Kinectrics partners with Strathclyde University on nuclear research and training

23 February 2024

Canada-based nuclear services company Kinectrics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UK’s University of Strathclyde to pursue nuclear research and training opportunities. Under the MOU, the two organisations have will “expedite the commercialisation of advanced nuclear technologies by strengthening academic, government and industry collaborations across Canada and internationally”. They will also collaborate on developing highly qualified personnel through student training/internships.

Specifically, the two organisations will seek opportunities to support advanced nuclear reactors, including small modular reactors (SMRs), robotics and autonomous systems, reactor fuel, fusion technologies, medical isotopes, as well as decommissioning and waste management.

Professor Daryl Landeg, Executive Director of Strathclyde’s Advanced Nuclear Research Centre (ANRC), said: “As a leading international technological university, we are proud of our strong links with industry across the globe…. As well as fostering innovation, this partnership will offer valuable student training and internships and help develop the next generation of skilled workers. With the publication of the UK civil nuclear roadmap and Canadian plans to make nuclear power a central part of its decarbonisation strategy, we look forward to collaborating on research to support nuclear power as a key element of net-zero.”

Kinectrics CEO David Harris said: “Building on our relationships with Universities, Kinectrics is pleased to align with the University of Strathclyde to generate innovative solutions that will help create a clean energy future, as well as develop the next generation of technical experts in nuclear-related fields.” Earlier in February, Kinectrics signed a similar MOU with the UK University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute.

Image: The University of Strathclyde has partnered with nuclear services company Kinectrics to pursue nuclear research and training opportunities (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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