Monitoring technologies and robotics

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