Nuclear Operations & Facilities
McMaster University is home to a unique suite of world-class nuclear research facilities that are staffed and operated by Nuclear Operations & Facilities. Research conducted at these facilities can be divided into four themes:View research themes
McMaster University is Canada’s most research-intensive university and home to Canada’s most powerful nuclear research reactor. Nuclear Operations & Facilities houses a unique suite of world-class nuclear research facilities anchored by the McMaster Nuclear Reactor – a multi-purpose research reactor that provides neutrons for medical isotope production and scientific research.
Registration for Nuclear Operations & Facilities’ Graduate Student Research Symposium is now open! As part of Nuclear Science Week (Oct. 18-22), Nuclear Operations & Facilities is giving McMaster graduate students an opportunity to showcase their research and win prizes. The Graduate Student Research Symposium will be held in-person (health & safety guidelines permitting) on Tuesday, … Continued
McMaster University and Promation – a leading Canadian manufacturer in the nuclear, automotive and industrial sectors – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to bring a new medical isotope technology developed at McMaster to the marketplace. At the center of this collaboration is a new technology for producing lutetium-177 (Lu-177), an … Continued
On Friday, June 18, beginning at 10:00 a.m. McMaster University will conduct an exercise testing its response to an on-campus radiological incident at its Nuclear Reactor. This exercise is meant to test McMaster’s Nuclear Reactor and Health Physics staff on their emergency response to an incident in a radiological area. The simulation includes virtual and … Continued
McMaster University’s Medical Isotope Supply Chain Team is comprised of more than a dozen staff members who are involved with producing, processing, and distributing medical isotopes generated at the McMaster Nuclear Reactor. Their work has established McMaster as the world’s leading supplier of iodine-125, a medical isotope that is the standard of care for prostate … Continued
As part of the CCE’s innovative Learning for 55+ program, this short course is designed to introduce adult learners to how nuclear technology is used to power their homes, diagnose disease, and create safe infrastructure. No background in science or engineering is required! For more information, or to register, please visit: Nuclear Science in Everyday … Continued