Nuclear engineering has returned to the forefront of UK industrial attention, due to the pressing need to extend the life of our ageing fleet of nuclear stations and their eventual replacement with the next generation reactors. Strathclyde is engaged in world leading research in both asset life extension and the development of new, nuclear technologies.
Our key areas of research and innovation include:
- Through life plant support - advanced sensing and sensor systems, condition monitoring, ultra-sonic non-destructive evaluation and testing, operator decision support and diagnostics, structural and material analysis, risk management
- Waste disposal and decontamination - de-fuelling, waste characterisation and geological disposal, ground barriers, ground and sub-surface structures, seismic qualification
- Future reactor systems - manufacturing supply chain qualification, new build future proofing and assessment, nuclear standards and regulation, small modular reactors