Professor Melanie Brownridge is the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Technology and Innovation Director. She studied chemistry to PhD level in the UK and Germany and some of her other achievements include being a visiting professor at University of Leeds, international …
Melanie Brownridge joined NDA in 2005 and is NDA's Head of Technology.
From Professor Melanie Brownridge, NDA Technology and Innovation Director Last month I attended the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning in Vienna. The event brought together around 450 decommissioning experts from around the world to discuss achievements, …
To mark British Science Week, the NDA’s Technology and Innovation Director, Melanie Brownridge, talks about her career in science and why it’s important to challenge stereotypes. So, this week is British Science Week which coincides International Women’s Day - with …
As the £8.5 million Integrated Innovation in Nuclear Decommissioning (IIND) competition heads into the final stages, NDA Head of Technology Melanie Brownridge invites the 5 collaborative projects to outline their work.
NDA Head of Technology Melanie Brownridge is part of an international panel working with the Japanese to review their research for technologies needed to clean up the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. She reflects on progress after returning from a recent visit.
NDA's Head of Technology Melanie Brownridge welcomes the government's recently published Nuclear Sector Deal and the benefits it will bring for innovation in nuclear decommissioning.
NDA Head of Technology Melanie Brownridge is inspired by the promising innovative ideas now being explored in the £8.5 million competition to find new ways of dealing with problematic, highly radioactive nuclear facilities.
Robots are playing an increasing role in our lives with lawnmowers that drive themselves and drones that deliver parcels to your door. As we mark UK Robotics Week, NDA's Melanie Brownridge, explains how robots are helping us in the nuclear decommissioning industry.
Chris Hope, who’s on secondment to the NDA, from Sellafield, is urging organisations to sign up tp one of four brokering events around the UK as part of a competition to distribute nuclear innovation funds totalling £3 million.
Melanie Brownridge, Head of Technology, outlines how this competition is part of NDA's ongoing commitment to seek innovation across all its sites and encourage news ways of working that are safer, faster and cheaper.
This week is UK Robotics Week, so Melanie Brownridge, NDA’s Head of Technology, explains how robotics can benefit the decommissioning of nuclear sites in the UK.
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