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Visiting Professor Lyndon Edwards joins University of Bristol

The South West Nuclear Hub is delighted to welcome Professor Lyndon Edwards as a Visiting Professor to the University of Bristol. Professor Edwards is National Director, Australian Generation IV Research and also represents Australia at the Generation IV Forum (GIF). He has a long-standing international reputation in the materials engineering of nuclear, aerospace and defence […]

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Modelling in Nuclear Science and Engineering Seminar

The Nuclear Institute is delighted to announce this year’s seminar will be held virtually to ensure the safety of all of our delegates.

This event is designed to further explore recent innovative developments in engineering simulation, and inspire the modelling communities in order to help reduce uncertainties associated with the analysis that in many cases support the plant design, its supporting safety case and operation.

The 2020 event will see a mixture of invited prominent speakers from the nuclear community, where the latest advances and learning from modelling in nuclear science and engineering will be discussed; and we are seeking abstracts from designers, practitioners or researchers who wish to submit a presentation at this popular seminar.


Ticket prices range from £50 for students to £140. Please see website for full details.

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Interface Analysis Centre marks 30 years at the University of Bristol

    The Interface Analysis Centre (IAC) is celebrating 30 years at the University of Bristol, having been ‘spun-in’ from Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories in 1990. Today it is one of ten research groups within the School of Physics and works on a range of materials science-based problems, primarily nuclear energy-related, focusing on industry-driven challenges and […]

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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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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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CCP5 workshop – Simulation and modelling of nuclear materials

Two-day workshop organised by the CCP5  and CCP9 collaborative computational projects

There is a significant renewed interest in nuclear power because of the need to address the problem of continued growth in energy demands whilst addressing the problem of climate change associated with the burning of fossil fuels. Not only is there a requirement to develop new more efficient nuclear power stations, but the current crop of fission nuclear reactors are seeing their operation extended beyond their original 40 years lifetime. Computer simulations are ideally suited to focus research on the materials able to withstand the extreme operating conditions associated with nuclear reactors and to understand implications on the ageing of these materials.

This workshop is conjointly organized by the collaborative computational projects CCP5 (condensed phase simulation) and CCP9 (electronic structure). The subject matter of this workshop is to provide an overview of different modelling methodologies at different scales in the nuclear field, ranging from atomistic modelling and molecular dynamics to computational fluid dynamics and neutronics.

The workshop will highlight recent advances in the different domains with presentations by a broad range of experts, and will feature discussions and exchange on how to bridge the different capabilities as well as investigate potential areas of cooperation. The meeting will include invited plenary talks, discussions, contributed talks and a poster session for strengthening networking opportunities.

Invited speakers include:

  • Blas Uberuaga (LANL)
  • Andrew Duff (Daresbury Laboratory, STFC)
  • Michel Freyss, CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France (ab-initio, impurities/defects in nuclear fuels)
  • Marc Labiche, STFC Daresbury Laboratory (neutronics, radiation interaction models)
  • Gregory Glover, STFC Daresbury Laboratory (CFD, molten salt reactors)
  • Samuel Murphy, Lancaster University
  • Mikhail Laurentiev, Culham



The cost of the event is £30 to cover coffee/tea and lunch. There is an additional, and optional, charge of £40 for the conference meal at Clifton Lido (Bristol) on the 4th June.

How to book

You can book your place via the University of Bristol online shop:


Last Booking Date for this Event is 21st May 2018

Information on accommodation is included on the link above.


CCP5 is the Collaborative Computational Project for computer simulation of condensed phases.

CCP9 is the Collaborative Computational Project for the Study of the Electronic Structure of Condensed Matter.

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