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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.

DISTINCTIVE Theme meetings

The next Theme meetings will be held on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October 2017 at The Rheged Centre near Penrith, West Cumbria. Following the success of last year’s event we will be running two parallel sessions on each day. Details are as follows: Monday 16th October   Theme 3: Legacy Ponds & Silo Wastes & Theme […]

Date: July 11, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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DISTINCTIVE Goes International

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

Date: January 21, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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