Our nuclear science and engineering research is multi-disciplinary and involves close collaboration with the civil nuclear industry.
The topics we cover range from fundamental physics and engineering to environmental sciences and socio-economics.
A central unifying theme across our research output is the use of the Models, Observations for their Validation, Interpretation and Explanation (MOVIE) framework.
Our current research activities include:
- Innovative gamma ray detection systems for imaging the type, location and strength of radioactive sources
- Automated formal verification of software and processes using logical reasoning and mathematics to ensure safety, reliability and security of systems
- Robust design of nuclear systems taking account of inherent variability & uncertainty in material properties, boundary conditions, measurement and human errors
- Catastrophe modelling for decision-making using probabilistic, non-probabilistic and imprecise probabilities to simulate multiple scenarios
- Validation of computational modelling based protocols that establish uncertainty and credibility
- 3D multi-physics modelling and validation of filtration systems consisting of natural and man-made porous media filters that form complex nonlinear systems.