Decommissioning robots at Lancaster University

Nuclear and Decommissioning

Our multidisciplinary approach to nuclear research covers areas such as instrumentation, robotic and chemical engineering. Excellence in research in nuclear instrumentation, nuclear decommissioning, and chemical processes along with our location relative to Sellafield Ltd, Springfields Fuels Ltd and many supporting specialist companies have placed us in an internationally-leading position in nuclear engineering systems.

Theme Leader

David Cheneler

Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Nuclear

+44 (0)1524 594578 B12, B - Floor, Engineering Building

Research Projects

  • Thin neutron detector on a chip utilising silicon carbide
    SD Monk, D Cheneler, funded by EPSRC/MEXT, October 2018-March 2021, £590k (£240k to Lancaster)
  • In situ measurement and analysis of sludge using a robotic platform
    Funded by CINDe with NNL and Sellafield, D Cheneler, SD Monk, CJ Taylor, August 2016 – August 2021
  • In-situ real-time monitoring of waterborne low energy betas
    D Cheneler, SD Monk, funded by NDA, June 2016-Jan 2020, £89k
  • National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR)
    CJ Taylor, A Montazeri, a consortium of eight universities, including Lancaster University, and led by the University of Birmingham, Oct 2017-March 2021


Edited volumes/Conference Proceedings