Our research covers a wide range of topics in atmospheric physics and chemistry, covering clouds and aerosols, radiative transfer, atmospheric pollution and atmospheric dynamics.
The RCRD is committed to research and training in the safe disposal of the UK's radioactive waste and the decommissioning of its nuclear facilities. Our industrial sponsors are BNFL (legacy) and the NDA. The RCRD is one of the centres that form the Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester and is intimately associated with development of the Dalton Cumbria Facility.
More than a decade of world class research led to a successful bid to the government's Joint Infrastructure Fund, via the NERC, and the award of approximately £3.3 million to establish the Williamson Research Centre, which opened in October 2001. The Centre acts as a focus for interdisciplinary research in molecular environmental science, which is essential for an understanding of our environment and the effect of human behaviour upon environmental systems. It involves not only geoscientists but also chemists and biologists, and actively supports collaboration with the wider community.