Nuclear research company Nexia Solutions has sites in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warrington, Cumbria and Lancashire and is one of the UK’s largest employers in the field of nuclear science and technology. It will offer vocational placements to Imperial students studying in materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and natural sciences.
Nexia personnel and Imperial academics will participate in staff secondments to foster joint research projects covering areas such as applied modelling, advanced reactor technology and fuel cycles including reactor systems and materials, engineering nuclear facilities, waste management, and nuclear waste disposal.
Prof John Wood, the head of Imperial’s Faculty of Engineering said: ‘The government has indicated that it wishes to retain the UK’s nuclear science and research capabilities and Nexia Solutions will be at the forefront of this strategy. This agreement lays the groundwork for our two organisations to work together on research projects and provide valuable industry experience for some of our country’s brightest graduates.’
Peter Bleasdale, managing director of Nexia Solutions said: ‘We are thrilled to have concluded this pioneering collaboration with Imperial College, a world renowned and prestigious centre for learning and research. Nexia Solutions will continue to develop links with academia to make sure the UK shares and benefits from best practice and the latest advances in technology.’