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Activity Calendar 2011

January-March
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April - June
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July-September
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October-December
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       Our
   Divisions

CERD has five (5) research divisions, a technical division, and an administrative division. The activities of the divisions arecomplemented by a Radiation Control Unit.

Research Divisions
Division of Applied Nuclear Science and Technology
Division of Environmental and Earth Sciences
Division of Energy Management and Technology
Division of Materials and Electronics
Radiation Control Unit


Technical Divisions

Maintainance Division

Administrative Divisions
The Secretariat
Finance Section
Audit Unit

(A) Division of Applied Nuclear Science and Technology
Division Head:

  • Exploit the FN Tandem Accelerator for basic and applied research
  • Applied nuclear techniques in Atmospheric five particle aerosol research
  • Application of nuclear techniques in solid minerals characterization and quantification
  • Provide radiation protection dosimetry and monitoring services
  • Standardize radiation-shielding systems
  • Carry out studies on radioactive waste disposal
  • Carry out continous assessment of the NORM levels in the oil producing and mining zones in the country
  • Conduct food irradiation studies
  • Reactor Physics
  • Investigate plant and animal mutation and breeding using nuclear techniques
  • Engage in nuclear data gathering and development of computer codes for data gathering and analysis
  • Carry out basic and applied nuclear physics research
  • Reactor Engineering

(B) Division of Environmental and Earth Sciences
Division Head:

  • Environmental pollution monitoring and control (soil, water and air)
  • Environmental impact assessment and auditing
  • Soil degradation and deforestation
  • Geographical information systems (GIS) applications
  • Wet chemistry and instrumental analytical applications in medicine and industry
  • Target/sample preparation and radioisotope production
  • Nuclear fuel resources processing
  • Mineral exploration, mineral and soil mapping
  • Water resources monitoring across the nation
  • Marine resources and coastal processes
  • Any other assignment (teaching, training and consultancy)

(C) Division of Energy Management and Technology
Division Head:

            (i)        Emerging Energy Technologies: Technology Assessment of:

  • Wind
  • Geothermal
  • Biomass

          (ii)        Rational Energy Utilization

  • Energy efficiency Studies
  • Energy Audits
  • Barriers to Energy Efficiency in the Economy
          (iii)       Energy System Modeling
  • Energy Database and Information System
  • Energy Systems Analysis and Model Development
  • Energy Technology Assessment
  • Energy Policy analysis

          (v)       Energy for Sustainable Development

  • Energy – Economy – Environment interaction
  • Effects of Energy Production and Utilization on the Environment
  • Climate Change Issues
  • Energy/Environment Information System

 

(D) Division of Materials and Electronics
Division Head:

  • Carry out basic and applied materials studies
  • Develop methods of destructive and non-destructive testing of materials
  • Design and fabricate nuclear electronics equipment, spare parts and control devices
  • Carry out materials tests for quality control assessment on steels, alloys, ceramics, and other non-metallic materials
  • Study the effect of radiation (both ionizing and non-ionizing) on properties of devices and components
  • Applications of accelerator in material development and characterization
  • Develop capability for the local manufacture of solar energy devices
  • Develop foundry and casting techniques for re-production of intricate spare parts
  • Develop new materials useful and usable as power generator and radiation detectors
  • Develop a data base on the optical, electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties of new materials
  • Research on structural, core and fuel materials for the reactor development programme
  • Study special alloys for turbine blades and foils for power plants
  • Modeling of physical behaviour of materials
  • Corrosion assessment and control
  • Failure analysis of pipelines.
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(E)  Radiation Control Unit
Division Head:

  • Provide protection and security from radiation
  • Provide safety guides and codes for the handling, production and transportation of radioactive materials, machine and wastes
  • Exercise general regulatory functions

 

TECHNICAL DIVISIONS
(A) Division of Maintenance and Services

Division Head:

  • Installation of the CERD’s equipment(s)
  • Maintenance and repair of faulty CERD’s equipment(s)
  • Design, construction and building of spare parts etc;
  • Maintenance of CERD’s physical facilities in good condition every time and
  • Carry out any other duty as may be assigned from time to time



ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

(A) The Secretariat
Division Head: The Secretary, CERD

(B) Finance Unit
Division Head: The Finance Officer, CERD

(C) Audit Unit
Division Head: The Internal Auditor, CERD