A new research seminar series centred around STEM and Medicine has begun in Bangor University. The NFI's own Dr Lee Evitts, Sêr Cymru Lecturer in Nuclear Medicine delivered the second lecture of the series where he shares his exepertise in the field.
Ser Cymru Reader, Dr Simon Middleburgh was invited to share his opinions and insights on this news on the BBC Radio Wales Drivetime Show - Radio Wales Drive. Simon discussed how this breakthrough would be a "major springboard" to future experiments and a confirmation that all of the science and engineering work that has gone into making fusion a possiblity over the past few decades is indeed viable and that exciting times are ahead of us in the world of nuclear science.
Many people are frightened of radiation, thinking of it as an invisible, man-made and deadly force, and this fear often underpins opposition to nuclear power. In fact, most radiation is natural and life on Earth wouldn’t be possible without it. Read more at https://nubu.nu
The Nuclear Futures Institute are pleased to highlight the publication of a new research paper written by Dr Alberto Fraile. The paper is titled “Analysis of hypervelocity impacts: the tungsten case". The impact simulations were performed using classical MDs (molecular dynamics) as implemented in LAMMPS.
The Nuclear Futures Institute would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest honorary academic, Prof. Marjorie Bertolus.
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle. IOM3 hosted the Special & Publication Awards as well as its Premier Award winners (7 December) celebrating professional achievements and outstanding contributions in the field of science and engineering. At this award ceremony and dinner, Prof. Bill Lee collected his IOM3 Platinum Medal in recognition of outstanding contributions to materials science, technology and industry.
The Nuclear Futures Institute have released and printed their newest pamphlet which details their latest research areas and capabilities. Visit the blog post page to find out more!
The Nuclear Futures Institute have had their AMR Report - Delivering Net Zero: The Role of Advanced Modular Reactors featered as an article in the Nuclear Institute’s Nuclear Future magazine. The article is titled “New report on Advanced Modular Reactor Technology released by the Nuclear Futures Institute” – and can be found in the September/October edition.
The MiNES (Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems) 2021 conference was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Run by TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), the MiNES conference serves as a professional destination for the fission reactor materials community to share their latest research and developments in the field. As part of the fuels and actinide materials fabrication methods session, Simon made a presentation on the current research being conducted in Advanced Technology Fuel (ATF) accelerated development at Bangor University.