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 Expert  726610

Expert in Nuclear Fuel Processing, Decommissioning and Waste Management

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Expert has worked for over 20 years in the manufacture of fuel pellets for fast reactors and light water reactors. His principle expertise and expereience is mixed oxide (U/Pu) fuel pellets. He has worked on design, commissioning and operation of processing plants going through all the processes from powder import, mixing, compacting into pellets, sintering and pellet grinding and inspection. He has a full understanding of customer specfications and expectations having made fuel pellets for reactors in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Japan.

ceramic nuclear fuel


nuclear application ceramic processing


nuclear fuel pellet


oxide nuclear fuel

Expert is experienced in the design of plants for processing nuclear fuel and waste, and is well versed in all stages of the design process from strategic assessments, optioneering studies, generation of initial designs and through to detailed design , construction, commissioning and operation. His principle expertise is in process design, and generation of process flowsheets.

Expert has substantial experience with nuclear regulators (safety, safeguards environmental)


nuclear engineering


nuclear power

Expert has experience in a nuclear design office as Principle Process Engineer, and has covered many aspects of design from concepts through to detail. This has included optioneering studies, process flow diagrams, process flowsheets etc. He has also worked extrensively in bid preparation. This work has covered processing and decontamination of fuel containers, decontamination of nuclear plant, processing of ILW, aerial abatement systems.

design process


design review


nuclear waste cleanup


nuclear waste management


process design


radioactive waste

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   BEng   Chemical Engineering   Universtiy of Bradford  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to




Engineering Design


Senior Process Engineer


Process engineering design. Expert has led optioneering studies, developed process designs, eg process flow diagrams, process flowsheets. He has also led bid preparations

1994 to 2008




MOX Fuels


Senior Process Engineer


Commissioning, and operation of two nucelar fuel manufacturing plants at Sellafield. Process optimisation and trouble-shootings. Throughput and quality improvements. Leading a team of process engineers.

1995 to 1994




Plutonium Fuels


Production Manager


Managed the operation of a fast reactor fuel fabrication plant at Sellafield. Responsible for throughput, quality, safety and budget. Led a team of 75 operators.

Career Accomplishments:

MIChemE, CEng

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1985 to 1994   UKAEA   Production Manager   He managed a fast reactor fuel production line, responsible for throughput, quality, safety and budget.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2004 to 2004   France   Visited MELOX plant operated by AREVA to investigate improvement opportunities
2003 to 2003   Belgium   Visited Belgonucliaire plant at Dessel to investigate improvement oportunities
2002 to 2002   Germany   Visited Siemens plant at Erlangan to give presentation on analytical methods for nuclear fuel pellets.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Basic knowledge
Spanish   Basic knowledge

Additional Skills and Services:

MOX Fuel Pellet Manufacturing - internal course delivered to over 1000 BNFL staff.


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