Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Dept of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

Both India and the United Kingdom have extensive civil nuclear power programmes. Recognising this, the two governments have, over the last few years, been supporting a series of joint nuclear science and engineering research activities. The intent of this is for both nations to gain, via "the whole being more than the sum of the parts". This particular "Network" project is a part of this, and is intended to foster and facilitate interactions between United Kingdom participants, to help ensure that the United Kingdom gains the fullest value it can value its investment in this activity.

Planned Impact

Impact from the network grant will be achieved by the successful implementation of the planned activities, including:-

-the collating and disseminating of the factual information for the benefit of other researchers

-the soliciting and disseminating of the more qualitative information about how existing grants operate, and what seems to be best practice

-the hosting of the various networking events, in particular the annual conference-style meetings, and the annual smaller "closed" meetings of investigators.

In addition, impact will be achieved by the development and promotion of a dedicated website for the Indo-United Kingdom civil nuclear activity, and by the distribution of both Annual Reports and Newsletters. This distribution will go well beyond just the Indo-United Kingdom participants, to include a wide circle of industry and government, besides a wider academic catchment.

Publications

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Description Collaboration with Indian DAE BARC 
Organisation Bhabbha Atomic Research Centre
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are collaborating in a series of projects under the Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Programme
Collaborator Contribution We and BARC work together on developing measurements associated with various aspects of nuclear thermal hydraulics, and in the development and validation of models of these phenomena
Impact Multiple publications, multiple visits to BARC, multiple hostings of Indian scientists in the UK
Start Year 2015
 
Description Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network Conference & Meeting. 30 - 31 October 2019 Halifax Hall, Sheffield University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network Conference & Meeting. 30 - 31 October 2019 Halifax Hall, Sheffield University. Annual gathering of researchers working on collaborative Indo-UK civil nuclear research projects. Talks and presentations on work done under Indo-UK collaborative grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network Meeting. 03 July 2017 Mechanical Engineering Department, Imperial College London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact ndo-UK Civil Nuclear Network Meeting. 03 July 2017 Mechanical Engineering Department, Imperial College London. Annual gathering of researchers working on collaborative Indo-UK civil nuclear research projects. Talks and presentations on work done under Indo-UK collaborative grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network Meeting. 19 - 20 December 2016 Halifax Hall, Sheffield University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network Meeting 19 - 20 December 2016 Halifax Hall, Sheffield University. Annual gathering of researchers working on collaborative Indo-UK civil nuclear research projects. Talks and presentations on work done under Indo-UK collaborative grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network Meeting. 20 September 2018 The Open University, Milton Keynes. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network Meeting. 20 September 2018 The Open University, Milton Keynes. Annual gathering of researchers working on collaborative Indo-UK civil nuclear research projects. Talks and presentations on work done under Indo-UK collaborative grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Online resources: official website of the Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network, https://indouk-civilnuclear.org 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Generation of online resources available to everyone is interested at https://indouk-civilnuclear.org. Information on current and previous Indo-UK grants; publications; events; past and upcoming workshops and meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
URL https://indouk-civilnuclear.org
 
Description Talk by Arun Srivastrava, International Secretary, Indian Department of Atomic Energy on "The Indian atomic energy programme; an overview". Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network Meeting 19 - 20 December 2016 Halifax Hall, Sheffield University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Indian DAE delegate Arun Srivastava gave a presentation on the Indian atomic energy programme to UK researchers working on collaborative Indo-UK civil nuclear grants. The talk was part of the 2016 Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network Meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016