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Research interests

My research is based around ageing, corrosion and characterisation of radioactive materials in engineered and environmental systems, and has resulted in over 60 published papers and 3 patents. I am the academic lead for the Sellafield UK Centre of Expertise for Uranium and Reactive Metals. Working with Sellafield I have successfully developed and deployed two novel radiation detection technologies in the past 5 years, including (i) the Advanced Airborne Radiation Monitoring (AARM) system which won the 2014 RAEng ERA award for innovation as well as (ii) an extreme dose radiation detection system made from diamond which provides inspiration for the onwards development of diamond-based nuclear energy harvesters and power cells. 

Active interests also include the geochemistry of iron and iron bearing minerals (PhD Specialisation) for the uptake and environmental remediation of heavy metals and radionuclides. This extends to a developed interest in the corrosion and microstructural ageing behaviour of structural materials (300 series steels) in reactor and storage environments.

Research has been funded in association with the AWE, CERN, Sellafield and EDF Energy (HTC) with complementary funding from EPSRC, STFC, NERC, NATO, the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Low Carbon Energy Research
  • Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research
  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research

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Research Output

An advanced analytical assessment of rare earth element concentration, distribution, speciation, crystallography and solid-state chemistry in fly ash

Okeme, I. C., Martin, P. G., Jones, C. P., Crane, R. A., Ojonimi, T. I., Ignatyev, K. & Scott, T. B., 10 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. 105950.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • A review of the reaction rates of uranium corrosion in water

    Banos, A. & Scott, T. B., 1 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 399, p. 122763

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)

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    Supervised Work

    A study of alteration processes in bentonite

    Author: Leal Olloqui, M., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Scott, T. B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    A Study of the Crystallography and Ageing Behaviour of the U-Nb Binary Alloy System

    Author: Sutcliffe, J. E., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Springell, R. S. (Supervisor) & Scott, T. B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Development of an inversion method for the improved determination of the spatial distribution of radioactive materials using UAVs

    Author: Goren, S., 6 Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Scott, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)