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NuFuel Workshop 2021

The NuFuel 2021 workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Fuel synthesis & fabrication
  • Post-irradiation examination
  • Irradiation design & preparation
  • Separate effect studies
  • Fuel performance modelling and licensing
  • Thermodynamics of nuclear fuel


The NuFuel workshop was initiated by CEA-DEN and JRC Karlsruhe under the auspices of the European Energy Research Alliance’s Joint Program on Nuclear Materials (JPNM) in order to establish stronger and more-lasting collaborative links between European institutes, to provide a forum where dialogue between experts is fostered, and to give students and young scientists the possibility to present their work and discuss with experts in the field.

Registration and Abstract Submissions

Abstract submission is expected to be opened March 2021.

For all the latest information visit the event website:

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Universities’ Nuclear Technology Forum 2020

The next Universities’ Nuclear Technology Forum (UNTF) will be held at Bangor University on 10th November 2020.

The Nuclear Forum provides an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students and final-year undergraduate project students to showcase their research results in areas of nuclear science, including:

  • New fuel technologies and synthesis
  • Radiochemistry of the nuclear fuel cycle
  • Radioactive waste management and decommissioning
  • Structural materials for nuclear systems
  • Nuclear safety, security and radiation protection
  • Modelling in nuclear science from the atomic to the mesoscale
  • Thermal-hydraulics and computational fluid dynamics
  • Nuclear applications in medicine and biology
  • Public acceptance of nuclear science and knowledge management
  • Advanced nuclear systems and fusion technologies


To register for this event please fill in the document here and send to untf2020@bangor.ac.uk. It is free to attend.

Abstract Submissions

To submit an abstract for the forum, please fill in the document here and send to untf2020@bangor.ac.uk.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 30th October. 

For any enquiries please contact Dr Iuliia Ipatova and Dr Lee J. Evitts at untf2020@bangor.ac.uk

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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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UK Nuclear Academics Meeting 2020


Afternoon 1 - Tuesday 8 September 2020

Timings and afternoon sessions to be confirmed shortly.

Afternoon 2 - Wednesday 9 September 2020

Timings and afternoon sessions to be confirmed shortly.


Registration is via the University of Cambridge website:

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Guest Lecture: An Introduction to Nuclear Safety Cases

Key Details

Date: 12th February

Time: 1 - 2pm

Location: Berry Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory

This lecture forms part of the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering and is open to all.

Lecture Details

What is a nuclear safety case? Why do we need to write safety cases? How do you write a safety case?

This lecture will give a brief introduction into what a nuclear safety case is and the historical context of why the nuclear industry produces them. It will also provide an overview of the regulatory requirements.

The presentation will focus on how to write a nuclear safety case. Covering the key principles of nuclear safety, ALARP (As Low as Reasonably Practicable), how to structure a safety case and how you check a safety case to make sure it is correct. The presentation will include worked examples of safety cases.

Producing a safety case requires more than just a clearly written document summarising the evidence to support a safety justification. The presentation will also consider the wider picture of the effort which goes into putting the safety case together from start to finish. 


Kate Martin - Kate is a University of Bristol Alumna and is a Mechanical Engineer at Atkins

You can read Kate's testimonial of her time at Bristol here: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/profiles/alumni-profiles/kate-martin.html

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