We will hold events, such as our annual meeting and topic meetings, to showcase of our latest expertise and research to members of the research community involved in radioactive geological disposal. Sign up to our newsletter to be informed of any future events first.

 Research in progress webinar series

The Nuclear Waste Services Research Support Office (RSO) research in progress seminar series aims to facilitate knowledge exchange between NWS, academics and research organisations on research topics important to geological disposal. Please do feel free to bring your lunch to these informal sessions.

Automation and autonomous research

Thursday 26th May, 13:00 – 14:30

The session on Thursday 26th May will be focussed on the latest research underway relating to automation and autonomous research applied to high-value and safety critical manufacturing programmes encompassing two important research themes; advanced handling systems used within the nuclear fusion sector, and those key trends in robotic adoption within the construction and agriculture sectors.

We will be joined by speakers from the ‘Remote Applications in Challenging Environments team’ (RACE) sharing the development of handling systems used for the European Spallation Source (ESS), and the ‘High-Value Manufacturing Catapult’ highlighting the challenges faced and being learned from other related manufacturing sectors. Both presentations will provide a valuable insight into how the GDF could exploit such developments in shaping key areas within our advanced manufacturing research theme.

Mathematical Modelling of Coupled Processes relevant to a Geological Disposal Facility

Thursday 23rd June, 13:00 – 14:30

The session, on Thursday 23rd June, will present some of the latest developments in the Mathematical Modelling of Coupled Processes relevant to a Geological Disposal Facility.

The keynote speaker will be Victor Vilarrasa of the Spanish National Research Council in Barcelona. Victor has over fifteen years of experience in modelling subsurface flow processes, and has previously been a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Presentations will also be given by researchers from the University of Manchester, and Imperial College London.



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