Reactor Institute Delft, the nuclear research reactor at Delft University of Technology, has received an official plaque in recognition of its designation as one of the world’s thirteen Collaborating Centres of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The designation signifies the international role of TU Delft in the development and dissemination of knowledge on nuclear technology.
IAEA is a United Nations body, which, in collaboration with member states and other partners, aims to promote safe, guaranteed and peaceful nuclear technology, both for the supply of energy and for scientific research.
The Reactor Institute Delft, uses its reactor to research innovative materials for sustainable energy technology, for example for solar cells and energy storage. The nuclear radiation is also used for research into medical diagnostics and therapy.