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TRANSCEND 2nd Annual Meeting

The meeting is the annual showcase for our research and is a good opportunity to meet with others involved in 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 from BEIS, CoRWM, JAEA and JSO, Ukraine.

Presentations will cover research from our 4 themes:

  • Spent Fuel
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Integrated Waste Management
  • Site Decommissioning & Remediation
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TRANSCEND (Transformative Science and Engineering for Nuclear Decommissioning) 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 the areas of nuclear decommissioning and waste management.

The work of the consortium continues, rationalises and extends that previously undertaken on DISTINCTIVE (Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage Solutions for Nuclear Waste Inventories) with increased breadth, particularly in bringing together the academic and industrial communities to take more of a whole lifecycle approach to decommissioning and waste management.

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Nuclear Waste Decommissioning Research Forum 2020

Join scientists and engineers that are delivering research and development for decommissioning and waste management in the UK and abroad.

Our annual showcase for R&D is attended by a broad range of delegates, including senior figures within the UK civil nuclear industry. Learn about the mission, build contacts, collaborate on ideas, and challenge the status quo.

Topics covered include site remediation and decommissioning; characterisation, treatment, packaging, conditioning and disposal, waste management and storage; and land management.

Posters from doctoral and post-doctoral researchers are welcome.

Ticket Information

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Abstract and Poster Submissions

If you are interested in presenting or have a poster to display, please contact Geoff.x.randall@sellafieldsites.com

Nuclear Waste & Decommissioning Research Forum

The Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning Research Forum is a cross industry group that aims to enhance coordination of R&D and technical programmes across UK Site Restoration and Integrated Waste Management activities.

Its membership includes representatives from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)Radioactive Waste Management (RWM)Site Licence Companies, regulators and organisations with significant nuclear decommissioning liabilities.

 

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ATLANTIC Annual Meeting 2020

This is the 1st Annual Meeting of the ATLANTIC Consortium and is the annual showcase for our research.

About this Event

This is the 1st Annual Meeting of the ATLANTIC Consortium and will bring together academics, researchers and industrial stakeholders with an interest in accident tolerant fuels.

The meeting will take place over 2 days - Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd January 2020 - and will include oral presentations from our researchers as well as invited speakers.

The meeting dinner will be held on the evening of the 21st January 2020 under the Harrier Jump Jet at IWM North.

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TRANSCEND Theme Meetings – Lancaster

The TRANSCEND theme meetings will be held on 11th and 12th November 2019 at The Conference Centre, Lancaster University. We will be running two parallel sessions on each day:

Monday 11th November: Theme 1 Integrated Waste Management and  Theme 2 Site Decommissioning & Waste Management

Tuesday 12th November: Theme 3 Spent Fuels and Theme 4 Nuclear Materials

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TRANSCEND (Transformative Science and Engineering for Nuclear Decommissioning) 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 the areas of nuclear decommissioning and waste management.

The work of the consortium continues, rationalises and extends that previously undertaken on DISTINCTIVE (Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage Solutions for Nuclear Waste Inventories) with increased breadth, particularly in bringing together the academic and industrial communities to take more of a whole lifecycle approach to decommissioning and waste management.

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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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Registration

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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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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Agenda

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

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

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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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Diamonds for nuclear decommissioning – WEMMA/NIWB seminar

The next WEMMA lecture will be on ‘Diamonds for nuclear decommissioning’.  The lecture will be given by Chris Hutson from the University of Bristol

  • Date: Wednesday 12th December
  • Venue: Enderby room, HH Wills Physics laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL.
  • Time: Refreshments will be available from 18:30, with the lecture starting at 19.00.

The talk will cover: Nuclear sensors, measuring high intensities of radiation at Sellafield and future plans for Fukushima clean up.

To help with planning the lecture, please register at the link below

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Nuclear Institute Western Branch

The Western Branch of the Nuclear Institute is one of the key centres of the nuclear industry in the UK and one where activity is growing. In response to this, the Western Branch is constantly building on our already impressive line-up of activities and events, to respond to the demands of the blossoming community.

West of England Metals and Materials Association (WEMMA)

The West of England Metals and Materials Association (WEMMA) is affiliated to Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). It aims to provide a service to all materials professionals in the West of England by organising talks and events and providing a focus for discussions. WEMMA lectures are accredited for professional development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. On request, those attending will receive an official Professional Development Certificate for their log.  www.wemma.org.uk

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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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