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Dalton Nuclear Institute

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Dr Dirk Engelberg

Dr Engelberg’s research group focuses on the development of multi-scale assessment approaches for the prediction, simulation and mitigation of environment-assisted degradation of stainless alloys in nuclear plant, radwaste and oil & gas environment. Dr. Engelberg has broad expertise in metallurgy, microstructure and grain boundary engineering, electrochemistry, and the application of in-situ characterisation techniques, including x-ray computed tomography, image analysis, and 2D/3D image and volume correlation.  

Keywords: 
Surface finishing, Materials, Nuclear waste, Radioactivity, Waste management, Metals, Corrosion, Energy, Thermal energy

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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 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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Dr Sarah Mander

Sarah started her career as a Chemical Engineer, initially working as a project engineer in the chemical and pharmaceutical's industry. Upon leaving industry, she spent six years working in a variety of roles for an urban design and build company. For these six years her job included facilitating community engagement in regeneration projects, welding, workshop management and promoting sustainability within urban neighbourhoods. In 1999 she joined Manchester School of Management researching the penetration of wind energy in the North West for her PhD.

Keywords: 
Cities, Sustainability, Behaviour, Community, Engagement, Wind energy, Renewable energy, Energy, Recycling, Energy efficiency

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Dr Alastair Martin

Alastair teaches subjects relating to the environment and sustainable technology to both undergraduate and postgraduate students including water and waste water treatment technology and waste management and valorisation. 

His research covers a range of subjects within process engineering relevant to the management of environmental impact including non-Newtonian rheology of suspensions, modelling of bio-reactors and reactor networks.

Keywords: 
Environment, Sustainability, Technology, Instrumentation, Water, Waste management, Teaching, Education

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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 Martin Gallagher

Research interests: Cloud Microphysics, Cloud-aerosol interactions, Surface Atmosphere Exchange, Micrometeorology, bioaerosols, Flux Applications, Airborne Instrumentation for ice and water.

Keywords: 
Weather, Physics, Water, Aerosols, Climate, Environment, Climate change, Biology, Heat flux, Thermal energy, Instrumentation, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Richard Pattrick

Research interests: 

Pure and applied mineralogy, geochemistry and metallogenesis. This work has ranged from experimental investigations to field studies. The mineralogical investigations have focussed on the chalcogenides (esp. sulfides) and magnetic oxides, using experimental synthesis combined with spectroscopic analysis, including synchrotron XAS and diffractiontechniques.

Keywords: 
Geology, Minerals, Metals, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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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 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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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 Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and is research active with recent publications in Royal Society journals and Nature. He engages widely across all tiers of government; from reporting on aviation-related emissions to the EU Parliament, advising the Prime Minister's office on Carbon Trading and having contributed to the development of the UK's Climate Change Act. 

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Energy, Management, Emissions, Energy supply, Aviation, Shipping, Transport, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Paul Mativenga

My expertise and research is in Manufacturing Technologies (machining science, micro manufacturing, laser processing and sustainable manufacturing). I obtained a PhD and MSc in Manufacturing Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology respectively from The University of Liverpool, UK. I am excited about developing engineering science solutions to the major challenges of resource efficiency and industrial sustainability.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Manufacturing, Social responsibility, Business engagement, Business, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Teaching, Education

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Prof Trevor York

Research interests include:

- Applications of industrial process tomography: pressure filtration, polymerisation, solid-state fermentation, product ageing, fluidised beds, soil monitoring

- Electronic systems design - analogue and digital electronics, DSP, software

- Processing of tomographic data in software and hardware: 3D finite element modelling with EIDORS 3D to yield 3D image reconstruction.

Keywords: 
Engineering, Filtration, Fermentation, Soil, Monitoring, Environment, Production, Economy, Electric and electronics, Energy supply, Energy, Information technology, Sound, Evaluation, Networks, Instrumentation

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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

Person

Prof Jovica Milanovic

Jovica's research and consultancy work is equally split between the areas of Power System Dynamics and Power Quality with a common, underlying stream of probabilistic / stochastic modelling of uncertainties of events and system parameters. 

Keywords: 
External engagement, Engagement, Business engagement, Business, Engineering, Consultancy, Power engineering, Energy, Energy networks, Power system, Electric and electronics, Smart grids, Systems analysis, Networks, Management, Society

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Dr Megan Jobson

Megan has industrial experience as a process engineer with Unilever. Her research aims to develop design methodologies for separation and reactive separation processes that are inherently efficient, in terms of energy demand, raw material consumption, waste production and generation of emissions.

Keywords: 
Engineering, Process engineering, Energy efficiency, Energy, Sustainability, Chemistry, Energy supply, Materials, Consumption, Waste, Emissions, Carbon, Climate, Retrofit, Buildings, Teaching, Education

Person

Prof Roy Wogelius

Research interests:

-  Mineral Surface Chemistry

- Reaction Kinetics

- Aqueous Geochemistry

- Environmental Mineralogy

Keywords: 
Geology, Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Environment, Minerals, Water, Kinetics

Person

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

Person

Prof Adisa Azapagic

Adisa's research interests are in the area of Engineering for Sustainable Development, which includes systems optimisation, sustainable technology, life cycle assessment, carbon footprinting and corporate sustainability. She has over 100 publications in these areas of interest, including three books.

Keywords: 
Systems analysis, Sustainability, Technology, Instrumentation, Production, Impact, Environment, Carbon, Management, Climate, Business, Social responsibility, Teaching, Education

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Prof Jonathan Lloyd

I currently lead a multidisciplinary geomicrobiology group working at the interface between biology and geology. Our research focuses on the mechanisms of microbial metal reduction, with emphasis on the environmental impact and biotechnological applications of metal-reducing bacteria. Current activities are supported by funds from NERC, BBSRC, EPSRC, the EU and industry.

Keywords: 
Geology, Biology, Ecology, Metals, Materials, Nuclear waste, Radioactivity, Environment, Waste management, Bioremediation, Pollution, Chemistry, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Louise Natrajan

My research interests lie in the area of coordination chemistry and spectroscopy of the f-elements. Current research in the group centres on the development of an understanding of the chemistry and electronic properties of the actinide ions in unusual oxidation states.

Keywords: 
Chemicals, Metals, Materials, Spectroscopy, Evaluation, Monitoring

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Mr Peter Green

My work is concerned with the design, implementation and evaluation of wireless and network communication systems. Most recently I have focused on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) for the process and agri-science sectors, and the emerging communication technologies to support Smart Grids and Future Networks for the power industry.

Keywords: 
Evaluation, Technology, Infrastructure, Information technology, Networks, Instrumentation, Smart grids, Energy networks, Energy planning, Energy industry

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Prof Yong Wang

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

Yong's main research interests are structural and fire engineering, steel and composite structures and fire protection materials and systems.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Fire, Thermal energy, Energy supply, Energy, Risk, Buildings, Materials, Impact