The University of Manchester Appoints New Nuclear Research Fellows

The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute has appointed new Dalton Research Fellows to strengthen the development of the next generation of nuclear academics at Manchester undertaking leading-edge research across the nuclear fuel cycle.

Philipp Frankel, Carolyn Pearce, Chris Race
(From L-R) Dr. Philipp Frankel, Dr. Carolyn Pearce and Dr. Chris Race

Dr. Chris Race from the Max-Planck-Institute for Iron Research in Germany started in the School of Materials on 8th April where his Materials Modelling research will focus on the atomic simulation of radiation damage.
Dr. Carolyn Pearce has returned to Manchester from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the USA. She started at the University on 1st May and is based in the School of Chemistry where her research will focus on environmental interactions with high level waste.

In addition, Rolls-Royce is providing support for a Research Fellow, Dr. Philipp Frankel, whose expertise in zirconium alloys and synchrotron X-ray diffraction will complement the metal and corrosion groups in the Materials Performance Centre, where he started on 1st May.

Professor Andrew Sherry, Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute, said: “We are delighted to welcome these three outstanding young nuclear researchers to Manchester. With nuclear R&D being a critical priority for the UK, these appointments enhance the work being undertaken at Manchester, and enable the University to continue to contribute effectively to the UK nuclear R&D agenda”.


Notes to editors

The University of Manchester, a member of the Russell Group, is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. It has 22 academic schools and hundreds of specialist research groups undertaking pioneering multi-disciplinary teaching and research of worldwide significance. According to the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, The University of Manchester is now one of the country’s major research universities, rated third in the UK in terms of ‘research power’.

Winner of the 2011 Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its world-leading applied nuclear research, higher learning and social engagement, the Dalton Nuclear Institute provides the focus for Manchester’s capabilities across the full range of nuclear science, engineering, policy and business. The Dalton Nuclear Institute has a number of research centres including the Materials Performance Centre and the Research Centre for Radwaste and Decommissioning.


For further information contact:

Vicky Plane
Marketing Manager
Dalton Nuclear Institute
The University of Manchester
Tel: +44(0)161 275 4305

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