Izaak completed his thesis, entitled “Advancing solvent extraction technology for improved management of contaminated liquors” in 2018 at the University of Lancaster and now works as a civil servant. His research was concerned with the electronic structure and bonding of actinide and lanthanide complexes in which the ligands preferentially bind the former. More details of Izaak’s work can be found here.
Nick is a final year PhD student based at University College London. His research is concerned with the reversaible adsorption of radionuclides by graphene oxide nanoflakes. His research has application in the remediation of aqueous environments contaminated by radioactive material. More details of Nick’s work can be found here.
Olivia is currently a completing research student at the University of Lancaster. Her research is concerned with the complexation and adsorption of uranium and two of its fission products, strontium and caesium, in environments representative of those used in the storage of spent nuclear fuel. More details of Olivia’s work can be found here.
Poppy completed her thesis, entitled “Computational Studies of Actinide Complexes with Expanded Porphyrins” in 2017 at University College London and now works as an industrial researcher. Her research was concerned with the complexation of uranyl, neptunyl and plutonyl by expanded porphyrin ligands. The complexes are used as models of those used for the selective extraction of actinides from spent nuclear fuel. More details of Poppy’s work can be found here.
Reece completed his thesis, entitled “Applicability of the Restricted Active Space Self Consistent Field Methodology to Problems in Transition Metal and f-element Chemistry” in 2017 at University College London and now works as a financial software engineer. His research was concerned with the application of multiconfigurational quantum chemical methods to a variety of problems in transition metal and actinide chemistry, as well as the investigation of the photochemistry of molecular motors. More details or Reece’s work can be found here.