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Aberdeen Cranfield UCL Salford National Nuclear Laboratory
Bath Edinburgh Loughborough Sheffield  
Birmingham Exeter Manchester Southampton  
Brighton Glasgow Newcastle Strathclyde  
Bristol Hertfordshire Nottingham Surrey  
Cambridge Imperial Open Sussex  
Cardiff Lancaster Oxford Warwick  
UCLan Leeds Reading
West of Scotland  
Coventry
Liverpool   York  


UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Professor Fred Glasser, Chemistry, School of Natural and Computing Sciences
Cement barriers to contain radioactive wastes

Professor Donald Macphee, Chemistry, School of Natural and Computing Sciences
Cements for the immobilisation of hazardous waste

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

Professor Brian McEnaney, Department of Engineering and Applied Science
Nuclear Graphite Properties

Professor Chris Bowen, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ceramic Materials

Dr Sally Clift, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Finite Element Analyses

Professor Geoff Hammond, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Energy Systems Analyses

Dr Tim Mays, Department of Chemical Engineering
Pore Structure & Reactivity Studies

Professor Ron Stevens (Emeritus), Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ceramic Materials, Encapsulation

Dr Tony Wickham, Visiting Fellow
Nuclear Graphite & Coolant Issues


THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Professor Martin Freer, School of Physics and Astronomy
Nuclear structure physics

Professor D Evans, School of Physics and Astronomy
Nuclear structure physics

Dr P G Jones, School of Physics and Astronomy
Relativistic heavy ion collisions

Dr Paul Norman, School of Physics and Astronomy
Nuclear power technology

Professor D J Parker, School of Physics and Astronomy
Positron emission tomography

Dr Garry Tungate, School of Physics and Astronomy
Laser spectroscopy of unstable isotopes

Dr G T A Squier, School of Physics and Astronomy
Relativistic heavy ion collisions

Dr Carl Wheldon, School of Physics And Astronomy
Exotic nuclei and nuclei lying on boundary between the astrophysical rapid- and slow-neutron capture processes

Dr Brian Connolly, School of Metallurgy and Materials
Localised Corrosion and Environmentally Assisted Fracture
Effect of Dispersions on Localised Corrosion in 316L Stainless Steels in Secondary Side PWR Environments
Fracture and Fatigue

Dr Alison Davenport
, School of Metallurgy and Materials
Corrosion

Dr Joe Hriljac, School of Chemistry
Safe sequestration of radionuclides

Dr Mark Read, School of Chemistry
Modelling of nuclear materials (fuels and waster encapsulation)


BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

Professor Gareth Neighbour, School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Materials performance of UK gas cooled nuclear reactor core designs
Post irradiation evaluation of nuclear materials


UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

Professor Alison Bruce
, Nuclear Physics Research Group
Gamma-ray spectroscopy
Structure of isomeric states / shell-model calculations


UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL


Faculty of Engineering

Dr Chris Truman, Mechanical Engineering
Structural integrity, residual stresses, fracture, mechanistic influences of neutron irradiation

Professor Martyn Pavier, Mechanical Engineering
Structural integrity, fatigue of metals, high temperature materials, composites

Dr Anton Shterenlikht, Mechanical Engineering
Computational fracture mechanics, micromechanics of fracture

Professor Bruce Drinkwater, Mechanical Engineering
NDT arrays, thin layers, interfaces, nonlinear ultrasonic techniques

Dr Paul Wilcox, Mechanical Engineering
NDT modelling, arrays, signal processing, guided waves, structural health monitoring, scattering

Dr Antony Croxford, Mechanical Engineering
NDT guided waves, nonlinear ultrasonic techniques, structural health monitoring

Professor Joe Quarini, Mechanical Engineering
CFD, General Heat and Mass Transfer and developing unique and world class expertise in ice pigging for the nuclear industry

Dr Mike Tierney, Mechanical Engineering
Heat Transfer - CFD, Aerosols, Thermal Radiation

Professor Colin Taylor, Civil Engineering
Non-linear dynamics, earthquake engineering, seismic analysis

Dr Adam Crewe, Civil Engineering
Non-linear dynamics, earthquake engineering, seismic analysis

