Research Fellow in nuclear waste disposal, University of Sheffield

Claire Corkhill is a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the nuclear waste materials-focused NucleUS Immobilisation Science Laboratory at the University of Sheffield. Previously, she was a post-doctoral research associate in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Civil Engineering at the University of Sheffield. Claire obtained an MEarthSci in Geology and a PhD in Mineralogy and Geochemistry at the University of Manchester, working in the Mineral Physics and Chemistry research group.

Her research focuses on understanding the geological disposal of nuclear waste, specifically in understanding the durability of glass, ceramic and cement materials in groundwater. She is also interested in how radioactive elements interact with cement and the environment.


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    Research Fellow in materials science and engineering, University of Sheffield