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TSF & WPC: Cerberus Nuclear Presents at Specialist Forums
Cerberus Nuclear was honoured to participate once again in The Shielding Forum (TSF) and Working Party on Criticality (WPC) meetings at the ANSWERS Seminar in Bournemouth. Over the course of three days, professionals from across the nuclear sector gathered to exchange ideas and present work on crucial topics in radiation shielding and criticality safety. At […]
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Cerberus Nuclear attend SRP Conference
Recently, Hannah, Sam and Haleema had the pleasure of attending the 2024 Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) Conference in Eastbourne. It was especially significant as this was Cerberus Nuclear’s first year attending as an SRP Affiliated Organisation. The conference itself was a hub of knowledge, innovation and learning, with many great presentations, posters and stands. […]
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Cerberus Nuclear Shielding Assessors attend FLUKA.CERN Course
Our Radiation Shielding Consultants Sam, Zac, and John recently attended the FLUKA.CERN course at INTA, the National Institute for Aerospace Technologies in Madrid.   Over the course of the week, they developed their knowledge of FLUKA, studying the basic concepts such as geometry and material definitions, as well as sources and scoring to provide a solid […]
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Cerberus Nuclear attends Early Career Criticality Safety Network launch
Haleema, Tu, and Andrew recently represented Cerberus Nuclear on a two-day event for the launch of the Early Career Criticality Safety Network (ECSN), which included two site visits to the Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) and Sellafield.  The first day began with a presentation on the history of LLWR, as well as its place and […]
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Cerberus Nuclear to Expand Expertise with FLUKA.CERN
Cerberus Nuclear is on a continuous path of improvement, and we are thrilled to announce our participation in the upcoming FLUKA.CERN course at the INTA, the National Institute for Aerospatial Technologies in Madrid, hosted by CERN. Participating in the course is a testament to our commitment to stay at the forefront of advancements in high-energy […]
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Zac and Katrina Present PTNR Industrial Lecture
Cerberus Nuclear recently delivered an industrial lecture for the Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors masters course at the University of Birmingham. Haleema, Katrina, and Zac prepared the presentation which was then presented to the students by Katrina and Zac.   The lecture began with an introduction to Cerberus Nuclear including our specialisms in radiation shielding, […]
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New Starter: Daniel Rutland
We are excited to announce the latest addition to our Criticality Safety and Radiation Shielding Team, Daniel Rutland. Daniel has over three years’ experience in the nuclear industry, and one as a criticality safety assessor. As part of his experience, he has performed criticality sensitivity analyses of fissile waste packages for transportation in MONK, ensuring […]
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Cerberus Nuclear Invest in Resilience Training for Employees
At Cerberus Nuclear we are committed to the wellbeing of our employees. Over the last year we have trained mental health first aiders, supported two of our employees at the CALM Design School and focussed on social and wellbeing activities such as knitting, climbing, roller disco and sunflower growing. The next step in this process […]
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Cerberus Nuclear Present at NTEC Radiation Shielding Module
Our Shielding Consultants, John Billingsley and Nick Seibt, recently delivered the Shielding Design Process lecture for this year’s NTEC Radiation Shielding module. The shielding design process is the industry best practice solution to ensure that the a robust shielding design for facilities with radioactive sources. The process is an iterative one, with new information as […]
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Cerberus Nuclear attend GREEN-NEF CDT Winter School Careers Event
Sarah, Haleema and Sam were pleased to attend the GREEN-NEF Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) careers event, held earlier this month in York at the CDTs annual Winter School. The Winter School is opportunity for all the PhD students on the CDTs to catch up and share presentations and posters about their research. A highlight […]
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EMI Scheme Anniversary Update
The end of 2023 marked the anniversary of the Cerberus Nuclear EMI scheme, which is a government approved way of rewarding employees with share options. We are delighted that all of the members of the scheme have now exercised their options and have become shareholders of the company! 2024 will be the last year of […]
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Cerberus Nuclear's Commitment to Environmental Initiatives
