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Claire Corkhill

Claire Corkhill

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.

Nuclear waste is piling up – governments need to stop dithering and take action

Sep 28, 2019 14:06 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

The UK government has launched a process to find a volunteer community who would be willing to host a 12 billion geological disposal facility for nuclear waste. Its about time the initiative comes after seven decades of...

‘Nuclear-powered’ missile accident in Russia – what really happened?

Aug 19, 2019 01:21 am UTC| Insights & Views

A missile engine exploded at a naval test range, west of the city of Severodvinsk on Russias northern coast at 9am on August 8. At least five people were killed and several others injured. As it is associated with Russias...

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