JRC News

  1. 14 Oct 2015

    The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, was designed to raise awareness on the importance of standardisation to the global economy.

  2. 25 Mar 2013

    The recent findings by JRC scientists and other colleagues on the effect of the weapon tests fallout in a terrestrial environment are important to evaluate the risks associated to other kinds of nuclear contamination, like nuclear accidents and releases from nuclear facilities and nuclear waste disposal repositories. The use of more sensitive technologies in environmental sciences is expected to expand further in the foreseeable future.

  3. 20 Jan 2012

    The JRC has signed a letter of intent for closer cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The two organisations will strengthen their collaboration in a number of areas, including energy, nuclear safety and security, sustainable transport and electromobility, climate change, information technology and foresight and anticipation.

  4. 1 Jul 2011

    Dr Gerry Lander, former Director of the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), was awarded the Walter Hälg Prize in recognition of scientific career in the field of basic actinide research. Every two years the European Neutron Scattering Association, ENSA, awards the prestigious Walter Hälg Prize to a European scientist for outstanding coherent work in neutron scattering with a long term impact on scientific and/or technical neutron scattering applications.

  5. 5 Aug 2009

    The JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), together with international partners, will carry out research into the possibilities of using catalysts based on 'actinide' elements (such as uranium, neptunium, plutonium and beyond) to convert hydrocarbons from biomass or fossil fuels into high-value chemicals. This could lead to new ways of reducing the release of greenhouse gases such as methane into the atmosphere, while at the same time offering economic benefits.