In an era where environmental responsibility is a high priority across the world, Cerberus Nuclear is committed to incorporating sustainable practices into its operations. The nuclear industry will play its part in the transition away from fossil fuels, but at Cerberus Nuclear we have acknowledged that we can do more.   In May, we announced that […]
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Cerberus Nuclear Welcomes Graduate Consultants
Cerberus Nuclear is delighted to announce that two more graduate consultants have started with the company this month!  Prior to joining the company, Andrew Smith successfully completed the NTEC Nuclear Science and Technology Masters. As part of this, Andrew worked with Cerberus Nuclear on his master’s dissertation. His project focused on criticality calculations for a […]
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Cerberus Criticality Assessors attend WPC ALARP Workshop
Cerberus Nuclear Criticality Team members, Sarah, Katrina and Haleema, recently engaged in a fantastic ALARP workshop from the Working Party for Criticality (WPC) Continued Professional Development (CPD) catalogue. This workshop was hosted at the Engine Rooms in Birchwood and provided a comprehensive dive into what ALARP means for criticality and how it can best be […]
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Sarah attends MCNP course at Los Alamos
Our criticality safety assessor Sarah recently went on a trip to Los Alamos, New Mexico. This was not inspired by the latest Oppenheimer film but rather to attend the MCNP Intermediate Training course run by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). During the training, Sarah got to grips with using the MCNP 6 code, building advanced […]
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International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety
Cerberus Nuclear recently attended the International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC) in Sendai, Japan. Held every four years, ICNC is an opportunity to learn about new and novel things happening around the world in criticality safety and well as giving those in attendance an opportunity to discuss criticality concepts with their international colleagues. It […]
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NTEC N13 Criticality Safety Management
Cerberus Nuclear recently supported the NTEC N13 Criticality Safety Management module, delivered by Stuart Christie at the University of Manchester. Stewart Hay provided a talk on criticality safety assessment with a focus on real-world experience of delivering criticality safety assessments across the UK. For Stewart, it was a pleasure to be back involved with a […]
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New Starter: Nick Seibt
Cerberus Nuclear is delighted to welcome Nick Seibt to the company as the first new starter of this year's graduate intake. Nick first started working with the company during his dissertation project for his Master’s degree in Nuclear Science and Technology. His project focused on the generation of a data set for use with MCNP […]
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Cerberus Nuclear Knit Pumpkins
At Cerberus Nuclear, we are always looking for new things to do together. Yesterday, we started a new group activity: knitting!  The “Crafternoon” was well attended by those with some knitting experience and beginners. The session was seasonal, with a pumpkin pattern being followed by the group. Our Commercial Manager, Emily, took everyone through the […]
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Cerberus Nuclear Delivers Criticality Training to Tradebe Inutec
In addition to criticality safety consultancy services, Cerberus Nuclear has expertise in delivering criticality safety training. Our in-house graduate criticality assessor training (aka “Crit College”) is delivered in line with the Working Party on Criticality guidelines, and our more senior assessors are experience in mentoring our graduate recruits. We have also developed CARTA, a criticality […]
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Sarah represents Cerberus Nuclear on YGN Tour of Urenco
Sarah O’Sullivan recently represented Cerberus Nuclear on a tour of the Urenco Capenhurst site which was organised by the Nuclear Institute Young Generation Network as part of their technical tour series.  The day commenced with an introduction to the functionality of the Capenhurst site followed by presentations from early careers technical staff from Urenco UK, […]
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Mental Health First Aid Training
Emily, Sam and Tom recently attended a Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace training course, delivered by St John Ambulance. The course was based at St John Ambulance in Liverpool, and it covered how to create an awareness of mental health in the workplace, how to spot the signs and symptoms of different mental […]
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Cerberus Nuclear Host Work Experience Placements
This summer, Cerberus Nuclear has been hosting work experience placements. One of our placement students, Henry, is interested in doing a business degree at university. As part of his experience, Henry has written a blog post about his time with the company: Over the last year I have been studying business at A-level and the […]
