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Nuclear consortium wins Royal Society of Chemistry award

The DISTINCTIVE consortium, focused on nuclear decommissioning and waste management, has won a Royal Society for Chemistry award for industry-academia collaboration. This EPSRC-funded consortium, led by the University of Leeds, was set up to deliver research that addressed challenges associated with the continuing safe storage and disposal of radioactive legacy nuclear waste. The University of […]

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Hub members win funding for new National Nuclear User Facilities

Several members of the South West Nuclear Hub have been awarded significant funding for four National Nuclear User Facility bids covering robotics, microscopy, radiochemistry and materials research. The National Nuclear User Facility (NNUF) was launched when HM Government’s announced its Nuclear Industrial Strategy in 2013. The aim of the NNUF is to provide the UK […]

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TRANSCEND First Annual Meeting

The 1st Annual Meeting of the TRANSCEND consortium is being held on the 3rd & 4th April at The Apex City of Bath Hotel. The meeting dinner will be on the 3rd April at The Roman Baths and Pump Room.

This is the 1st Annual Meeting of the TRANSCEND Consortium and it will bring together academics, researchers and industrial stakeholders from across the civil nuclear sector. The meeting is the annual showcase for our research and is a good opportunity to meet with others involved with nuclear waste and decommissioning.

The meeting will take place over 2 days and will include oral and poster presentations from our researchers as well as keynote speakers.

Wednesday 3rd April

  • Theme 1 Integrated Waste Management
  • Theme 2 Site Decommissioning & Remediation

Thursday 4th April

  • Theme 3 Spent Fuels
  • Theme 4 Nuclear Materials
  • Links to ongoing research

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Tickets are free and can be found on Eventbrite.

For more information contact Dr Lois S Tovey ( l.tovey@leeds.ac.uk).

The TRANSCEND programme

TRANSCEND is a collaborative research consortium of 11 universities and 8 industry partners. The £9.4 million EPSRC research programme comprises 40 projects which will address some of the key challenges within nuclear decommissioning and waste management.

The work of the consortium continues, rationalises and extends that previously undertaken on DISTINCTIVE with increased breadth, particularly in bringing together the academic and industrial communities to take more of a whole life cycle approach to decommissioning and waste management.

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Renewal of Nuclear Energy Futures CDT

Several members of the South West Nuclear Hub are celebrating the renewal of the Nuclear Energy Futures Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), funded by EPSRC. The centre, led by Imperial College London, involves the University of Bristol, EDF Energy, Cavendish Nuclear and the National Nuclear Laboratory alongside many other collaborators. Other main University partners are […]

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TRANSCEND Industry Roadshow

The TRANSCEND Industry Roadshow is a chance to learn about the new £9.4 million EPSRC research programme being undertaken by our consortium of universities and nuclear industry partners.

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10:00 Registration / Teas & Coffees

10:30 Introduction and Housekeeping

10:40 TRANSCEND: An Overview Prof. Mike Fairweather, University of Leeds

10:55 Theme 1 Integrated Waste Management Dr Claire Corkhill, University of Sheffield

11:20 Theme 2 Site Decommissioning and Remediation Dr. Luc Vandeperre, Imperial College

11:45 Theme 3 Spent Fuels Prof. Tom Scott, University of Bristol

12:10 Theme 4 Nuclear Materials Prof Colin Boxhall, Lancaster University

12:35 Lunch & Networking

13:30 Impact Dr. Joanna Renshaw, University of Strathclyde

13:55 Industry partner involvement Geoff Randall, Sellafield Ltd.

14:20 Discussion

14:50 Closing remarks


Registration will be on a first come first served basis so you are advised to register early.

Tickets via Eventbrite

There is no cost to attend this event.

Should you require further information please contact Dr Lois Tovey, phone: 0113 343 0560

The TRANSCEND programme

TRANSCEND is a collaborative research consortium of 11 universities and 8 industry partners. The £9.4million research programme comprises 40 projects which will address some of the key challenges within nuclear decommissioning and waste management.

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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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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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Latest Nuclear Research Publications

The South West Nuclear Hub brings together a network of multi-disciplinary academics spanning numerous departments including Physics, Engineering and Earth Sciences. Here are the latest research papers published by this community. Research Publications Banos, A.; Harker, N. J.; Scott, T. B. A review of uranium corrosion by hydrogen and the formation of uranium hydride.  In: Corrosion Science, […]

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Major New Project on Nuclear Structural Integrity Kicks Off at the University of Bristol

The South West Nuclear Hub recently hosted the kick-off meeting for a major new project on structural integrity of nuclear materials. Project MAINTAiN, “Multi-scAle INTegrity assessment for Advanced high-temperature Nuclear systems”, is a three year project, funded by EPSRC. The University of Bristol’s Dr Mahmoud Mostafavi (Lecturer in Nuclear Structural Integrity) is leading this project, […]

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