The Nuclear Security Science Network 'NuSec' promotes research and technology in Nuclear Security, with an emphasis on radiological detection techniques and systems. The Network is open to all Academic, Industrial and Government scientists and engineers working in Nuclear Security, and acts as a forum to encourage collaboration, networking and capability for all stakeholders.

The network was intially set up in 2016 as a three year project funded by the Science and Technology Funding Council (STFC) and AWE. It is managed on a day to day basis by a small team based at Surrey University. The operation and activities of the network are steered by members of Industry, Academia and Government through regular Meetings.

In August 2019, we were awarded a further 4 years sponsorship from the STFC to  continue our programme of technical Events and Funding opportunties.

In 2020, the STFC and the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) also agreed to jointly fund our new UK-US Academic Network in Nuclear Skills from 2020-2023. The NuSec Network will formally end on 31st December 2023.

In October 2020, AWE and NuSec launched the SIGMA data challenge, a pilot project to trial access for academic researchers to large scale data from multi-site radiation detectors.

Ouputs from our funded research can be viewed on our Publications pages.

For information about the NuSec Network or comments on this website please contact the network administrator on