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Advanced Modular Reactor Webinar Series: Lead-cooled fast reactors

Lead-cooled Fast Reactor – Paolo Ferroni, Westinghouse

Tuesday 27th October, 1-2pm

The Westinghouse Electric Company, a world leader in the development and commercialization of nuclear power plants, is developing a next-generation, medium-capacity nuclear power plant based on lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR) technology. The Westinghouse LFR is a ~450 MWe, highly simplified, passively safe, compact and scalable reactor plant. The talk will be delivered by Dr Paolo Ferroni, the Westinghouse Lead Fast Reactor Technical Lead within Advanced Reactor Development.

Registration

Registration and hosting of the webinar is via the Institute of Physics.

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Advanced Modular Reactor Webinar Series

The UK Government has recently announced a £40m investment to bring forward next generation nuclear energy technology. These “Advanced Modular Reactors” (AMRs) have the potential to unlock new applications for nuclear technology in the carbon-neutral economy of the future – going beyond grid electricity to include the supply of heat, production of Hydrogen, power to communities and industries in remote parts of the world and supporting intermittent renewable supply by storing energy.

In this series of Webinars we will hear from the companies developing the technology – the three projects selected for BEIS funding and Moltex Energy who are forging ahead with first deployment in Canada.

You can register for the other webinars in this series via our events listing: southwestnuclearhub.ac.uk/events

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Advanced Modular Reactor Webinar Series: Spherical Tokamaks

Compact Spherical Tokamak – Rob Slade, Tokamak Energy

Monday 19th October, 1-2pm

Tokamak Energy is aiming to change the way the world generates power by developing a scalable fusion solution that will give the world an attractive new base-load power source that is plentiful, safe, cost effective, secure and clean. Their target is to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion as an energy source by 2030. Rob Slade, Director of Technology Development, will give a talk on the ST-F1 with a focus on the high temperature superconducting magnet technology.

Rob Slade, Director, Technology Development, Tokamak Energy

After receiving a degree in Physics from Bristol University in 1986, Rob started work at Rolls Royce developing gas turbine instrumentation. An interest in electromagnetics led to employment at Oxford Instruments developing downhole NMR instruments using permanent magnets, then high field NMR using superconducting magnets and dynamic nuclear hyperpolarization methods.

After a spell a Siemens Magnet Technology developing whole body MRI, he moved to New Zealand where he developed an extremity MRI scanner using High Temperature Superconducting coil technology. In 2016 he returned to the UK to develop HTS magnet technology for plasma confinement in fusion devices.

Registration

Registration and hosting of the webinar is via the Institute of Physics.

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Advanced Modular Reactor Webinar Series

The UK Government has recently announced a £40m investment to bring forward next generation nuclear energy technology. These “Advanced Modular Reactors” (AMRs) have the potential to unlock new applications for nuclear technology in the carbon-neutral economy of the future – going beyond grid electricity to include the supply of heat, production of Hydrogen, power to communities and industries in remote parts of the world and supporting intermittent renewable supply by storing energy.

In this series of Webinars we will hear from the companies developing the technology – the three projects selected for BEIS funding and Moltex Energy who are forging ahead with first deployment in Canada.

You can register for the other webinars in this series via our events listing: southwestnuclearhub.ac.uk/events

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Advanced Modular Reactor Webinar Series: Stable Salt Reactors

Stable Salt Reactors – Dr Ian Scott, Moltex Energy

Wednesday 7th October, 12.30-1.30pm

Moltex Energy are developing an inherently safe Stable Salt Reactor (SSR) which aims to provide carbon-free electricity generation technology with low upfront costs and reliable, large-scale power at 300-500 MW per reactor unit. In addition to the ability to store energy for release in times of high energy demand, the technology can recycle nuclear waste as fuel, operate at high temperature to produce Hydrogen and use Thorium as an alternative to Urainium. The talk will be delivered by Moltex Chairman & Chief Scientist Ian Scott.

Speaker biography

Ian went to Cambridge University to study nuclear physics, but was seduced during his first year by the excitement of the fast moving biological sciences and made his first career in that field. He became one of the four Chief Scientists in Unilever’s international organisation, leading the global bioscience program before leaving to found an entrepreneurial drug discovery company.