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Cerberus Nuclear at SOFE 2023
Cerberus Nuclear recently attended the IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE) in Oxford. The biennial conference with a focus on fusion excellence brings together scientists, engineers, researchers and industry professionals working in the field of nuclear fusion, providing a platform to exchange knowledge, collaborate on research, and discuss the latest developments in the field of […]
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New Starter: Sarah O'Sullivan
We are excited to announce that Sarah O'Sullivan has joined Cerberus Nuclear as a Criticality Safety Consultant. Sarah has two years experience as a nuclear safety consultant supporting waste treatment projects before focussing more specifically on Criticality Safety. More recently she has produced criticality hazard assessments for DSRL and EDF Cyclife along with providing criticality […]
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Cerberus Nuclear's Inaugural Summer Camping Trip
Cerberus Nuclear went camping over the weekend. A group of 10 employees pitched their tents together at Marbury Camp and Lodge along with their partners, children and fur babies. The group started the weekend in a relaxed fashion, with a takeaway provided while they made camp. We learnt that the team don’t do things by […]
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New Starter: Lisa Shenton
Cerberus Nuclear are delighted to announce that Lisa Shenton has joined the team as a Business Administrator. Her duties include supporting company marketing, finance and bid management arrangements, invoicing, and our Business Management System. As she is undertaking invoicing for the company, clients can expect to see emails from her going forward.  Lisa started with […]
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Cerberus Nuclear attend ANSWERS Seminar
Cerberus Nuclear recently had the privilege of attending the 57th Meeting of The Shielding Forum and the 103rd Working Party on Criticality (WPC) meeting during the annual ANSWERS seminar held in Bournemouth. Over the course of three days, professionals from the nuclear sector gathered to discuss key topics such as radiation shielding, reactor physics, and […]
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Katrina Elected as WPC Secretary
Cerberus Nuclear is an active member of the Working Party on Criticality (WPC).  The WPC is a formal sub-group of the Safety Directors Forum.  The WPC’s focus is criticality safety issues up to, but not including, experimental and in-core power reactor operations. The issues considered are relevant to fabrication, transportation, storage and other operations relating to […]
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Cerberus Nuclear Offsets Carbon Emissions with Ecologi
Cerberus Nuclear is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Our Environmental Policy states that we accept responsibility for the harmful effects our operations have on both the local and global environment, and that we are committed to reducing them. We are proud of the steps we are taking to reduce our environmental impact.   Some of […]
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Cerberus Nuclear Sponsor YGN Shielding and Criticality Event
Cerberus Nuclear were recently delighted to be the proud sponsors of the YGN Introduction to Shielding and Criticality Safety Event, organised by the esteemed Nuclear Institute Young Generation Network. The conference brought together a diverse range of delegates from across the nuclear sector to share their insights and expertise on Shielding and Criticality Safety. The […]
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Cerberus Nuclear present to Birmingham's post-graduate nuclear masters courses
Recently, Cerberus Nuclear provided support to the University of Birmingham’s post-graduate nuclear master courses (the Physics of Technology of Nuclear Reactors and Nuclear decommissioning) through a lecture presented by Katrina Christaki, Jacob Westerman, and Zachary Strangwood as part of an industry lecture series.  During the lecture, the Cerberus team provided an introduction to radiation shielding, […]
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Sellafield Ltd Supply Chain Forum Special for International Women's Day
Our criticality safety assessors Katrina and Haleema represented Cerberus at the Sellafield Supply Chain Event in March. The event was a women’s special, falling just after international women's day, and was only attended by women in the supply chain and at Sellafield Ltd. It was so great to hear from different SMEs and all the […]
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Nottingham Trent University Presentation
Cerberus Nuclear is excited to have delivered a technical and industry focused presentation to the Physics with Nuclear Technology students at NTU. Building on the student’s knowledge of radiation transport they were introduced to Monte Carlo calculations in the context of shielding assessments. The presentation was well received with thought provoking questions being raised by the students.   […]
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Cerberus Nuclear brings industry expertise to NTEC Radiation Shielding Module