Professor David Muir-Wood, Civil Engineering
Geotechnics, foundation engineering

Dr John May, Civil Engineering
Safety systems research, statistical testing

Mr Arthur Lawrence, Civil Engineering
Safety systems research, statistical testing

Professor David Blockley, Civil Engineering
Management of risk, uncertainty

Professor Patrick Godfrey
, Civil Engineering
Systems engineering, management of strategic risks

Professor Philip Thomas, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
J-value method for safety-spend assessment

Faculty of Science

Professor Tom Scott, Interface Analysis Centre
Uranium chemistry, metallurgy, corrosion and surface science. Corrosion of uranium, uranium alloys and other associated materials. Environmental remediation of radionuclides and microstructural analysis of crystalline solids

Dr Charles M Younes, Interface Analysis Centre
Fuel, Nuclear reactor core-materials, stress corrosion cracking, irradiation effect on nuclear fuels and their fuel cladding elements.

Dr Richard Ball, Interface Analysis Centre
Oxidation, stress corrosion and cracking of reactor steels.

Professor Peter Flewitt, Physics
Microstructural modelling-deformation and fracture, X-ray and Raman residual stress analysis, graphite fracture

Professor Jan Noyes, Experimental Psychology
Human Factors, cognitive ergonomics

Mr Jean-Philippe Renaud, Geographical Sciences
Hydrology, slope stability, landslide, hydrological modelling, groundwater, nuclear waste


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Reactor Systems

Dr G T Parks, Department of Engineering
Computational design of nuclear reactor systems and in-core fuel management, particularly thorium fuelled, accelerator driven systems

Professor P B Littlewood, Department of Physics
Low cost neutron detectors/remote monitoring.

Dr N Nikiforakis, Department of Physics
Computational science and modelling.

Professor M A Parker, Department of Physics
Experimental particle physics sensors, grid networks and remote sensing/monitoring

Reactor Waste


Professor A K Cheetham, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
Materials chemistry of fission products, particularly oxides of technetium.

Professor S A T Redfern, Department of Earth Sciences
Radiation self damage of solid waste forms

Dr I Farnan, Department of Earth Sciences
Material durability in fuels and waste disposal including radioactive decay and attack by ground water.

Professor M T Dove, Department of Earth Sciences
Computer simulations of radiation damage inceramics

Professor J Jackson, Department of Earth Sciences
Geotechnical engineering, earthquake specialist

Professor R J Mair, Department of Engineering
Geotechnical engineering for deep disposal and containment

Reactor Materials

Professor H K D H Bhadeshia, Department of Materials Science
Modelling and prediction of irradiation and corrosiondamage in fission and fusion reactor materials

Dr W G Proud, Department of Physics
Shock physics experiments.

Professor M C Payne, Department of Physics
Professor R J Needs,
Department of Physics
Computation of materials properties/ code development. Collaboration with Daresbury- Hartree Centre

Dr G Csanyi, Department of Engineering
Computation of the performance and failure of materials

Public Policy

S C Taylor, Judge Business School
Financing and accounting of nuclear power stations and liabilities

Professor D J C MacKay, Department of Physics
Public understanding of sustainable energy, energy consumption and risk


CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

Professor Hywel Thomas
, School of Engineering
Disposal of high level nuclear waste
Performance of the engineered barrier for backfilling and sealing repositories

Dr Peter Cleall, School of Engineering
Modelling the three-dimensional behaviour of a prototype nuclear waste repository

Dr Albert Carley,
School of Chemistry
Simulation of irradiated graphite

Dr Stuart Taylor, School of Chemistry
Simulation of irradiated graphite


UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

Professor Harry Eccles

Nuclear Materials

Dr Javad Yazdani
Nuclear Engineering

Dr Jonathan Francis
Engineering, Fire and Fire Safety, Nuclear

Stephen Kirkup
Nuclear Science and Engineering


COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Professor Mike FitzpatrickFaculty of Engineering and Computing
Nuclear structural materials

Dr Alex Chroneos
Nuclear Materials Physics


CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Dr Matthew Healy
, Centre for Materials Science and Engineering
Optimising radiological alert and search
Stand off radiation detection
Threat estimation and response methodologies across Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defence
Security surveys and technology watch
Ion Beam Analysis
Neutron radiography and inspection


THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Professor Phil Woods
, Department of Physics
Nuclear structure physics

Professor Andy Mount, Department of Chemistry
Actinide separation

Professor Polly Arnold, School of Chemistry 
Actinide and rare earth chemistry in the solution phase


UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

Professor Susan Molyneux-Hodgson, Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
science and technology studies; sociological analysis of radioactive waste management and disposal


UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

Professor David Ireland
, Department of Physics
The search for "missing" nucleon resonances
The interaction between nucleons, and how this gives rise to the properties of atomic nuclei
The use of electromagnetic interactions with nuclei

Professor Ralf Kaiser, Department of Physics
Nuclear structure physics
Measuring hard exclusive electron scattering reactions by detecting the recoiling proton

Dr Douglas MacGregor, Department of Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics

Professor Guenter Rosner, Department of Physics
Experimental nuclear structure

Dr Bjoern Seitz, Department of Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics

Dr Vernon Phoenix, Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Biogeochemical processes impacting geological disposal of radioactive waste 


UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

Dr Guogang Ren
Low cost polymer composites and low cost silicates based ceramic composites for LWR management
Composite materials and fabrics for electromagnetic wave and radiation protection


UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

Professor Roger Barlow, School of Applied Sciences
Thorium Energy Amplifier Systems


IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON


Reactor Design Operation and Monitoring

Professor Kamran Nikbin, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Structural Integrity

Professor Peter Cawley, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Mike Lowe
, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Non Destructive Evaluation

Professor Robin Grimes, Department of Materials
Dr Mark Wenman
, Department of Materials
Radiation Damage of Materials

Professor Christopher Pain, Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Professor Tony Goddard,
Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Dr Matt Eaton,
Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Thermal Hydraulics

Professor Christopher Pain
Professor Tony Goddard
Dr Matt Eaton

Applied Modelling & Computation

Dr Simon Walker, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Fuel Design and Performance

Professor Robin Grimes
Optimisation of Fuel Management

Professor Bill Lee, Department of Materials
Refractory Ceramics

Dr Dave Dye,
Department of Materials
Cladding Systems

Repository Science and Engineering

Professor John Cosgrove
, Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Professor Robert Zimmerman
, Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Professor Julian Bommer
, Department of Civil Engineering
Geomechanics for Geological Disposal of Nuclear Waste – Rock Mechanics and Seismic /Hazard Assessment

Dr John Harrison, Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Rock Mechanics

Professor Susan Parry, Centre for Environmental Policy
Professor Kym Jarvis

Radio-analytical Research in Support of De-commissioning & waste Disposal – Neutron activation Analysis, UK Inventory of 36Cl

Professor Howard S Wheater, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr Adrian Butler
, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Near Surface Process & Performance Models for Radioactive Waste disposal – Transfer of Radio Nucleotides into Plants from Groundwater, Radio Ecology

Spent Fuel and Waste Management

Professor Bill Lee, Department of Materials
Immobilisation of Radioactive Waste

Professor Luc Vandeperre, Department of Materials
Minerals for Hazardous Waste Capture & Immobilisation

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

Professor Andy Binley
, Department of Environmental Science
Dr Kirk Semple
, Department of Environmental Science
Contaminated land remediation and groundwater hydrology focused on geophysical methods for hydrogeological characterization.

Professor Colin Boxall
, Department of Engineering
Dr Jackie Pates
, Department of Environmental Science
Dr Chris Squire
, Department of Engineering
Broadly, physical and analytical chemistry including electrochemistry, colloid chemistry kinetic analysis. Specifically: novel radioanalytical, analytical and materials characterisation methods; the fate of radionuclides in the environment; new routes to surface decontamination (including corrosion); and novel reprocessing routes.

Professor Malcolm Joyce, Department of Engineering
Dr Steve Monk
, Department of Engineering
Dr Frank Cave
, Management School
Design, construction and testing of novel neutron detection instruments with applications in: homeland security, mixed-field digitization, dose mapping of contaminated land, stand-off tracking of radioactive contamination, depth profiling of radioactive contamination, ultra-fast digitization of mixed radiation fields and embedded systems development for advanced nuclear instruments.

