University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a leading research-intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group. Nationally and internationally, it is recognised for research and innovation excellence, quality teaching and learning and is ranked among the top 20 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2019) and is one of the top 100 global universities (QS World University Rankings, 2019).


GAU-Radioanalytical, a leading University of Southampton Enterprise and Research Group that holds ISO17025 accreditation.  It brings to the Hub a 30-year record of serving the nuclear waste characterisation, defence, regulatory and environment sectors.

Alongside its main activity of delivering industry-focused radioanalytical services, GAU also actively trains next-generation PhD scientists fit for the nuclear sector through the NDA, AWE and other industry funding streams. The group’s international reputation in radioactive waste characterisation, contract delivery and problem solving has led to its membership of the Magnox RATS and WCASS Frameworks. It is also distinguished through several nationally-significant environmental radioactivity projects involving high precision isotopic measurements (Greenham Common Study, AWE Environmental Study, Severn Estuary OBT Study).