Cerberus Nuclear is proud to have once again supported the NTEC Radiation Shielding Module at the University of Liverpool, providing industry-focused knowledge input to the module.  As a key member of The Shielding Forum, Cerberus Nuclear delivered a lecture on the Shielding Design Process, providing a high-level overview of its practical application in the industry […]
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Successful Neutronics Workshop at the University of York
Cerberus Nuclear is thrilled to have been invited to deliver a Neutronics Workshop as part of the Fusion CDT course at the University of York, marking the second consecutive year of our participation. As part of the course, students participate in a week-long fusion technology module to gain a comprehensive understanding of fusion science, covering […]
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Revolutionising 3D Dose Rate Visualisation
Radiation Safety and Efficient Delivery The nuclear industry is faced with the challenge of ensuring radiation safety and efficient delivery while dealing with the complexities of designing and operating nuclear facilities. In this context, dose rate visualisation plays a vital role in evaluating and visualising radiation sources and their impact on the surrounding environment. This […]
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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from everyone at Cerberus Nuclear! As well as the start of the new year, we are celebrating 6 years as a company. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years, from our dedicated team to our valued clients and collaborators. We look forward to what 2023 will […]
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New Starter - Haleema H
We are delighted to welcome Haleema to the team full time following her summer project with the company for her Nuclear Decommissioning MSc. Haleema will be supporting both the Radiation Shielding and Criticality Safety teams, and is looking forward to applying her radioactive waste management training in the Nuclear Characterisation team. It's great to have […]
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New Starter - Nathan Chambers
We are happy to announce that Nathan Chambers has joined Cerberus Nuclear following a successful summer placement with the company. During his MSc Placement, Nathan performed an investigation into the effect of localised radiation shield weaknesses on the dose uptake of a self-designed phantom model. Nathan has been involved in the latest phase of the […]
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New Starter – Zachary Strangwood
We are pleased to announce that the first new starter of this year’s graduate intake has started with the company. Zachary Strangwood completed his MSc placement with the company this summer. His project consisted of modelling various radiation shielding scenarios with moving sources in MCNP and creating an interpolation engine using Python to calculate mesh […]
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New Starter – Barrie Greenhalgh
We are delighted to welcome Dr Barrie Greenhalgh to Cerberus Nuclear! Barrie is a Radiometric and Nuclear Physicist joining us with 18 years experience in the nuclear industry. He is a MCNP radiation transport specialist, with experience in support of radiometric characterisation, calibration, feasibility and design studies. Until recently, Barrie delivered technical characterisation tasks for […]
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Cerberus Present at the American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting
We recently presented two papers at the American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. The papers were presented within the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division (NCSD) Topical Meeting and were titled: CARTA – Criticality Safety Virtual Reality Training Aid, Recent Developments. Cyclone – Monte Carlo Data Processing and Visualization. Katrina presented the CARTA paper and […]
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Swimming with the Big Fish
Cerberus Nuclear are pleased to announce we have been graded silver by the SME Matchmaker Service Swimming with the Big Fish (SWTBF), which is delivered by Solomons Europe.  The Swimming with the Big Fish SME Matchmaker Service helps to match high-performing SMEs with those bidding for the many Key Delivery Partner and Goods/Services Agreement packages […]
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Cerberus Nuclear Support NNL Criticality Safety Training Course
We recently supported NNL with delivery of their UK Nuclear Criticality Safety Course. This is a long established training course in the UK and is supported by the University of New Mexico. Guest speakers from Sellafield Limited and ONR also contribute to the course. Representatives from NNL have been key stakeholders in the development of CARTA, our criticality […]
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Completion of ARC funded CARTA Software
CARTA is criticality safety training software developed here at Cerberus Nuclear. Uniquely, CARTA displays a realistic value of k-effective as the user interacts with the simulation, either in a conventional first-person desktop format or Virtual Reality (VR) environment. The user can see, in real-time, the effect that their actions have on criticality safety. The CARTA […]
