UK-US Collaboration Grant Awards to Date

March 2022

To date we now have awarded Eight UK- US  NNSA collaborative research projects, with a total project value of ~ £83,000.

Our awards will specifically enable UK ECRs to undertake 3-month joint research projects with members of the NNSA consortia on new detector and non-proliferation technologies. They will also support visits to US laboratories to undertake novel scientific research, obtain a first-hand insight of US detection hardware, understand US data collection & management. They also provide an opportunity to demonstrate new developing technologies to potential future end users in the US.

The travel grants will enable the UK researchers to travel to the US and deliver a face-to-face presentation of their research findings. They provide an opportunity to share experiences, discuss solutions to technical challenges and agree future collaborative actions for research projects.

Our awards are intended to lead to the development of further funding applications to NuSec and other funding bodies.

For further details on how to apply for a NuSec-NNSA collaboration grant please visit our NuSec Funding webpageNB The closing dates for 2023 applications are 1st January,  1st April and 31st July 2023. 

University Awards Project NNSA Consortia US Collaborator 
Bristol PDRA Machine Learning Integrated Quadrant Gamma Detectors for Enhanced Safeguards, Security and
Inspection
NSSC University of Berkeley California
Cambridge Research Visit Pulsed Neutron-Gamma Die Away Experiments for Cl-35 Nuclear Data Validation NSSC University of California Berkeley (UCB) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Glasgow PDRA and Research Visit Develop a Geant 4 simulation framework to optimize a multimodal detector for tomographic imaging of used nuclear fuel casks ETI Colorado School of Mines
Kings College London Travel  Water-based quantum dots detector for near-field nuclear fission reactor monitoring detector MTV University of Michigan
Manchester PDRA, Research Visit and Travel Grants Novel imaging technique for thermal and slow neutrons using a single photon fast optical camera MTV Brookhaven National Laboratory 
Oxford Conference Collaboration with the LLNL AI Inertial Confinement Fusion group ETI Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNI)
Surrey PDRA and Research Visit Development of Perovskite Scintillators for Nuclear Security Inspection ETI Georgia Tech 
York PDRA and Research Visit Neutron and X-ray imaging in extreme environments MTV University of Michigan