R&D

Understanding the context for PhDs in nuclear decommissioning

Rick Short, NDA's Research Manager, with PhD students Claudia Gasparrini and Sophie Rennie who collected awards for their top-quality contributions at DISTINCTIVE conference 2016

Rick Short, NDA’s Research Manager, reports from the second DISTINCTIVE conference attended by PhD students and around 70 representatives from industry, regulators and international organisations. He outlines the importance of students understanding the context for their work to solve decommissioning challenges and how solutions can be applied on the ground.

Success: the results of funding research into challenges in nuclear decommissioning

Collaboration Nation 2016: nuclear innovation showcase. XCAM Limited demonstrated their device for in-situ monitoring of Tritium and Carbon 14 in groundwater.

Yvonne Morris, NDA Research Manager, joined innovators and end users of new technologies at a recent event that showcased the results of leveraged NDA investment in nuclear research and development over the last 4 years. Decommissioning projects across the NDA’s estate are now benefitting from these innovative technologies. She encourages innovators and those tackling the decommissioning challenges to share their knowledge further.

Seeking innovative ideas to improve the way we decommission nuclear sites

Wearable technology demonstrated at Technology in Action Supply Chain Event February 2016

Darrell Morris, NDA's Technical Assurance Manager, explains why innovation is so important for nuclear decommissioning. He encourages UK businesses to consider how their techniques and technology might address some of the challenges faced in our mission to decommission the UK's nuclear legacy.

Researchers share knowledge on how they are developing solutions for nuclear decommissioning challenges

PhD Research Seminar for NDA-Sponsored PhD

Rick Short, Research Manager, reports on a recent seminar where NDA-funded PhD students presented their work to their academic peers, technical leads from the NDA’s estate and industry representatives. He outlines the value of their research for the NDA and how the event helped them see where they could make a difference.

Further £500,000 funding supports innovation for nuclear decommissioning

Game Changer Energy Funding

Melanie Brownridge, Head of Technology, announces a £500,000 contribution from the NDA for innovative technology projects. This boosts Innovate UK’s recently announced Energy Game Changer funding to a total of £2 million. Melanie encourages innovative SMEs from outside the nuclear sector to apply for this funding and test how feasible their novel and radical ideas might be.

Encouraging views from those interested in nuclear decommissioning

Engaging on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Draft Strategy

Adrian Simper, Strategy and Technology Director, thanks stakeholders for considering the issues in the NDA's draft revised strategy. He outlines plans for further engagement during the consultation period, and emphasises that he is keen to hear from people and organisations who are interested in how we decommission our 17 UK sites.