Affordable nuclear power for a secure energy future.
Developing the new generation of small modular reactors.
This is the future.
And it will be Sheffield made.
Affordable nuclear power
Nuclear power generates electricity without producing greenhouse gases. Our research ensures this can be done securely and sustainably.
The Energy Institute at the University of Sheffield mixes academic innovation with industry expertise to help UK manufacturers seize the opportunities of new investment in nuclear power and other innovative energy technologies.
We play a key role in the continuing development of the UK nuclear sector. Developing advanced manufacturing processes for nuclear applications and embedding them in the supply chain is vital to increasing UK manufacturing productivity and reducing risk in the nuclear programme. Our research aims to help UK manufacturers compete globally, increasing high-value jobs, export orders and GDP for the benefit of all.
The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Our Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) helps UK companies of all sizes win work in the nuclear sector, through manufacturing innovation and supply chain development. It also provides access to over £35 million worth of production-scale manufacturing equipment, and is part of the UK Government’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult
The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has opened a new nuclear Fusion Technology Facility to develop and test materials and components in the simulated conditions of a fusion power plant. The UKAEA located the new facility close to our Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, and our Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to foster increased collaboration with our centres.
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Next generation nuclear
Small modular reactors
We are supporting the UK to take an international lead in technology development, so the UK supply chain can produce small nuclear reactors for the global market.
Our £3 million Waste Management and Immobilisation Laboratory (known as MIDAS) is a leading UK centre looking at innovative materials for handling radioactive waste.