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Cerberus Welcomes Employee Shareholders
January saw the first anniversary of our company EMI share option scheme, which is a government approved way of rewarding employees with share options. We are delighted that some of the team have exercised their options, becoming full shareholders of the company. “We’re always looking into ways to genuinely recognise and reward our growing team. Sharing ownership […]
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Future U Mentoring Programme
Cerberus Nuclear recently supported the STEMFirst led Future U Mentoring Programme through the stem ambassador programme. Katrina Christaki delivered a presentation to Blackburn College as part of an ongoing series for educating and inspiring young people on different STEM career paths. The aim of the series is to develop the skills and increase the aspirations […]
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Orthrus Software
Cerberus Nuclear are pleased to announce that we have created a spin-off company called Orthrus Software. Orthrus specialises in engineering software tools and machine learning. Crucially, it will provide a platform for the release of Cyclone™.   Cyclone™ is a suite of software utilities intended to facilitate file management, data management, and visualisation of Monte Carlo models and results. The various components of […]
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UKAEA Fusion - STEP Reactor Shielding Design
Cerberus Nuclear and Assystem have been selected to deliver the STEP Reactor In-board Shield Design as part of the STEP Engineering Framework. Cerberus’s neutronics and radiation transport expertise will play a key role working alongside Assystem’s well-established fusion experience in thermal and mechanical analysis. The project concerns the extreme environment within the central column of […]
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University of Birmingham Industry Lecture
Cerberus Nuclear has recently provided support to the University of Birmingham’s nuclear post-graduate masters courses. Geoff Hall and Katrina Christaki presented a lecture to students of the PTNR (Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors) and NDWM (Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management) courses as part of an ongoing industry lecture series.  They gave an introduction to […]
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OpenMC Fusion Technology Course
Cerberus Nuclear recently provided OpenMC support to the Fusion CDT course at the University of York. As part of the course the students attend a week-long fusion technology module to learn about all aspects fusion including reactor technology, plasma physics and neutronics modelling. The week concluded with a workshop on the open-source neutronics transport code […]
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Shielding School
Cerberus Nuclear have recruited a number of graduate and early career staff over the last three years, including three new members of the radiation shielding team in September and October last year. In order to train and maintain SQEP shielding assessors, our very own Peter Evans has been running "Shielding School", which consists of structured […]
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NTEC Shielding Design Process Lecture
The UK Shielding Forum (TSF) provides support for the Radiation Shielding Module of the University of Liverpool’s NTEC course, providing an industry focused knowledge input to the module. Several TSF member organisations provide lectures on a wide range of subjects, from Monte Carlo and deterministic codes to practical radiation shielding applications. As a key member […]
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UK Working Party on Criticality, November 2021
Cerberus Nuclear attended the second Working Party on Criticality (WPC) meeting of the year, taking place as a web-conference. Stewart Hay attended as our representative with graduate, Katrina Christaki, attending as an observer for the first time. As the meeting was held online, it was a good opportunity for Katrina to progress her professional development gaining insight […]
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ISO Accreditation
We have been working hard to implement our Business Management System (BMS). The system provides the policies, processes, procedures and records of forms/templates for consistent management of the business, projects and personnel with regards to Quality, Environment and Health and Safety. At the heart of this system are our Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health and […]
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New Starter - John Billingsley
Cerberus Nuclear are delighted to announce that John has recently joined the company. John has two years’ experience working on the UKAEA STEP Programme. During this time, he has gained experience with CSG- and CAD-based neutronics calculations, and methods of automated data analysis using Python scripting. Alongside his neutronics experience, John has extensively contributed to […]
