Nuclear Engineering Summer School
This summer, fifty school girls and boys joined us at The University of Manchester for a four-day residential course, getting a taste of University life and an insight into the research undertaken here.
The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute celebrated its 10th anniversary last week, a decade on from its launch in July 2005. The Institute, established to provide a strategic focus to address the urgent skills and research needs associated with nuclear energy, has grown to deliver the UK’s largest and most networked academic capability in nuclear R&D and high-level skills development.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has awarded grants of £1m to The University of Manchester and £1.5m to the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) to provide new capital equipment to facilitate new research.
23 June 2015 was National Women in Engineering Day in the UK, a day set up by the Women’s Engineering Society to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of women in this important field. It was an honour to welcome guest Cynthia (Cindy) Pezze from the US, Vice-President of Global Technology Development & Chief Technology Officer at Westinghouse Electric Company, who commenced her two-day visit of The University of Manchester on this special date.
The University of Manchester’s new Nuclear Technology Management Professional Development Programme (Nuclear-PDP) has been designed as an industry-focused course to meet the changes and challenges of a growing nuclear economy. The first cohort, made up of 15 industry professionals from Amec Foster Wheeler, Costain, EDF Energy and National Nuclear Laboratory, began the programme in October 2014.
From 21st to 24th July forty-seven students aged 14 to 16 from across the country have been involved in learning about the challenges facing the nuclear industry, finding the best solutions to address these and getting a taster for a possible future career in the nuclear sector.
The inaugural Geodisposal 2014 conference was held at The University of Manchester on 24-26 June 2014. This event provides a fresh forum for researchers in the area of radioactive waste management to present their work and for knowledge exchange across both developed and less advanced programmes in the field.
A recently established collaborative research group celebrated the launch of a new research laboratory on Friday 30 May at The University of Manchester’s Photon Science Institute. The PHAROS (PHoton Analysis by Remote Observation Suite) Laboratory forms the centrepiece of the collaboration between The University of Manchester’s Laser Processing Research Centre (LPRC) and the National Nuclear Laboratory’s (NNL’s) Environmental Characterisation Team.
A team of nuclear energy PhD students and electronics engineers from The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute showcased a virtual nuclear reactor simulator and smart robots at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair at the NEC in Birmingham last week.
The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute is playing a prominent role as a key delivery partner in an exciting development programme, Innovus, which focuses on taking bright ideas in the field of technology and making them a commercial success.
David Bowden, a PhD student in the Materials Performance Centre at The University of Manchester, won the prize for the best presenter at this year's Rolls-Royce Nuclear Materials, Chemistry and Corrosion conference.
NERC has supported a £2.6M University of Manchester-led consortium to use 'natural laboratories', areas across the UK which have been labelled with radioactivity as a result of either industrial operations or uranium mineralisation, to explore the movement of long-lived radionuclides in soils and sediments, their interactions with micro-organisms, and their transfer into plants and other organisms.
Two members of National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)’s Effluents and Environmental Chemistry Team delivered an ‘Introduction to PHREEQC’ training course over two days at the end of last month to a group of students, researchers and NNL staff at The University of Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF) on the Westlakes Science & Technology Park.
Two senior academics from Japan visited The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute and nuclear research sites in West Cumbria last month during a nuclear briefing tour arranged by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to discuss UK-Japan academic collaboration.
Thirty Year 9 students from St Benedict’s High School in Whitehaven have spent a day discovering more about the universe at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre having won the visit as a prize awarded by The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute at a recent innovation event in Workington.
The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute has appointed new Dalton Research Fellows to strengthen the development of the next generation of nuclear academics at Manchester undertaking leading-edge research across the nuclear fuel cycle.
The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute, and the UK nuclear industry, has received a boost with the announcement by Business Secretary Vince Cable on major new funding awards that will enhance the supply chain and increase opportunities to commercialise new technologies in the civil nuclear sector.
A team from The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute have exhibited at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair held at ExCeL London last week and attended by Prime Minister, David Cameron
A programme on 'Heterogeneous mechanics in hexagonal alloys across length and time scales' led by Professor Fionn Dunne from Imperial College London, with involvement from academics from The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute and the University of Oxford, has been awarded £5 million funding by the EPSRC.
Dalton Nuclear Institute has been involved in the launch of an exciting new Cumbria based technology development programme... Cumbria is set to become a hotbed for innovation - on 26th February 2013, business delegates, academics, industry specialists and local school children came together to attend the launch of Innovus at Energus, Lillyhall, Workington.
A number of early-career academics from The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute have been awarded small equipment grants by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Centre (EPSRC) to support research activities across the nuclear portfolio.
During the 2012 summer break, The University of Manchester hosted three local secondary school students to support them in designing and delivering their own technical research project.
John Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), today visited The University of Manchester's state-of-the-art research base in West Cumbria, the Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF).
The University of Manchester and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) specifically designed to strengthen the quality and quantity of higher education research and education programmes available in West Cumbria
EDF, the leading electricity producer in Europe, has renewed a collaborative framework agreement with The University of Manchester in a relationship between EDF R&D and the Dalton Nuclear Institute's world-leading research centres.
The Dalton Nuclear Institute at The University of Manchester held a two-day workshop (17-18 January) for the TRASNUSAFE project which brought together a range of nuclear industry and healthcare experts, from across the UK and European Union, to advise on the training needs for safety culture in the nuclear sector.