Materials performance is fundamental to the nuclear industry in clean up and decommissioning, plant operation and life extension, as well as potential new build. The Materials Performance Centre (MPC) is the largest nuclear materials research centre in UK academia, with over 70 researchers and over £30 million research income. The MPC is a National Centre of Excellence in nuclear materials research and training.
The MPC was launched in 2002 as the focus for a strategic research alliance with BNFL. The MPC also sustains strategic research partnerships with AMEC, EDF, EDF Energy (formerly British Energy), National Nuclear Laboratory, Rolls-Royce and Westinghouse.
We are committed to collaborative working within the UK and internationally, enhanced through maintaining links with, amongst others, Areva, Corus, EPSRC, EU, HSE (Nuclear Division), NDA, TWI, US National Laboratories and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.