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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University of Bristol researchers have successfully tested an underwater inspection platform for use in nuclear waste legacy ponds as part of a RAIN Hub project for Sellafield Ltd. Dr Dave Megson-Smith won an award for this work at the recent RAIN Hub Big Meet research poster competition. Sellafield legacy ponds were originally intended for the […]
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
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
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, […]
Collaborative Projects Recognised As part of the submission, the Hub highlighted three projects that demonstrates its ability to pull together industrial and academic partners to find novel solutions to industrial challenges. The three projects were: 1. Exploring Radioactive Environments with Pipeline Devices A number of prototype devices were designed that allow for the remote characterisation, […]
The South West Nuclear Hub has been shortlisted for a The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate Award, and will attend a ceremony next week in London. The Hub enters in the Academic Innovator category, which is awarded to a university department that demonstrates a sustained culture of innovation and collaboration with academic and business partners. Hub members the […]
Two PhD students from the Interface Analysis Centre celebrated their graduation during the July Ceremonies having successfully completed their nuclear-related theses. On Friday 13th July Dr Chris Hutson and Dr Peter Martin from the Interface Analysis Centre (IAC) were awarded their Doctorates during the summer graduation ceremonies. They celebrated with family and staff in the […]