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Miss Georgina Lewis

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Workplace engagement, Sustainability enthusiast, Nuclear energy

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Mr Adrian Parker

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Adrian currently serves in a business role as the first Director of Operations for Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester.

Specialties: Executive Leadership; Business Unit Development; Change Leadership; Operations Management; Customer/Guest Service.

Keywords: 
Change management, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Leadership, Energy, Nuclear energy

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Dr Nicholas Bryan

The main research area of my group is Environmental Chemistry, and in particular, the interaction of radionuclides with natural systems. Current projects involve the study of the interaction of these elements with natural colloids, including humic substances. Colloids have a high affinity for many pollutants, and can act as a vector for their migration in the environment. Lab experiments are used to study sorption and desorption mechanisms, and are backed up by work involving real samples from the field.

Keywords: 
Environment, Chemistry, Metals, Pollution, Nuclear energy, Radioactivity, Energy, Soil, Water, Geology, Waste, Impact, Nuclear waste, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Katherine Morris

My current research focuses on the environmental behaviour of radioactive contaminants. Development of nuclear weapons and nuclear power has left a legacy of radioactively contaminated land and radioactive wastes that will be disposed of in a deep geological disposal facility. Understanding the behaviour of radioactive contaminants in these environments is essential in managing our radioactive legacy.

Keywords: 
Nuclear waste, Radioactivity, Waste management, Environment, Nuclear energy, Energy, Geology, Biology, Chemistry

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Dr Joseph Robson

Current work involves the coupling of thermodynamic models, based on Calphad methods, to novel kinetic models, enabling the time and temperature dependence of the microstructure (particularly second phase particles) to be determined for complex industrial alloys and processes. Such an approach is being used to predict microstructure evolution and subsequent effect on properties for a range of aluminium, magnesium, and zirconium alloys during processes such as hot rolling and welding. Applications for these materials include the automotive, aerospace, and nuclear industries.

Keywords: 
Metals, Automotives, Transport, Aerospace, Nuclear energy, Energy, Technology, Instrumentation, Electrochemistry

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Prof Francis Livens

I work very closely with colleagues in other Schools of the University of Manchester, and also elsewhere. I work in several diverse areas, including Microbial transformations of radionuclides, Mineral surface reactions and Radionuclides in the 'real' environment

Keywords: 
Nuclear energy, Energy, Nuclear waste, Biology, Radioactivity, Minerals, Chemistry, Waste management

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Prof Andrew Sherry

Professor Sherry’s main research interests are in the manufacturing and performance of structural components and fuel materials in nuclear plant with a particular focus on the mechanistic understanding and predictive modelling of fatigue and fracture of structural materials and welds.

Keywords: 
Nuclear energy, Energy, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Business engagement, Business, Engagement, Manufacturing, Materials

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Dr Abbie Jones

Dr Abbie Jones is a lecturer in Nuclear Engineering Decommissioning. Dr. Jones joined the University of Manchester in 2006, as a Post Doctoral Research Associate on the EPSRC Keeping the Nuclear Options Open consortium researching nuclear graphite behaviour. Her research specialises in decommissioning and treatment of irradiated nuclear graphite waste in order to understand irradiation damage processes to nuclear graphite and to validate new treatment methods for irradiated nuclear graphite post-closure.

Keywords: 
Nuclear energy, Nuclear waste, Energy, Carbon, Waste management, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Research Centre for Radwaste and Decommissioning

The RCRD is dedicated to research and training into the safe containment and disposal of radioactive wastes, the decommissioning of contaminated nuclear plant and the containment and remediation of radionuclides in the environment.

Keywords: 
Nuclear energy, Nuclear waste

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Nuclear Graphite

Nuclear Graphite Research is based in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at the University of Manchester and is an integral part of the cross-school Materials Performance Centre. The Group was formed with the aim of building up a strong research activity at the University of Manchester on nuclear graphite technology so as to develop expertise that can be used to provide independent advice and research to both national and international nuclear organizations and companies.

Keywords: 
Nuclear energy, Nuclear waste

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