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Graduate Starters
Cerberus Nuclear are proud to announce that two graduate consultants have recently joined the company. Henry Faulkner and Jacob Westerman have recently completed the NTEC (Nuclear Technology and Education Consortium) Nuclear Science and Technology Masters. They completed their Summer Placements with Cerberus and have since started full time.  Henry gained extensive experience using MCNP to model fissile arrays of barrels containing separated plutonium waste with differing compositions during his […]
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Emergency First Aid Training at Work
Cerberus Nuclear recently took part in ‘Emergency First Aid Training at Work’, delivered by St John Ambulance. Julie (St John Ambulance) delivered an informative and engaging course with lots of interaction from team. The course is aimed at first aiders in small, low risk working environments, like ours, and teaches basic life saving first aid […]
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Cerberus Nuclear at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris
Cerberus Nuclear are attending the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris on 30th November - 2nd December 2021. The WNE is the world's largest exhibition dedicated to nuclear energy, and the first platform dedicated to the global civil nuclear community. The three day event combines business meetings, guided tours, workshops, debates and panel discussions. This year's […]
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2021 Summer Projects
The end of September was dissertation deadline time for our three NTEC summer students. This was our busiest year to date, welcoming three students from the University of Manchester. NTEC (Nuclear Technology Education Consortium) offer a postgraduate-level masters degree in Nuclear Science and Technology, which is delivered in both directly taught and distance learning formats. […]
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ANDI: Sellafield Success Story
Cerberus Nuclear's ANDI (Automated Nuclear Damage Inspection) has been featured as a Sellafield Ltd success story. As part of the latest update to the Sellafield opportunities guidance, Cerberus Nuclear has been featured within its SME action plan. The SME action plan reaffirms Sellafield's commitment to increase opportunities for SMEs within the supply chain recognising the […]
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Nuclear Institute - Dynamic Dose Rates
As part of Cerberus Nuclear’s Radiation Protection Training Aid (RAPTA) continued development work has been performed regarding the visualisation of dynamic radiation systems. A dynamic radiation system is where radiation sources can move or change properties in 3D space either during a task or a facility operation. Cerberus Nuclear have developed in-house software to process […]
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Cyber Essentials Plus
As part of our ongoing commitment to cyber security, Cerberus Nuclear are pleased to announce the renewal of our Cyber Essentials Plus certification. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have […]
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ANDI: 360 Tracking
This is our latest post regarding our software ANDI (Automated Nuclear Damage Inspection) and incorporating identification capability with 360 video data. The 360 camera sector has advanced significantly over the past few years, camera resolution and image quality has improved greatly as well as advancements in software processing to provide multiple different ways of viewing […]
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STEM Ambassador Update
Katrina has been participating in the STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) Ambassador programme and she recently received her first 15-hour engagement award. Below she describes the role and what inspired her to apply. STEM Ambassadors is a government-run scheme that brings together a range of people from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, including […]
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New Starter - Emily McManus
We’re pleased to announce that Emily has recently joined Cerberus Nuclear as an experienced shielding assessor. As part of her role she will also be involved in business development and management tasks for the company to support our expanding team. Emily has 6 years’ experience in radiation shielding and dose assessments. Until recently she was […]
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Sellafield LINC: Image Processing for Assessing Package Integrity
The Challenge LINC with Sellafield Ltd is a scheme that encourages SMEs at local and national level to collaborate and deliver innovative solutions to support the mission at Sellafield. LINC challenge 42 was titled ‘Image Processing for Assessing Package Integrity using Machine Learning’ and set the challenge as follows: “The long-term storage of nuclear waste […]
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Cerberus Receives ARC Funding to Develop Criticality Safety VR Training Software