Professor Derek Seward, Department of Engineering
Dr James Taylor
, Department of Engineering
Computer-aided multivariable control system design (including simulation modelling of nuclear power station reactors); optimization; time series analysis; simulation. Applications include nuclear decommissioning robotics and sensor delivery systems.

Professor Roger Kemp, Department of Engineering
Relationship of design authority and operational responsibility for a future build of nuclear stations, common methodologies for risk assessment and management.

Dr George Aggidis
, Department of Engineering
Fluid machinery design, with special expertise in PWR systems

Professor Richard Carter, Department of Engineering
Dr Amos Dexter
, Department of Engineering
Dr Graeme Burt
, Department of Engineering
Dr Rebecca Seviour
, Department of Physics
Linear particle accelerator design and construction

Professor Sue Cox, Management School
Maintaining safety and efficiency during periods of change


UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Professor Mike Fairweather, School of Chemical and Process Engineering
Mathematical modelling, computational fluid dynamics, LES, RANS, chemical kinetics

Dr Jeff Peakall, School of Earth and Environment
Sedimentation, flow measurement, stratification

Dr Robert Hammond, School of Chemical and Process Engineering
Nucleation, crystallisation, ab initio modelling

Professor Kevin Roberts
, School of Chemical and Process Engineering
Molecular and crystallographic modelling, process analytical technology, synchrotron radiation techniques

Dr Ian Burke, School of Earth and Environment
Biogeochemical processes that affect the redox cycling of metals and radionuclides

Professor Rob Knipe, School of Earth and Environment
Identification and quantification of deformation processes associated with tectonic events

Dr Doug Stewart, School of Civil Engineering
Environmental geotechnics, metal contamination in soils

Dr Paul Millner, Faculty of Biological Sciences
Nano-scale engineering of surfaces for biosensor applications, nanoparticulate supports, bio-affinity systems

Professor Mi Wang, School of Chemical and Process Engineering
Tomographic techniques for in situ monitoring (electrical resistance, capacitive, gamma) of layered media, liquid vortices, mass transfer

Dr Greg Horler, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Electrical inductive loop technology for safety systems

Professor Bruce HansonSchool of Chemical and Process Engineering
Nuclear fission, nuclear recycle, nuclear waste management, solvent extraction, molten salts

Professor Peter Heggs
Heat transfer in evaporators and tanks, thermal transfer from heat generating solids, surface temperature prediction for corrosion, particle suspension


THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

Professor Paul Nolan,
Department of Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics
Instrumentation development
Applications of nuclear physics techniques
CPD training for nuclear industry

Professor Peter Butler, Department of Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics

Professor Rodi Herzberg, Department of Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics
Instrumentation development

Professor Robert Page, Department of Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics
Instrumentation development
CPD training for nuclear industry

Dr Andy Boston,
Department of Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics
Instrumentation development
Applications of nuclear physics techniques
CPD training for nuclear industry

Professor Marielle Chartier, Department of Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics

Dr Eddie Paul, Department of Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics

Dr David Joss, Department of Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics

Dr Helen Boston, Department of Physics
Instrumentation development
Applications of nuclear physics techniques
CPD training for nuclear industry

Dr Bradley Cheal, Department of Physics
Nuclear Structure Physics

Professor Karl WhittleSchool of  Engineering
Nuclear Materials and Radiation Damage

Professor Eann Patterson, School of Engineering
Macro-scale structural evaluation, mesoscale experimental mechanics, nano-bio mechanics


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

Dr Julia Stegemann, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
Treatment and characterisation of radioactive waste and contaminated land

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

Professor Peter Warwick
, Department of Chemistry
Radiochemistry in general, radioactive waste disposal, colloids, humic acid chemistry, speciation of radionuclides in the environment, radiometric techniques, analytical method development, transport of contaminants in the environment

Dr Nick Evans, Department of Chemistry
Radiochemistry in general, radioactive waste disposal, humic acid chemistry, speciation of radionuclides in the environment, transport of contaminants in the environment, organic complexation of radionuclides, redox chemistry of uranium and technetium, cement chemistry

Dr Steve Christie, Department of Chemistry
Organic sequestering ligands and structures

