UK-US Collaboration Grant Awards to Date
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 webpage. NB 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
|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|