The ICO CDT is personally supported by many partners within the field of civil nuclear engineering who recognise the quality of our teaching and value the skills our graduates acquire in our programme.

Name and job roleCompany
Andrew McFarlane

 Atkins Global

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

Paul Smith
Head of Profession - Structural Integrity and Materials

 Amec Foster Wheeler plc

Amec Foster Wheeler plc is a British multinational consultancy, engineering and project management company.

Professor Lyndon Edwards
Head, Institute of Materials Engineering


The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is a corporate Commonwealth entity operating under Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, and is an agency within the portfolio of the Commonwealth Minister for Industry.

Dr David Geeson
Group Leader, Metal Chemistry


The Atomic Weapons Establishment is responsible for the design, manufacture and support of warheads for the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent.

Pascal Yvon
Head of DMN


The Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission) or CEA, is a French public establishment related to industrial and commercial activities whose mission is to develop all applications of nuclear power.

Xavier Mamo
Director, R&D UK Centre

EDF Energy

Nuclear electric power generation company. EDF Energy provides home and business energy in the UK.

Dr Allison Campbell
Acting Associate Laboratory Director
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

EMSL is a national scientific user facility that is funded and sponsored by DOE's Office of Biological & Environmental Research.
Professor Steve Cowley
Director, CCFE


Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is the UK's national laboratory for fusion research. CCFE (formerly known as UKAEA Culham) is based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, and is owned and operated by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

Marc Deffrennes
Head of Sector

European Commission DG RTD

The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation defines and implements European Research and Innovation (R&I) policy with a view to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy and its key flagship initiative, the Innovation Union.

Mark Lester
Global Head of Education Partnerships
Future Learn

Online courses provider
Masao Chaki
Chief Researcher, Department of Nuclear Energy System Research

ERP/ Hitachi Europe Ltd

The ‘Energy Research Partnership’  bring together key funders of energy research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) in Government, industry and academia, plus other interested bodies, to provide high-level leadership for, and to enhance the coherence of, energy research and innovation activities in the UK, set within an international context.

Alan Raymant
Chief Operating Officer

Horizon Nuclear Power

Horizon Nuclear Power is a British energy company that is expected to build new nuclear power stations in the United Kingdom.

Ilie Turcu
Scientific Deputy Director
Institute of Nuclear Research Pite┼čti
Professor Thomas Fanghanel

Joint Research Centre ITU

JRC-ITU’s prime objectives are to serve as a reference centre for basic actinide research, to contribute to an effective safety and safeguards system for the nuclear fuel cycle, and to study technological and medical applications of radionuclides/actinides.

Adam Locke
Partnership and Innovation Leader

Laing O'Rourke

Laing O'Rourke is a multinational construction company.

Professor Mamdouh El-Shanawany
Nuclear Technical Director

Lloyds Register

Lloyd's Register Group Limited is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation and a maritime classification society, wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity.

Dr Mike Angus
Corporate Chief Technologist

National Nuclear Laboratory

The National Nuclear Laboratory is a UK government owned and operated nuclear services technology provider covering the whole of the nuclear fuel cycle.

Rick Short
Research Manager

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

The NDA is responsible for managing the effective and efficient clean-up of the UK’s nuclear legacy.

Dr John Vienna
Chief Scientist, Radiological Materials and Technology Development

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is one of the United States Department of Energy National Laboratories, managed by the Department of Energy's Office of Science.

Dr Rob Harrison
External Research Manager

Rolls-Royce Plc

Power systems provider, designing, manufacturing and supporting a range of products and services for air, sea and land applications.

James Marra
Advisory Engineer, Materials Schience and Technology

Savannah River National Laboratory

The Savannah River National Laboratory is the applied research and development laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site near Jackson, South Carolina.

Mike James
Head of Technical Delivery

Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd is a nuclear decommissioning Site Licence Company (SLC) controlled by Nuclear Management Partners Ltd.

Dr David Kingham
Chief Executive

Tokamak Solutions UK Ltd

Tokamak Energy aims to accelerate the development of fusion energy.

Professor Graham Davies
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
University of New South Wales
Lars Hallstadius
Leader of the Centre of Excellence for Materials


Provides fuel, services, technology, plant design and equipment to utility customers and others in the worldwide commercial nuclear electric power industry.

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