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Nuclear Fuels and Materials

Nuclear Fuels and Materials Group

Nuclear science and technology have many positive effects on the daily lives of Canadians, ranging from reliable, safe and clean electricity generation to the production of medical isotopes for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. Through advanced computational and experimental techniques, the goal of our research is to enhance performance, safety, and environmental stewardship of nuclear fuels and related materials. The benefit to Canada will be a better understanding of in-reactor nuclear fuel behaviour, long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel, and greater support for emerging nuclear technologies.


Feb. 1, 

Deadline for graduate student applications to start in Sept. 2018.

May 11, 

Deadline for abstract submissions for Nuclear Materials conference.

Oct. 14-18,

2018 Nuclear Materials Conference; Seattle, WA. 


Aug. 24

J. Chang and R. Laite won 1st place the UOIT FESNS poster competition. Congratulations!

Sept. 5

B. Fitzpatrick (UofT), E. Tenuta (McMaster), D. Hallatt (McMaster), and J. Siemons (Waterloo) have joined the group. Welcome!

Oct. 4

Jacob Siemons won 1st place and Eric Tenuta won 3rd place in the student poster contest at MMSNF. Congratulations! 

Jan. 8

Cliford Ndiweni has joined the group. Welcome!

Jan. 22, '18

The Undergraduate Research Awards (URA) competition is now open for UOIT undergrad students to work during summer 2018. Our group has a proposal in experimental research for nuclear fusion applications. Click here for more info.
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