Dalton Nuclear Institute

The University of Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute is the UK's largest and most connected academic provider of nuclear research and development.

Who was John Dalton?
John Dalton FRS (1766-1844) was an English chemist, physicist and meteorologist.

He was one of the founding fathers of the Victoria University of Manchester and is remembered most prominently for pioneering the concept of atomic theory and atomic weights.

We support research which addresses the major issues associated with nuclear power: plant life extension, new nuclear build, decommissioning and radioactive waste management.

With over £100m research funding since 2005 from the research councils, industry and UK Government, the Dalton Nuclear Institute is an internationally recognised centre of excellence.

There are over 1,000 undergraduates taking nuclear modules at the University and our academic research staff have strong research partnerships with the nuclear industry - ensuring the rapid transfer of research output and skills development into the sector.