Dr Paul Kelly, Department of Chemistry
Organic complexation of radionuclides

Dr Caroline Kirk
, Department of Chemistry
Materials chemistry related to wasteform issues


THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Professor J Billowes,
School of Physics and Astronomy
Properties of radioactive isotopes via laser spectroscopy
Applied nuclear physics (threat reduction, nuclear data)

Professor S Freeman, School of Physics and Astronomy
Nuclear structure of exotic nuclei

Dr A G Smith, School of Physics and Astronomy
Dynamics of fission process, fission fragment spectroscopy,
neutron induced reactions, nuclear data

Dr D Cullen, School of Physics and Astronomy
Properties of nuclear isomers

Dr P Campbell, School of Physics and Astronomy
Properties of radioactive isotopes via laser spectroscopy

Dr Kieran Flanagan, School of Physics and Astronomy
Properties of radioactive isotopes via laser spectroscopy;
Trace analysis and mass spectrometry

Professor Francis Livens, School of Chemistry
Microbial transformations of radionuclides
Mineral surface reactions
Radionuclides in the ‘real’ environment

Dr Sarah Heath, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Use of ligand design and coordination chemistry to synthesise coordination compounds which are tailored to form a specific structure or fulfil a specific function. These fall into three main areas
i) coordination chemistry of the actinide elements
ii) formation and characterisation of metal oxide/hydroxide particles in aqueous solution via ligand controlled hydrolysis of metal salts.
iii) synthesis and characterisation of luminescent lanthanide complexes for use as labels for macromolecules in biotechnology applications.

Professor Simon Pimblott, School of Chemistry
Radiation Sciences
Polymeric materials in service
Solvent and other damage in reprocessing
Waste storage and waste disposal
Effect of lattice scale defects on macro scale properties
Radiation induced corrosion
alpha damage to Pu/U materials

Dr Sven Koehler, School of Chemistry
Radiation induced dynamics at surfaces

Dr Gareth Law, School of Chemistry
Analytical Radiochemistry

Professor Grace Burke, School of Materials

Professor Stuart Lyon
, School of Materials
Corrosion And Materials Issues In Storage And Disposal

Dr Nick Stevens, School of Materials
Electrochemical investigation of cement encapsulation.
Magnox pond corrosion.
Electrochemical cleaning of metallic structures.
Atomistic modelling of corrosion
Stress Corrosion Resistance of Austenitic Stainless Steel Under Conditions of Sparse or Intermittent Chloride Supply

Professor Michael Preuss, School of Materials
Texture evolution in Zirconium alloys
Precipitation and matrix chemistry characterisation of Zirconium alloys

Dr Fabio Scenini, School of Materials
Stress corrosion cracking and corrosion assisted fatigue of austenitic alloys in a nuclear environment
Oxidation studies in aqueous and steam environments relevant to light water reactors

Professor Ping Xiao, School of Materials
Ceramic coatings for nuclear fuel
Innovative Fuels Design

Dr Joe Robson, School of Materials
Thermomechanical Processing and Evolution of Precipitates and Matrix Chemistry in Zirconium Alloys

Dr Joao Quinta Da Fonseca, School of Materials
Texture evolution in Zirconium alloys

Dr Dirk Engelberg, School of Materials
Engineered Barrier Systems for Nuclear Waste Disposal
Corrosion in Cements and Clays

Professor P Mummery, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Advanced materials for fission and fusion applications
Relationships between microstructure and properties in nuclear graphite

Professor Barry Marsden, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Graphite Moderated Reactors: Design, Operation, Safety, Decommissioning
Modelling irradiated graphite behaviour using finite element techniques

Professor Timothy Abram, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Nuclear fuel and fuel cycle technology
Reactor systems technology

Dr Mark Cotton
, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Buoyancy-affected flows and power plant thermal-hydraulics
Unsteady and non-equilibrium aerodynamic flows
Environmental hydrodynamics

Dr Graham Hall, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Nuclear grade graphite
Microstructural modelling
Computed X-ray tomography
Finite element modelling

Professor Dominique Laurence, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Coupling statistical (RANS) & deterministic (LES)
Free surface flows, gridless methods (SPH)
Code Friendly advanced RANS statistical models

