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DISTINCTIVE is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of 10 universities and 3 key industry partners from across the UK’s civil nuclear sector.

4th ARF Round

Five sub-projects were awarded funding. Here the successful candidates summarise the proposed work: Round 4 A Lab-scale Fixed Bed Reactor to Investigate Gas Phase Kinetics for Long Term PuO2 Storage Dr Luke Jones and Thomas Donoclift – University of Manchester The aim of this project is to build and commission a bench scale fixed bed […]

Date: February 14, 2017

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World’s First Long Duration Experiment

Dr. Claire Corkhill, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Sheffield (and a DIAMOND Alumni).

Date: May 19, 2016


3rd ARF Round

The 3rd ARF call was announced in February 2016. All proposals were judged at a Management Board meeting that was held on Monday 18th April.

Date: May 6, 2016


Active Research Fund

At the time of submitting a proposal to the EPSRC, a number of PDRA projects indicated a potential need for active research facilities; however, a detailed understanding of facility needs and the duration of work was unable to be defined. As a result, an Active Research Fund (ARF) was requested.

Date: February 23, 2016


Drone’s for Life Competition – Please Vote

DISTINCTIVE’s Dr Tom Scott (University of Bristol) and his colleague, Dr Ollie Payton, are in the semi-final stages of the ‘Drones for Life’ competition – the prize for the winner is $1M!

Date: January 22, 2016


DISTINCTIVE Goes International

DISTINCTIVE will be holding a dedicated technical panel session at WM2016.

Date: January 21, 2016


The Sellafield Plutonium Problem

Experts (including DISTINCTIVE’s Prof. Neil Hyatt) went to the SMC to discuss what science, economics and engineering have to say about the issue.

Date: November 6, 2015


Is Nuclear Green?

This event that was held in Bristol was financially supported by the EPSRC DISTINCTIVE grant (EP/L014041/1) as part of the programme’s ‘Pathways to Impact’ strategy.

Date: October 22, 2015


Winner of NNL WM2016 Bursary Announced

The winner of the NNL WM2016 bursary competition is Johannes (Andre) Botha, PhD student at the University of Leeds, for his proposed paper titled “A Novel Technology for Complex Rheological Measurements”.

Date: August 28, 2015


WM 2016 – NNL Travel Bursary

NNL is kindly offering a bursary of £2000 to support the attendance of a DISTINCTIVE PDRA or PhD student at the Waste Management 2016 conference.

Date: July 21, 2015


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