News came through today that our team member Josh Goldberg has been awarded a PhD degree for his research on the “Detection and Removal of Degradation Products from Liquid Systems”. Congratulations, Josh!
Congratulations are in order to our group member Chris Maher, who passed his PhD viva today subject to only minor corrections to his dissertation entitled “OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT OF LEGACY AND ADVANCED NUCLEAR FUELS”.
A joint paper with NNL on uranium/plutonium dioxide dissolution in nitric acid has been published.
The Chemistry of (U,Pu)O2 Dissolution in Nitric Acid
M.J. Carrott, P.M.A. Cook, O.D. Fox, C.J. Maher & S.L.M. Schroeder
Procedia Chemistry 7 (2012) 92-97.
The ‘Molecular Basis of Nuclear Fuel Separations‘ consortium was mentioned during evidence giving to the House of Lords Select Committee on on Science and Technology. The transcript of evidence taken during the Inquiry (“NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES”) can be downloaded here: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/science-technology/NRDC/ucST240511ev4.pdf. The relevant passage is on Page 23.
The Molecular Basis of Advanced Nuclear Fuel Separations (MBase)
Our group is part of this newly EPSRC-funded consortium. Project partners are in the School of Chemistry, the University of Lancaster, Imperial College London, the University of Reading, Idaho National Labs (USA), the UK National Nuclear Laboratory and Serco Assurance.