Wales’ first nuclear research centre opens

The first nuclear research facility in Wales has been opened at Bangor University. The Nuclear Futures Institute has been established with grants provided by the Welsh Government’s £6.5 million Ser […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The first nuclear research facility in Wales has been opened at Bangor University.

The Nuclear Futures Institute has been established with grants provided by the Welsh Government’s £6.5 million Ser Cymru programme to bring the best researchers to Wales.

It will fund two new research centres in the newly established facility, expected to create a “global centre” of expertise in north Wales.

Professor John G Hughes, Bangor University’s Vice Chancellor said: “As new nuclear technologies are introduced to the UK and elsewhere in the world, significant research effort is required to understand and ensure the optimal design and deployment of those new technologies.

“Bangor University’s computational expertise will be used to create an institute that will make north Wales a global centre in predictive modelling and materials in the nuclear sector and complement the experimental research being undertaken elsewhere in the UK.”