National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) plays a key role in the UK and global nuclear industry. That means reducing the cost of clean-up and decommissioning, maintaining critical skills and attracting talented new people to the industry. Since July 2008, NNL been providing independent advice to the UK Government and working with other National Laboratories around the world and delivering a full range of research and technology to support the nuclear fuel cycle. NNL is the only UK organisation with the skills, facilities and expertise to provide technical support to all aspects of the nuclear industry. NNL offers an unrivalled breadth of technical products and services to their customers across the whole nuclear industry. NNL cover the complete nuclear fuel cycle, from fuel manufacture and power generation to reprocessing, waste treatment and disposal. Services of such diversity and scale call on a vast array of skills and expertise. So the experience covers everything including defence, new nuclear build and Homeland Security. Academics: At NNL, science and technology is the very foundation of everything NNL does and it goes far beyond their own business. NNL is built on years and years of innovation. NNL has made countless scientific breakthroughs and their people have developed some truly invaluable, ingenious technology over the years. Their work in science and technology spans the entire fuel cycle, helping to shape the UK nuclear industry of today and tomorrow. Their teams work across a wide range of high profile, industry-changing projects, all using world-class facilities and equipment. Their work in R&D meanwhile, is both national and international. In fact, NNL has been helping to educate the energy industry for years. Research: NNL plays a key role in bringing academic research and industry together. Working closely with academia for many years, NNL has set up a number of University Research Alliances, including Professor Simon Biggs at Leeds University is a key partner on related research programmes, specialising in Sludges and Particulates. Professor Robin Grimes leads nuclear research at Imperial College, also acting as the EPSRC Network Champion. Professor Jon Lloyd, Visiting Senior Fellow, spends part of his time mentoring at NNL and contributing to joint research. Professor Tim Abram, Visiting Senior Fellow, is a former NNL employee and now heads up the Centre of Nuclear Energy Technology, launched early 2011. Professor Francis Livens, Research Director at the Dalton Institute is a CORWM committee member and set up the first doctoral training centre for nuclear-related subjects. Professor Simon Pimblott, Director of the Dalton Cumbria Facility, works closely with NNL on radiation science.