Professor Hector Iacovides
, School of Mechanical. Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Turbulence Modelling
RANS Computation of Unsteady Turbulent Flows
Computation of Turbulent Free and Mixed Convection FLows
Computation Computation of Turbine Blade Cooling Flows
Experimental Investigation of Heat and Fluid Flow in Rotating Passages
Experimental Investigation of Natural Convection Flows
Flow Visualisations and CFD Animations

Professor Brian Launder
, School of Mechanical. Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Development of reflection-free turbulence models at second-moment-closure level
Development of improved inexpensive models for handling near-wall turbulence
Measurement of flow and heat transfer in rotating systems
Modelling of strongly stratified flows

Professor Ali Turan, School of Mechanical. Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Direct and large-eddy simulation of non/reacting, multi-phase, turbulent flows
Re-normalisation group methods for turbulence, dynamical systems, flow ,heat and combustion control
Computational multi-scale multi-physics problems ranging from power generation to biophysical flows

Dr John Francis, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Welding metallurgy, residual stresses in welded nuclear components

Dr Abbie Jones, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Irradiation Damage in Nuclear Graphite
Graphite waste treatment and disposal

Dr Andrey Jivkov, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Multi-scale modelling of the mechanical behaviour of solids such as graphite
Multi-physics modelling of materials degradation

Professor Adisa Azapagic, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
Engineering for Sustainable Development, which includes systems optimisation, clean technology, sustainable energy, life cycle assessment, industrial ecology and corporate sustainability.

Dr Clint Sharrad, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
Design of ligands for tailoring chemical and physical properties of radionuclide complexes in aqueous, organic and ionic melt systems, with particular focus on the transuranic actinides (Np, Pu, Am). Actinide complexes – synthesis, physical properties and applications.

Professor Kevin Anderson
, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Research Director of Tyndall-Manchester's Energy and Climate Change programme with responsibility for leading specific energy-related research projects and integrating these and others to provide a systems view of low-carbon energy pathways.

Professor Gregg Butler, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science
Work includes major studies on UK stocks of uranium, plutonium and spent nuclear fuel, and new reactor build. Research interests centre on sustainability, particularly of nuclear power, its regulation, and the analysis of stakeholder views and values using Multi Criteria Decision Analysis.

Professor Jon Lloyd, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science
Geological disposal of radioactive waste

Professor Richard Pattrick, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science
Geological disposal of radioactive waste

Professor Kath Morris, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science
Environmental behaviour of radioactive contaminants
Geological disposal of radioactive waste

Professor Barry Lennox, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Decommissioning of legacy facilities

Professor Sydney Howell, Manchester Business School
Finance, operational and administrative analysis


NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

Professor Mike Reeks
, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
Radioactive aerosol releases


THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Dr Stephen Liddle, School of Chemistry
Actinide Chemistry


THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

Professor W J Nuttall, Department of Engineering and Innovation
Advanced nuclear energy technologies and public policy issues

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Professor George Smith
, Department of Materials
Reactor materials

Professor Steve Roberts, Department of Materials
Mechanical behaviour of materials.
Materials for nuclear (fusion & fission) power plants.
Micromechanical testing. Brittle-ductile transitions.

Professor James Marrow, Department of Materials
Irradiation Damage in Nuclear Graphite
Microstructure/Property Relationships in Nuclear Graphite
Microstructure Strains and Crack Coalescence in Nuclear Graphite
Environment Assisted Failure of Magnesium Alloys

Professor Chris Grovenor, Department of Materials
Mechanisms of oxidation in Zr cladding alloys
TEM analysis of radiation damage in nuclear materials
SIMS analysis of nuclear materials

Dr Sergio Lozano-Perez, Department of Materials
Understanding the mechanisms controlling the initiation and propagation of Stress Corrosion Cracks in steels from nuclear reactors
Application of Multivariate Statistical Analysis to Microanalysis
Improving the acquisition and processing of analytical data: EFTEM, EELS-SI and EDX-SI

Professor Bob Denning, Department of Chemistry
Actinide Chemistry

Professor Jennifer Green, Department of Chemistry
Actinide Chemistry

Professor Dermot O’Hare, Department of Chemistry
Actinide Chemistry

Professor Stephen Faulkner, Department of Chemistry
Properties of metals and molecules that can be tailored to produce supramolecular assemblies with interesting properties. These fall into four categories 
i) complexes for imaging and therapy
ii) analysis of mixtures of metal ions by parallel processing of their time resolved luminescence spectra 
iii) surface recognition using metal complexes appended with recognition domains and incorporated into polymers 
iv) time resolved luminescence spectroscopy of metal complexes and incarcerated molecules.