Cerberus Nuclear is a hub for innovation in criticality safety and radiation shielding and we are pleased to announce that we have made a successful application for funding from the UK’s Alpha Resilience and Capability (ARC) programme. ARC was created by BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) to ensure that the UK retains […]
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University of Liverpool – NTEC Shielding Design Process Lecture
The UK Shielding Forum (TSF) has provided support for the Radiation Shielding Module of the University of Liverpool’s NTEC course for many years, providing an industry focused knowledge input to the radiation shielding module. Several TSF member organisations provide lectures on a wide range of subjects, from Monte Carlo and deterministic codes to practical radiation […]
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Norwegian Regulatory Support
Cerberus Nuclear are part of a consortium that has been selected by the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) to support its activities related to nuclear safety and security over the next two to four years. The consortium was awarded the contract by DSA in the face of stiff international competition. The Consortium is […]
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New Starter - Katrina Christaki
We're pleased to announce that Katrina has recently joined Cerberus Nuclear as a graduate criticality safety assessor. She is looking to build on her academic experience from the University of Birmingham’s Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors (PTNR) course and student placement with EDF Energy’s Fuel Route Systems Team. Through these university courses, Katrina has […]
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EMI Scheme for Cerberus Nuclear
We are delighted to announce that, as an addition to our industry leading remuneration package, we have offered our staff share options in the company. This means that over the next few years we will welcome our talented team into the fold as shareholders. "An EMI scheme allows us to recognise and reward the vital […]
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WPC Meeting - November 2020
Cerberus Nuclear attended the second Working Party on Criticality (WPC) meeting of the year, and the second to take place as a web-conference. This was the first meeting since Toby Tyas was confirmed as our new representative, alongside Stewart Hay. We presented Eddy, our new open source HTML output generator for MCNP and SCALE. Toby […]
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47th Shielding Forum Meeting
Cerberus Nuclear hosted the 47th Shielding Forum meeting online this week. It had been hoped that the meeting would be held as part of the ANSWERS Seminar as usual; however, due to ongoing restrictions associated with COVID19 an online format was once again chosen, with the experience of hosting the previous meeting online making for […]
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Eddy - MCNP & SCALE Html Generator
Cerberus Nuclear has created Eddy, an open-source Html output generator for MCNP and SCALE.  The function of Eddy is to parse MCNP and SCALE output files into an easy-to-read and user-friendly format. Eddy has been written to work for both radiation transport and criticality calculations. Eddy collates key information from an output file so that […]
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RWM Criticality Safety Framework
We are really pleased to announce that Cerberus Nuclear and Galson Sciences Limited have teamed up to support Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) on their Criticality Safety Framework.  We believe our combined criticality teams offer RWM a really strong capability, with a blend of operational criticality safety experience and unique repository operational expertise.  We are looking […]
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New Starter - Kimberley Bird
Kimberley has joined Cerberus Nuclear after working with us on a project to use deep learning and computer vision to identify defects on the surface of waste containers.  Kimberley is a developer specialising in data science and she holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Computer Science.  Kimberley has contributed to several successful machine learning and […]
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Graduate Recruitment
Cerberus Nuclear are an small, dynamic consultancy specialising in the following areas: Criticality Safety Radiation Shielding Nuclear Characterisation Founded in 2016, we aim to do things differently to other consultancies. We offer industry leading services in our core areas, putting innovation and creativity at the heart of our work. We value employee satisfaction, offer genuine […]
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NTEC Summer Student
This summer we are pleased to be supporting the University of Manchester and the Nuclear Technology Education Consortium (NTEC) by supervising an MSc summer project. Three of the Cerberus Nuclear team have an MSc in Nuclear Science and Technology from NTEC; the course offers an ideal introduction to the nuclear industry and so it is […]
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Return to the Office
