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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 highly commended in the IChemE Global Awards 2020

Date: January 8, 2021


How to make nuclear waste glass

  Watch Professor Neil Hyatt explain how to make nuclear waste glass  

Date: September 20, 2017


DISTINCTIVE Theme meetings

This year’s Theme meetings are being 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


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


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