PINE 2017


12:00 Wednesday September 6th – 13:00 Thursday September 7th
At The University of Manchester

PINE offers the opportunity for post-doctoral or equivalent level researchers to get together in an informal environment, share their work and learn what else is going in the nuclear energy research community.
More experienced post-docs will give presentations giving overviews of areas of research that the UK currently is focusing on. Representatives from the nuclear industry and funding councils will be on hand to offer career advice and insights into the future of nuclear energy research in the UK.
A complimentary lunch and evening social is offered to registered participants, funded by the Nuclear Champion Grant.

Wednesday 6th September 

12:00 Lunch buffet and poster setup

13:00 PINE 2017 Opening

13:10 The main technical challenges for developing the next generation of reactors Prof. Juan Matthews, University of Manchester

14:10 From post-doc to academic Dr Amy Gandy. University of Sheffield

14:40 Water Layers on Actinide Oxide Surfaces  Dr Bengt Tegner, University of Manchester

15:10 Coffee break

15:40 Submerged detection on the cores at Fukushima Dr Ashley Jones, University of Lancaster

16:10 Speaker from engineering to be confirmed

16:40 Speaker from earth and environmental sciences to be confirmed

17:10 Speaker from materials to be confirmed

17:40 Poster session and evening social


Thursday 7th September

09:00 Aidan Goldsworth from Rolls Royce

09:30 Mark Davies, consultant to EdF

10:00 Olivia Thompson from NNL

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Dr Muhammed Treifi, ONR-funded fellow

11:30 Outreach and technology transition session John Roberts and Alick Deacon

12:00 Pine 2017 Closing

Local Organising Committee

Toby Wright (School of Physics and Astronomy)
Paul Davies (School of Physics and Astronomy)
Ashley Wooles (School of Chemistry)
Joel Turner (School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering)
Robert Worth (School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering)


Full information regarding the information can be found on the eventbrite page:

Registration deadline is August 25th but places are limited so we recommend you register as soon as possible.

Travel  information

The event will be held in the Department of Physics and Astronomy which is in the Schuster Laboratory on the Oxford Road site of the University. For more information, including a campus map see here.

Plenty of accommodation options exist in close proximity to the university, for example these options that google shows.