MoU signed for collaborative nuclear research and development
The Dalton Nuclear Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canadian company Kinectrics, a global provider of nuclear lifecycle services, to facilitate the progression of nuclear research, development of highly qualified personnel, as well as the commercialisation of novel nuclear technologies.
Together, the organisations will utilise this collaboration to help advance innovations in key focus areas including fission fuel cycle nuclear energy, fusion power, nuclear energy and plant life extension. This MoU will create a strong framework to build and develop talent in the nuclear industry, as well as leverage key strengths between both organisations.
Professor Clint Sharrad, Acting Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute, said: "The strategic goals of Kinectrics align very closely with what we are aiming to achieve at the Dalton Nuclear Institute.
“This relationship provides a significant opportunity for the Dalton community to strengthen and expand collaborative opportunities with Canada and the broader North American region that are emerging in fission and fusion. We look forward to exploring these research and impact activities with Kinectrics."
Kinectrics is the category leader in providing lifecycle management services for the electricity industry. They offer life cycle management services across the world with key interests in nuclear energy (both fission and fusion) and medical industries.
David Harris, President, and CEO of Kinectrics, said: “Kinectrics is proud to work with Dalton Nuclear Institute to foster innovative research opportunities and advance the next generation of nuclear talent. This MoU also provides a unique opportunity to deepen our ties with esteemed academic institutions in the United Kingdom and expand on our growing international footprint.”