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Dr Richard Wilbraham PhD

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Richard Wilbraham

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Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YR

United Kingdom

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Dr Richard Wilbraham is a Research Associate within the Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust (LRET) Centre for Nuclear Engineering at Lancaster University. He graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Forensic and Investigative Science from the University of Central Lancashire in 2006 and was quickly accepted on to a EPSRC and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) funded PhD at LancasterUniversity.

Richard’s PhD focussed on the novel application of semiconductor photocatalyst particles to the decontamination of commonly encountered nuclear process pipework. This project included studies of radioactive contaminants on stainless steel that were performed at B170 Sellafield, Cumbria in association with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), giving him first hand experience of open source radioactive working and working on a nuclear licensed site.

Richard is currently funded by the Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust, an independent charity working to achieve advances in transportation, science, engineering and technology education, training and research world wide for the benefit of all. His research interests include the application of photocatalysis to actinide valence state transformations, uranium oxide corrosion under waste repository conditions and the development of novel solar cell materials for hydrogen production. He is also a member of the UK photocatalyst network (UKPCN).

While primarily involved in research, he also teaches undergraduate Electronics and Mechanical Engineering tutorials within the department and supervises Nuclear Engineering M.Sc students.

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