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Programmes Nuclear Materials

Programme in Nuclear and Energy Materials

The Programme in Nuclear and Energy Materials was established at the Oxford Martin School in 2010 and the grant from the School ended in 2015.  Professor James Marrow remains actively involved in the School's community as Oxford Martin Senior Fellow.

Project Description

What are we doing?
Our research will establish an understanding of the key materials problems which limit the exploitation of nuclear power in the 21st century.

Why is it important?
Oil and gas are finite resources and many countries are now turning to nuclear power to help solve the world’s energy problem. The question about nuclear power has now become not if we should be using it but how we can ensure the next generation of nuclear power systems is demonstrably safer, proliferation resistant and efficient.

How are we different?
We are developing a coherent and internationally-recognised centre for world-class science in non-carbon energy materials, with strong interactions on policy and socioeconomic issues.

Directors
The programme's directors are Professor James Marrow and Professor Chris Grovenor.