PhD Opportunity: Tailoring the neutron flux in a research reactor to optimise the production of novel medical radionuclides

In nuclear medicine, radioactive material is used for the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of disease, including cancer. The demand for radiotherapeutics is expected to increase significantly over the next few decades. The aim of this project is to optimise the production of novel medical radionuclides in a research reactor.

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Read more about the article Waste nuclear heat could help revive UK commercial greenhouse usage – report
Young plants growing in a very large plant nursery in the france

Waste nuclear heat could help revive UK commercial greenhouse usage – report

An interdisciplinary team led by Dr Anita Crompton and funded by NERC, has been investigating the feasibility of using waste nuclear heat to decarbonise and stimulate a reversal in the decline of commercial greenhouse use in the UK. This waste heat could provide the low carbon, low-cost heating needed by greenhouse growers to improve the economics of operations. It could also allow an expansion of edible horticulture, which could benefit the industry, UK consumers and the environment.

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Read more about the article National Nuclear Laboratory and Bangor University sign MoU to boost new nuclear development in Wales
From left: Dr Michael Rushton, Senior Lecturer, Professor Simon Middleburgh, Sêr Cymru Professor, newly appointed Vice-Chancellor for Bangor University, Professor Edmund Burke, Professor Bill Lee, Director of the Nuclear Future Institute, Professor Nick Smith, NNL University Lead and NNL Fellow (geoscience), Dr Paul Nevitt, Science and Technology Director at NNL, Chris Drew, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Projects, Bangor University. Front row, from left: current Vice-Chancellor Professor Iwan Davies, Dr Paul Howarth, CEO of NNL, Dr Fiona Rayment OBE, Chief Science and Technology Officer at NNL.

National Nuclear Laboratory and Bangor University sign MoU to boost new nuclear development in Wales

On 29 July 2022, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and Bangor University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two organisations work together to advance education and innovation for nuclear in Wales. The MoU will have NNL, Bangor University and the Nuclear Futures Institute share access to infrastructure, facilities and equipment to further the nuclear efforts in the region.

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Read more about the article UNTF 2022 – Nuclear Futures hosts successful conference
The delegates of UNTF 2022 outside of Reichel Hall, Bangor University.

UNTF 2022 – Nuclear Futures hosts successful conference

From the 20th – 22nd of June 2022, the Nuclear Futures Institute hosted a three-day conference - The Universities’ Nuclear Technology Forum. UNTF is one of the oldest nuclear engineering conferences in the world. It provides a great opportunity for early-stage researchers to present work to their peers and build their professional network.

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PhD Opportunity: Tritium Production and Fusion Power

This project would aim to investigate the feasibility of producing tritium on the industrial scale that would be required to support the deployment of fusion power so that FPPs would not have to breed their own tritium. The longer-term vision is for the UK to create a tritium production industry that could service both the UK and global FPP industry need. In the shorter term it is recognised that STEP, other UK and international small spherical Tokamak reactors and private fusion endeavours will need tritium supplies for their early year.

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