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Dr Abbie Jones

Dr Abbie Jones is a lecturer in Nuclear Engineering Decommissioning. Dr. Jones joined the University of Manchester in 2006, as a Post Doctoral Research Associate on the EPSRC Keeping the Nuclear Options Open consortium researching nuclear graphite behaviour. Her research specialises in decommissioning and treatment of irradiated nuclear graphite waste in order to understand irradiation damage processes to nuclear graphite and to validate new treatment methods for irradiated nuclear graphite post-closure.

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Nuclear energy, Nuclear waste, Energy, Carbon, Waste management, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Mr Alexander Clark

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Supports sustainability activities in Halls of Residences. University accommodation initiatives include promoting recycling, distribution of free plastic water bottles, waste reduction charity donations, lighting/ insulation upgrade and retrofit.

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Sustainability, Universities, Buildings, Student engagement, Recycling, Energy efficiency, Waste management, Lighting, Energy, Households, Insulation, Retrofit, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement

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Prof Andrew Forsyth

Andrew Forsyth graduated with the BSc(Eng) degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, in 1981 and he obtained the PhD degree in Power Electronics from the University of Cambridge in 1987. Following industrial experience with GEC Electrical Projects, he has held lecturing positions at the universities of Bath and Birmingham and was appointed to the Chair in Power Electronics at Manchester in 2004 - a post that is co-sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Rolls-Royce.

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Power electronics, Energy, Electric and electronics, Energy networks, Aerospace, Electric vehicles, Transport

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Prof Andrew Sherry

Professor Sherry’s main research interests are in the manufacturing and performance of structural components and fuel materials in nuclear plant with a particular focus on the mechanistic understanding and predictive modelling of fatigue and fracture of structural materials and welds.

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Nuclear energy, Energy, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Business engagement, Business, Engagement, Manufacturing, Materials

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Mr Brent Wills

Brent is responsible for property management and standards, building surveying, electrical and mechanical engineering; energy management; asbestos management, space management; fire safety and for the management of all estates issues within the central administration.

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Buildings, Management, Standards, Evaluation, Electric and electronics, Engineering, Energy, Energy planning, Energy supply, Storage, Fire, Health and safety

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National Grid Power Systems Research Centre

The centre has six experimental laboratories; three associated with high voltage engineering, one for dielectric materials, one for protection and control, and one for measurements and instrumentation.

The largest HV lab, the Cockcroft Laboratory, has a floor area of 500m2 and includes a 2MV impulse generator, a 800kV AC cascade resonance test set, a 600kV DC test set, a 300kV AC test set and the latest numerical control, instrumentation and monitoring system.

Keywords: 
Power system, Electric and electronics, Energy, Power electronic circuits and systems

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energy@manchester

AKA Manchester Energy. From underpinning strategic research to the transfer of technology into the marketplace, the University of Manchester has a range of world-class activities supporting the need for solutions that can play their part in meeting the global energy challenge.

Keywords: 
Energy, Energy industry, Energy storage, Cogeneration, Interdisciplinary

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Electrical Energy and Power Systems

The Group focuses on future networks, with research into the design and operation of power-system plant, transmission networks, and smart low-carbon distribution networks, and the development of HVDC expertise. 

Keywords: 
Smart grids, Electric and electronics, Power system, Power electronics, Power engineering, Energy, Energy industry, Cogeneration, Energy networks

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Dalton Nuclear Institute

Keywords: 
Nuclear energy, Nuclear waste, Energy, Nuclear Engineering Decommissioning

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