Chair in Radiation Chemistry

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Chemistry

Abstract

The proposed research will develop generic knowledge in the field of radiation chemistry that can be used to solve problems associated with nuclear decommissioning. The work will be carried out under the auspices of the Dalton Institute of the University of Manchester and thus a multi-disciplinary approach to the research will be facilitated. Existing nucelar facilities (eg. Magnox, AGR Station, Reprocessing plant, medical waste) present significant challenges with respect to waste management and decommissioning. The research programme will expand and enhance the skill base in nuclear engineering and science in order to meet these challenges. Additionally, the research will provide valuable information for use in future generations of nuclear facilities so as to reduce decommissioning and waste management problems.The impact of the new Chair appointment will be enhanced by interactions with the already established links with industry and in particular with BNFL. Furthermore, the appointee will contribute to the training of research scientists, in an area of research where the demands of industry substantially exceed the availability of individuals with appropriate expertise.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description After 30 years of decline, this award focused on the re-establishment of radiation chemistry as a research discipline within the UK and the development of The University of Manchester Dalton Cumbrian Facility, a joint initiative between the university and the NDA, to provide a national radiation science capability. Commissioning of the DCF began in Nov. 2011 and the facility was officially opened in 2013, at which time it represented an investment of over £27million by the NDA, the EPSRC and The University of Manchester.
Exploitation Route The DCF is an integral part of the UK's National Nuclear User Facility (NNUF) (along with the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and the National Nuclear Laboratory Central Laboratory). It makes its irradiation capabilities available to the wider national and international research community as a world leading centre of excellence and expertise.
Sectors Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare

 
Description One of the objectives of this proposal was the design and delivery of The University of Manchester's Dalton Cumbrian Facility, a world leading capability for collaborative Radiation Science research located in the socio-economically challenged West Cumbria region.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Education,Energy,Environment
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description EPSRC
Amount £318,896 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I012346/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
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Description EPSRC
Amount £1,578,220 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I034106/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £683,653 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I002855/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £683,653 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I002855/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC
Amount £318,896 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I012346/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Nuclear Decomissioning Authority
Amount £10,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Cooperative Agreement between NDA and Univ of Manchester 
Organisation Nuclear Decommissioning Authority NDA 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
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Description Nuclear Decomissioning Authority
Amount £10,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Cooperative Agreement between NDA and Univ of Manchester 
Organisation Nuclear Decommissioning Authority NDA 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
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Description Ricardo Group
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EGPR04-F02 
Organisation Ricardo UK Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
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Description Ricardo Group
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EGPR04-F02 
Organisation Ricardo UK Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
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