We have rearranged our office to be in-line with social distancing guidelines. With most of the team still working from home we decided to re-purpose the space into a fully featured virtual reality suite. This enables us to take a big leap forward in our capability and we should have some exciting news on this […]
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46th Shielding Forum Meeting
Cerberus Nuclear hosted the 46th Shielding Forum meeting online this week. An online format was chosen due to the recent travel and meeting restrictions due to the COVID19 outbreak. Attendees from  EDF Energy, Edvance, BAES, Cavendish Nuclear, Orano Projects, Kinectrics, UKAEA, Rolls Royce, Jacobs, SRP and ONR were there and the meeting spanned several different […]
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Cyber Essentials Plus Certification
As part of our ongoing commitment to cyber security, Cerberus Nuclear are pleased to announce that following a successful audit we have been awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus certification. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks and provides a clear statement of […]
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Surgical Mask Ear Saver - 3D Printing
Our 3D printer has been put to good use over the past week in the creation of ear savers for surgical masks worn by NHS staff at St Mary's Children's Hospital in Manchester. An ear saver is worn at the back of the head and provides pressure relief for the surgical mask wearers' ears; elastic […]
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New Starter - Toby Tyas
Toby is a new addition to Cerberus Nuclear but he has worked with us on many projects over the last few years in various roles. He is a valuable addition to Cerberus Nuclear's criticality safety team and brings with him a great deal of experience, particularly in decommissioning criticality safety, having delivered assessments for a […]
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Object Recognition - Computer Vision
We have developed a custom computer vision object identification algorithm. As a demonstration, we trained a neural network to identify cars and lorries on a motorway using R-CNN object detection. The algorithm identifies a number of objects, object type (car/lorry etc.), object colour, object speed and confidence in match. In addition, a report is generated […]
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COVID-19 update
These past few weeks have been a strange time for all of us, we are adjusting to a new reality and in accordance with the government advice on social distancing, since last week we have all been working at home. We are pleased to report that everyone is well and our company and capabilities remain […]
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New Starter - Peter Evans
Peter started with us back in November 2019 as a Principal Shielding Assessor. He brings with him a wealth of Sellafield Limited experience having worked there for the last 11 years, leading delivery of the shielding support for a number of key projects. He has hit the ground running at Cerberus, delivering assessments for a […]
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The Generator - Point Cloud
For many years companies and networking groups have used this facility for seminars and lectures to facilitate networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities.  Cerberus Nuclear were delighted to offer our services to Birchwood Park, which then allows them to showcase this valued facility in a unique manner. The original point cloud consisted of over […]
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New Starter - Sam Hilton
It's been a busy few months at Cerberus. We're pleased to announce that Sam Hilton has recently* joined us as a graduate consultant, building on his university project experience of radiation shielding in fusion reactor design. * September 2019, we've been busy!
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Northern Nuclear Alliance & BECBC: Defence and Infrastructure
Cerberus Nuclear attended the Defence Infrastructure Event at Birchwood Park Engine Rooms.  There were some very interesting talks from Gary Shuttleworth (Morgan Sindall), Mark Robinson (Babcock) & Paul Kelly (Volker Stevin). Thank you to Northern Nuclear Alliance @Nuclearuknorth & Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster @BECBC for organising the event.
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University of Liverpool - Shielding Design Process Lecture
The Shielding Forum (TSF) has provided support for the Radiation Shielding Module of the NTEC course for many years providing an industry-focused knowledge input to the radiation shielding module. Several TSF member organisations provide lectures on a wide range of subjects from Monte Carlo and deterministic codes as well as practical radiation shielding applications. Cerberus […]
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24th MCNEG Meeting (MCNEG 2020)
Cerberus Nuclear's Geoff Hall recently presented at the 24th MCNEG meeting held at the Culham Conference Centre, Oxfordshire. MCNEG provides a forum for new and experienced users of Monte Carlo software for radiation transport. Geoff's presentation was based on the assessment of transient dose rates from transport packages and gamma monitor normalisation. The talk was […]
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