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Bristol spin-out to develop longlife sensors for Sellafield

Electronics experts Sensor Driven, a University of Bristol spin-out company has received Game Changers funding to demonstrate how the technology could be useful in nuclear waste stores at Sellafield. Traditional sensors constantly use battery power, regularly sleeping, waking and measuring when often there is nothing of interest to measure. This typically limits battery lifetime to […]

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Nuclear Frontiers Conference

The University of Bristol will host the annual Nuclear Frontiers conference in January 2019, proudly sponsored by the South West Nuclear Hub, EDF Energy and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

  • Date: Tuesday 15th January 2019
  • Time: 9am-4pm

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.

Read about the 2018 Nuclear Frontiers conference here.

Download the Event poster.

Ticket Information

Register for free tickets on Eventbrite.

Conference Registration

Agenda

Download the conference agenda here:

Nuclear Frontiers 2018 - Agenda

Abstract and Poster Submissions

Please use the following form to submit an abstract Nuclear Frontiers Speaker Abstract template

Abstracts must be submitted by Friday 30th November for consideration to: Rebecca.ferris@edf-energy.com

Presenters will be notified by Friday 7 December.

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

Conference Sponsors

South West Nuclear Hub

EDF Energy

NDA

Venue Information

Travel

The conference venue is in an ideal city centre location. It is accessible by road, rail and air, with significant public transport available in Bristol.

Travel information

Accommodation

There are many hotels in close proximity to the University of Bristol, or near to the train station or airport.

Where to stay

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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Looking Deep into the Future for Radioactive Waste Disposal

New research into long-term climate change is applied to nuclear waste disposal sites in Finland and Sweden. A new paper was recently published on research that uses Earth system models to project future changes in climate over timescales pertinent to the disposal of radioactive waste. This research involved  Dr Natalie Lord, Professor Andy Ridgwell and Professor Dan Lunt […]

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Diamond Batteries: One Year Of Reaction

In November 2016 Professor Tom Scott, Co-Director of the South West Nuclear Hub presented diamond battery technology at the Cabot Institute Annual Lecture. This innovation was developed by a team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol. They were able to grow a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, generates a […]

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