UNIVERSITY OF READING

Professor Laurence Harwood, Department of Chemistry
Actinide Separation


THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

Professor S E Donnelly, School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Radiation damage simulated by low energy atomic bombardment examined in situ by Transmission Electron Microscopy

Professor J A van den Berg, School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Radiation damage simulated by low energy atomic bombardment examined in situ by Transmission Electron Microscopy

Professor I Morrison, School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Ab initio simulations of radiation damage and diffusion of impurities and interstitials


THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Dr John McMillan, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Novel neutron scintillation detectors as helium-3 replacements
Neutron activation analysis for security and environmental applications. 
Operation of 14MeV pulsed neutron generator

Professor Neil Hyatt, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Ceramic and glass wasteform processing, leach testing methods, materials characterisation

Professor Russell Hand, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Glass technology

Dr Günter Möbus
, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Electron Microscopy Analysis of Immobilisation Materials

Professor John Provis,Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Waste immobilisation of nuclear wastes and heavy metals

Dr Karl Travis, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Atomistic/mesoscopic modelling methods: Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics (NEMD), Reverse Monte Carlo, Radiation Damage Modelling, and Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD), Smooth Particle Applied Mechanics, Genetic Algorithms, general numerical methods.

Dr Hajime Kinoshita, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Molten state processing of simulated HLW (handling of uranium oxide powder)
Low temperature melting oxide ceramics for nuclear waste form
Measurement of distribution coefficient of plutonium (aqueous solution of plutonium)
High temperature synthesis of Np-doped YSZ (handling of neptunium oxide powder/solution)
Thermodynamic modelling of Th, U, Np, Pu, Ce, Zr, Fe, O systems
Electrochemical deposition of uranium in molten salt (handling uranium metal)

Professor Steve Banwart
, Department of Civil Engineering
Mine water pollution, nuclear waste, biodegradation, mineral surface chemistry

Professor Peter Waldron, Department of Civil Engineering
Containment structures for nuclear reactors, performance and durability

Dr Maria Romero-González, Department of Civil Engineering
Development and application of nanoparticles and biomaterials for remediation of organic pollutants, heavy metals and radionuclide


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON


Professor John Simpson, Mountbatten Centre for International Studies
UK nuclear weapon policies, the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear terrorism.

Professor Gerry Stoker, Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
Governance, policy-making, citizen engagement and politics in mature democracies.

Professor Jim Watson, Department of Physics
Environmental clean-up


THE UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Professor Stephen McArthur, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Monitoring and diagnosis of nuclear reactors

Dr Stuart Galloway, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Modelling nuclear generation in future energy markets

Dr Haofeng Chen, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Performance in high temperature environments

Dr Becky Lunn, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Biogeochemical Applications in Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Disposal

Dr Joanna RenshawDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Microbial interactions with radionuclides and metals


UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Professor Wilton N. Catford, Department of Physics
Professor William Gelletly (Emeritus), Department of Physics
Professor Philip M. Walker,
Department of Physics
Professor Paddy H. Regan,
Department of Physics
Professor Zsolt Podolyak,
Department of Physics
Experimental nuclear physicists - study of nuclear structure and reactions using accelerated beams of stable and radioactive isotopes at accelerators world-wide, with particular emphasis on exotic nuclei with extreme values of neutron number, away from stability

Professor Jeffery A. Tostevin, Department of Physics
Professor Jim S. Al-Khalili,
Department of Physics
Professor Ron C. Johnson (Emeritus),
Department of Physics
Dr Paul D. Stevenson,
Department of Physics
Theoretical nuclear physicists - nuclear reaction models and nuclear structure models with close links to current experimental groups world-wide, to advance theoretical understanding based on latest experimental results

