Dr. Ross Peel is a Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager in the Department of War Studies and the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS). In this role, he leads research activities on nuclear security and safeguards, and examines the role of nuclear power plants in war and as tools of international diplomacy. Ross also manages a variety of other activities within CSSS, covering topics on non-proliferation, strategic trade controls and open-source intelligence. Ross joined King’s College London as a Research Associate in June 2019 to lead work in nuclear safeguards, machine learning and intangible technology transfer, before taking on his current role in early 2020.
From 2017 to 2019, Ross was an Associate Partner and Nuclear Systems Consulting Engineer with Nuclear-21 Ltd, an international consultancy company specialising in providing critical decision support to nuclear science and technology stakeholders.
Ross gained his PhD from the University of Sheffield through the Nuclear FiRST Centre for Doctoral Training in September 2017, studying chemistry and physics aspects of thorium-based nuclear fuel cycles and spending three months working with AREVA in Paris. He holds an M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with French from the University of Sheffield, which included a year studying abroad at INSA Lyon in France.