Conference sponsor and conference dinner sponsor
Our team of world-renowned scientists, engineers and specialists undertake critical work, providing and maintaining warheads for Royal Navy submarines – everything from design and manufacture to in-service support and decommissioning.
Our unique nuclear skills and expertise means that we are also able to provide intelligence and support to the UK Government by developing innovative solutions to combat nuclear threat, terrorism and nuclear proliferation. We also have a team dedicated to providing 24/7 emergency response support
At STFC, we have a good understanding not just of what we need to achieve but also of the road we need to take to reach our goals.
Working within the framework of our Royal Charter, our starting-point is an inspirational Vision that defines our overarching objective. Building on this, a comprehensive Corporate Strategy 2010-20 outlines how we are transforming this Vision into reality.
The translation of the Corporate Strategy into planned activity at an operational level is through a medium term Delivery Plan and Scorecard which aligns to the current spending review period ending in 2015.
An annual Operating Plan, with an accompanying annual Action Plan, then completes the “golden thread” from individual or team activities through to strategic goals.
The Corporate Strategy is complemented by specialist supporting strategies targeting specific fields of STFC activity.
Culham Thesis Prize Sponsor
Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is the UK's national laboratory for fusion research. CCFE (formerly known as UKAEA Culham) is based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, and is owned and operated by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
The 80-hectare site just south of Oxford was previously HMS Hornbill, a Fleet Air Arm airfield. Its conversion to a purpose-built fusion laboratory began in 1960 and was completed in 1965. Since then, Culham has made many major contributions to international fusion research and development. Today the UK fusion programme is centred on the innovative MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) experiment and employs around 150 people. The programme is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the European Union under the EURATOM treaty.
In addition, CCFE hosts the world's largest magnetic fusion experiment, JET (Joint European Torus), on behalf of its European partners. The JET facilities are collectively used by European fusion scientists, co-ordinated by a programme management unit at Culham. JET is situated next to the UK fusion laboratory. Around 500 people are employed at the JET facilities, with around 350 European scientists visiting each year to conduct research, and many from outside Europe.
Conference sponsor and exhibitor
For more than 30 years Hiden Analytical has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of scientific instruments for research, development and production applications. Our products address a diverse range of applications - precision gas analysis, plasma diagnostics by direct measurement of plasma ions and ion energies, SIMS probes for UHV surface science, catalysis performance quantification etc. and our quadrupole mass spectrometers have gained worldwide recognition for their precision and outstanding performance.
As a privately owned company our reputation is built on creating close, positive relationships with our clients. Many customers work at the forefront of new technology - in the fields of plasma research, surface science, vacuum processing and gas analysis. To maintain this reputation we have, over the years, established exceptional levels of technical expertise in these areas within our company.