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Emma Perry

Emma Perry

PhD Research Student

Nuclear waste

S204
Department of Earth Sciences
Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3EQ

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 368357

Biography:

I studied a Masters in Physics degree at the University of Nottingham before completing a graduate scheme at Sellafield as a trainee radiation protection adviser. I am part of the nuclear energy EPSRC CDT in which I studied a Masters in Research at the Imperial College London and am now undertaking a PhD project at Department of Earth Sciences University of Cambridge with Professor Ian Farnan.

Research themes

Mineral Sciences :

Research Interests

I will be synthesising and characterising Uranium/Thorium oxide pellets as an analogue of mixed oxides fuels used in nuclear reactors in order to study how this fuel may dissolve once the fuel containers are eventually breached in a geological disposal facility. This is a part of the Modern Spent Fuel Dissolution and Chemistry in Failed Containers project that focuses on the effect of dopants on the dissolution rate of nuclear fuel matrix.

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