Bringing together the expertise and skills at Imperial

Our activities within the centre brings together the expertise and skills of researchers at Imperial primarily from the Departments of:



We also work closely with the  Rolls-Royce Nuclear UTC.

The Centre for Nuclear Engineering (CNE) is the umbrella organisation for all nuclear engineering academic activities at Imperial College London.  The CNE brings together world-leading academics from a variety of disciplines to conduct cutting-edge research; to train nuclear engineers; and to engage with the wider community about the future of nuclear power.

Our academic staff span a wide variety of disciplines providing a cluster of excellence in the heart of London put together to tackle challenges in delivering new technology and driving forward our understanding of nuclear energy. Most recently, this has resulted in the award of the ICO EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy, together with our partners at The Open University and the University of Cambridge. This ICO EPSRC CDT will train cohorts of students who will undertake leading research, work with industry, and continue in our mission to train the next generation of leaders in Nuclear Engineering.

Our history and experience in Nuclear Engineering is outstanding, starting just after the Second World War. We are looking to the future to meet the demands of global programmes in new build, next generation (GenIV and Fusion), life extension, storage, waste and decommissioning. Our talented teams of engineers and scientists work closely together to drive forward change, together with industrial partners to forward our understanding and deliver real impact.