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Project overview

NNUF-EXACT (Next Generation Accelerated Characterisation Technologies), part of the UK government's phase 2 National Nuclear User Facility investment, is based at the University of Southampton's Waterfront Campus, and aims to be a world-leading radiochemistry facility enabling research and training in accelerated nuclear characterisation and remediation technologies underpinning civil nuclear programmes, decommissioning and site clean-up, and new nuclear infrastructure. EXACT provides a ‘test-bed’ facility for research and development in the fields of nuclear characterisation and remediation, enabling evaluation and validation of new technologies using nuclear relevant materials and radiotracers.
The facility comprises of a suite of easily accessible project laboratories which are capable of handling radioactive materials and able to offer a flexible user configurable environment to host user’s equipment and experimental set-ups.


Lead researcher

Professor Phillip Warwick

Associate Dean-Enterprise

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Other researchers

Professor J. Andy Milton

Prof Fellow in Analytical Geochemistry

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Doctor Jessica Whiteside

Associate Professor

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Professor Andrew Cundy

Chair in Environmental Radiochemistry

Research interests

  • Environmental radioactivity and radiochemistry
  • Environmental geology

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

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