Dr. Michael Cooper has now left the group to take up a position at Los Alamos National Lab in the United States. Throughout his PhD Michael did a sterling job in improving our understanding of the behaviour of spent nuclear fuel and actinide oxide systems in general and will be sorely missed. We’re sure he’ll keep up the good work in his new role across the pond and our best wishes go with him.
Secondly we would like to welcome our newest PhD student, Conor Galvin, who joins us from Imperial’s MSc in Nuclear Engineering. He will be picking up where Dr. Cooper left off, by considering the behaviour of mixed oxide nuclear fuels using atomic scale simulation.