Welcome to the Nuclear Futures Institute
The Nuclear Futures Institute at Bangor University is developing a world leading capability in nuclear science and engineering. This will establish North Wales as a global centre in nuclear technology; fostering industrial links and opportunities and works closely with the BWR Hub. The Nuclear Futures Institute is also a key partner in the EPSRC sponsored Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures.
Supporting the development of new energy initiatives...
With nuclear decommissioning and nuclear new-build projects on its doorstep, and an increasing number of businesses from the nuclear supply chain becoming active in the area, the University is focussing on existing and emerging nuclear power generation technologies including commercial light-water reactors and the emerging technologies including small and advanced-modular reactors.
Nuclear expertise and academic capacity at Bangor University is expanding rapidly with the appointment of international research 'stars', plus their supporting research teams, funded by the Welsh Government's Sêr Cymru programme and the European Regional Development Fund.
At a broader level, Bangor University is also developing a number of highly ambitious projects and courses in the wider energy sector with a focus on sustainable and secure energy supplies for the future.
A global centre of expertise...
Together, these initiatives will establish North Wales as a global centre of expertise, helping to develop a new generation of scientists and engineers to tackle the urgent need for low carbon energy and energy security around the world.
Two research groups have been established within the Nuclear Futures Institute:
- Materials for Nuclear Energy and Extreme Environments – led by Professor Bill Lee with support from Dr. Simon Middleburgh and Dr. Michael Rushton; and
- Predictive Modelling – led by Professor Dan Cacuci with support from Dr. Federico di Rocco.