Prof Lalor's Tribute

Recent Research


Map of simplified bedrock geology of Jamaica

Cadmium Isotopic Composition Indicates Multiple Geological...

Large areas (>500 km2) of Jamaica are uniquely characterized by soils...

January 31, 2018

Determination of CO2 Emissions from Agricultural Soils...

Soil organic matter (SOM) contains more carbon than...

January 30, 2018

The Dietary Intake of Minerals and Trace Elements from...

Jamaica, a net exporter of coffee, has in recent years seen the importation of...

December 19, 2017

Who We Are?

I.C.E.N.SInternational Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences

20171215_111533.jpgICENS is a complex of multi-disciplinary research laboratories founded in 1984 on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica and covers a diverse range of the geochemical, environmental and nuclear sciences. In 1984 it brought into operation a small Slowpoke-II research reactor provided by the European Economic Community (now the European Union). Located in a pleasant green area of 2.64 km2 (653 acres) situated at the foot of the spectacular Blue Mountains about 20 km from the Norman Manley International Airport, ICENS occupies an attractive, modern and purpose-built air-conditioned building of 950 sq. m. area. 

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ANALYTICAL AND SUPPORT FACILITIES


Neutron Activation Laboratory

Nuclear Analytical LAB

ICENS operates two very powerful complementary nuclear techniques, Neutron... Read More

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Atomic Spectroscopy and Wet Chemistry Lab

Samples in solution are analysed in this laboratory and as such, solids must either be extracted or dissolved, as appropriate.  The typically... Read More

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Radiation Safety and Nuclear Security

The Department of Radiation Safety and Nuclear Security, formally the TLD department, was conceived out of the need to monitor ICENS personnel... Read More

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Latest News


IAEA Annual General Conference to Convene Next Week

The IAEA’s 65th annual General Conference (GC) will take place next week in Vienna. The meeting, from 20 to 24 September, is expected to draw high level representatives from the IAEA’s 173 Member States.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-annual-general-conference-to-convene-next-week

Call for Papers: International Symposium on Managing Land and Water for Climate-Smart Agriculture 2022

Interested contributors have until 31 January 2022 to submit abstracts for the IAEA’s International Symposium on Managing Land and Water for Climate-Smart Agriculture, to be held from 25 to 29 July 2022 at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria.... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/call-for-papers-international-symposium-on-managing-land-and-water-for-climate-smart-agriculture-2022

IAEA Mission Observes Commitment to Safety at Dutch Research Reactor, Recommends Further Enhancements

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said that the operator of the Hoger Onderwijs research reactor in the Netherlands has prioritized safety during implementation of significant refurbishment and modernization of the... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-mission-observes-commitment-to-safety-at-dutch-research-reactor-recommends-further-enhancements

IAEA Increases Projections for Nuclear Power Use in 2050

For the first time since the Fukushima Daiichi accident a decade ago, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revised up its projections of the potential growth of nuclear power capacity for electricity generation during the coming... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-increases-projections-for-nuclear-power-use-in-2050

IAEA on Trilateral Effort of Australia, United Kingdom, and United States on Nuclear Naval Propulsion

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has been informed by Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of an 18-month trilateral effort between these three countries “to identify the optimal pathway to support Australia’s... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-on-trilateral-effort-of-australia-united-kingdom-and-united-states-on-nuclear-naval-propulsion

Students Graduate from First French-language Master’s Course in Radiopharmacy in Africa

Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo now, for the first time, will have certified radiopharmacists.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/students-graduate-from-first-french-language-masters-course-in-radiopharmacy-in-africa

Recent Projects


The Jamaican SLOWPOKE

The Jamaican SLOWPOKE HEU-LEU Core Conversion

The 2014–2015 academic year was a pivotal year for ICENS, after 31 years of...

May 1, 2018

Coordinated Research Project (CRP): Options and...

Coordinated Research Project (CRP): Options and Technologies for Managing...

May 1, 2018
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