National Nuclear Laboratory

Strategic Research

Strategic Research encompasses the not-for-profit programmes we run for UK government and other key stakeholders, all of which fulfil a technical challenge of national importance.

As the UK’s national laboratory, we are involved not only in leading on the delivery of strategic programmes – such as the Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme (AFCP) – but also in playing a crucial advisory or enabling role.

Collaboration across the nuclear sector and various others, here in the UK and globally, is therefore a key component of the success of these programmes.

Read more about some of our recent Strategic Research programmes:

Case Studies 2021-2022

PDF version of the Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme case study

Case Studies 2022-2023