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.
Mar 16, 2016 14:16 pm UTC| Health
Five years after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima and 30 years after the Chernobyl accident, scientists are still disagreeing about the impact on human health such as how many people have got cancer as a result and how...