In 2012 he became bemused by how nuclear energy had gone from being "too cheap to meter" to too expensive to afford and determined to try to remedy that flaw which was preventing nuclear energy making any meaningful contribution to fighting the climate change crisis. The result was his invention of the Stable Salt Reactor and the creation of Moltex Energy.

Registration

Registration and hosting of the webinar is via the Institute of Physics.

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Advanced Modular Reactor Webinar Series

The UK Government has recently announced a £40m investment to bring forward next generation nuclear energy technology. These “Advanced Modular Reactors” (AMRs) have the potential to unlock new applications for nuclear technology in the carbon-neutral economy of the future – going beyond grid electricity to include the supply of heat, production of Hydrogen, power to communities and industries in remote parts of the world and supporting intermittent renewable supply by storing energy.

In this series of webinars we will hear from the companies developing the technology – the three projects selected for BEIS funding and Moltex Energy who are forging ahead with first deployment in Canada.

You can register for the other webinars in this series via the Advanced Modular Reactor series registration link.

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IOP Women in Physics webinar series

Hosted by the IOP’s Women in Physics (WiPG) and Nuclear Industry Groups (NIG) and with support from the Physics Communicators Group (PCG), the Institute of Physics will host five lunchtime webinars on 20th – 24th July 2020, 1 – 2pm.

The opportunities for women and men to develop and sustain physics themed careers in the Nuclear industry are large, encompassing the multiple physics and stem roles from energy production, optimal fuel cell design, reprocessing and waste to materials research using high energy electron beam of the Diamond light source. This industry is a major employer of STEM professionals across the UK and Ireland, and there are opportunities for sustained and flexible careers that embrace a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Registration

Click here to register: https://www.iopconferences.org/iop/1543/home

Programme

Each day has a theme speaker (up to 30 minutes) on career pathway’s, skills and inclusivity with contributions:

Mon 20th : Powering the low-carbon future

Jennifer Liley, Project Engineer, EDF-Energy

(Host: Dr John T Bruun, Chair PCG, WiPG & Research Fellow at Uni. of Exeter)

Tues 21nd : Fan the fire

Sam King, Head of Technical Strategy, RWM Ltd

(Host: Lucy Bailey, Head of Research Support Office, RWM Ltd & NIG)

Wed 22nd: Our Sellafield legacy – the original Northern powerhouse

Dr Rebecca Weston, Chief Operating Officer, Sellafield Ltd

(Host: Dawn Watson, Head of Strategy & Technical, Analytical Services, Sellafield Ltd, & WiPG/NIG)

Thur 23rd : Diversity in a National Laboratory

Lindsay Edmiston, Head of Capability, Waste Management and decommissioning; National Nuclear Laboratory

(Host: Heather Beaumont, Head of Profession for Physics, Waste and Environment, Jacobs & Chair NIG)

 Fri 24th : Diversity in defence

Dr Lauren Hobbs, Physics Operations at AWE.

(Host: Heather Beaumont, Head of Profession for Physics, Waste and Environment, Jacobs & Chair NIG)

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IOP Nuclear Industry Group Webinar Series: Micropower from Gamma Fields

This presentation will focus on recent results in the development of a diamond gamma-voltaic: a device that generates power from ambient gamma fields. Gammavoltaics is a nascent field and this work represents the first steps towards the concept becoming a reality.

Speaker 

Robbie Mackenzie is a PhD student at University of Bristol. He completed his MSci in Physics  in 2016, spending some time as an engineer in the semiconductor industry before returning to start his PhD under Professor Tom Scott in late 2017.

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Please register for this talk via the Institute of Physics website.

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IOP Nuclear Industry Group webinar: Diamond Batteries

This Presentation will focus on the most recent developments in Bristol University’s effort in developing diamond beta-voltaic devices for a variety of applications.

Speaker 

Tom Wallace-Smith is currently a PhD student at Bristol in the Interface Analysis Centre. He completed an MPhys in Physics at Bath University in 2018 including one year at Rolls-Royce submarines as a reactor Physicist. He now works under Professor Tom Scott in developing diamond beta-voltaic batteries from repurposed materials.

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Please register for this talk via the Institute of Physics website.

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Further talks in this series will be held on:

  • Tuesday 2nd June, 13:00 – Robbie Mackenzie, University of Bristol (Gamma Voltaics)
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