TRANSCEND (Transformative Science and Engineering for Nuclear Decommissioning) is a collaborative research consortium of 11 universities and 8 industry partners.

The £9.4million research programme comprises 40 projects which will address some of the key challenges within the areas of nuclear decommissioning and waste management.

The work of the consortium continues, rationalises and extends that previously undertaken on DISTINCTIVE (Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage Solutions for Nuclear Waste Inventories) with increased breadth, particularly in bringing together the academic and industrial communities to take more of a whole lifecycle approach to decommissioning and waste management.

The consortium’s strategic aims in the area of decommissioning, immobilisation and management of nuclear waste are to:

  • Carry out internationally leading science and engineering research
  • Undertake fundamental and applied research that leads to innovative technology developments that can be applied in industry
  • Develop new multi-disciplinary research and innovation partnerships between academic and industry researchers
  • Train the next generation of UK researchers with relevant skills and experiences that can be applied in the sector
  • Provide a focus for all stakeholders, including government, industry and academics, through which current and future research and innovation requirements can be discussed
  • Provide a route for public understanding of research and development needs, opportunities and solutions