DISTINCTIVE is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of 10 universities and 3 key industry partners from across the UK’s civil nuclear sector.
Watch Professor Neil Hyatt explain how to make nuclear waste glass
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 […]
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 […]
Dr. Claire Corkhill, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Sheffield (and a DIAMOND Alumni).
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.
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.
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!
DISTINCTIVE will be holding a dedicated technical panel session at WM2016.
Experts (including DISTINCTIVE’s Prof. Neil Hyatt) went to the SMC to discuss what science, economics and engineering have to say about the issue.
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.
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”.
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.
The Consortium is seeking proposals from Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) to facilitate active research, international secondments and small equipment purchases.
Prof. Simon Biggs helps investigate the best way to dispose of the waste produced by the generation of nuclear power.
The Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage solutIons for NuClear wasTe InVEntories (DISTINCTIVE) programme started on 10th February.
A multi-million pound four-year research programme will combine the expertise of the nuclear industry with 10 universities to focus on some of the key challenges of the UK’s nuclear legacy and help build the next generation of nuclear experts.
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