Professor Paul Sellin,
Department of Physics
Dr Annika Lohstroh,
Department of Physics
Radiation and Detector Physicists - identification, characterisation and development of novel detector materials (e.g. CdZnTe, HgI, single crystal and amorphous diamond) and prototype devices for radiation detection, plus novel techniques for deploying detectors

Dr David Bradley,
Department of Physics
Professor Nicholas M. Spyrou (Emeritus),
Department of Physics
Dr Silvia Pani,
Department of Physics
Professor Andrew Nisbet,
Department of Physics
Applied Radiation Physicists - imaging of samples of medical interest, industrial interest including human organs and tissue and nanofluids, including the development of PET systems, novel detectors and analysis and image reconstruction techniques


UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

Professor Geoff Cloke
, Department of Chemistry
Actinide Chemistry

Professor Malcolm Heggie, Department of Chemistry
Effects of radiation on graphite and the possibilities for manipulating graphite for understanding changes within graphite moderators


THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Dr Diane Holland
, Department of Physics
Glass and ceramics for radioactive waste immobilisation

Professor Peter Scott, Department of Chemistry
Actinide Chemistry


UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

Professor Robert Chapman,
Department of Physics
Professor John F. Smith,
Department of Physics
Dr Klaus Spohr,
Department of Physics

The areas of expertise for the staff can be stated globally as:
Nuclear physics
Nuclear spectroscopy
Gamma-ray spectroscopy
Charged-particle spectroscopy
Radiation detection
Nuclear instrumentation
Analytical techniques
Laser-induced nuclear physics


THE UNIVERSITY OF YORK

Professor Andrei Andreyev, Department of Physics
Shape coexistence, particle and gamma decay
Laser-assisted nuclear decay studies
Fission and Beta-delayed fission

Dr Charles Barton, Department of Physics
Studies of exotic nuclei and nuclear shapes.

Professor Mike Bentley
, Department of Physics
Study of nuclear mirror symmetry.
Novel diamond detectors.

Professor Brian Fulton
, Department of Physics
Single-particle transfer reactions in inverse kinematics.
Underground searches for neutrinoless double beta decay.

Professor David Jenkins
, Department of Physics
Studies of exotic nuclei.
Nuclear astrophysics as well.

Dr Ben Kay, Department of Physics
Evolution of nuclear shell structure
Nuclear structure relevant to neutrinoless double beta decay

Dr Alison Laird, Department of Physics
Nuclear astrophysics
Development of a novel ionisation chamber for studying low-energy nuclear reactions with exotic beams.

Professor Bob Wadsworth
, Department of Physics
Research on exotic nuclei
Development of new neutron detectors
Advanced gamma-ray tracking

Professor Paul Walton, Department of Chemistry
Actinide Chemistry


National Nuclear Laboratory

The NNL have a number of Fellows supporting the University research programmes.

Research Fellows

Imperial College London
Fundamental Modelling -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lancaster University
Particle, Powder And Sludge Behaviour -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

University of Leeds
Particle, Powder And Sludge Behaviour -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contaminated Land & Remediation - Divyesh Trivedi

University of Liverpool
Post Irradiation Examination -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

University of Manchester
Nuclear Data -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Actinide Chemistry - Mark Sarsfield
Radiation Chemistry - Howard Sims
Geological Disposal - Nick Smith
Measurement & Analysis - Steve Stanley
Corrosion - Steve Walters

University of Sheffield     
Fundamental Modelling -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wasteform Development - Nick Collier

Senior Fellows

University of Birmingham     
Nuclear Systems Analysis - Kevin Hesketh
Graphite - Martin Metcalfe
Geochemistry -  Joe Small                              

University of Liverpool
Engineering - Richard Taylor                      

University of Oxford
Materials - Colin English

University of Manchester
Actinide Chemistry -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Corrosion - Guy Whillock
Materials - Colin English

Lab Fellows

University of Leeds
Engineering Modelling - Steve Graham
Criticality Safety - Deborah Hill                         

University of Manchester
Nuclear Materials - Jonathan Hyde
Effluent Technology - Luke O’Brien

University of Oxford                                                          
Nuclear Materials -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.