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Professor Malcolm Joyce

Interim Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), Distinguished Professor & Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder

Malcolm Joyce

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Tel: +44 1524 593812

PhD supervision

Nuclear safeguards, contamination monitoring, radiation imaging, environmental assay, robotic deployment.

Research Interests

*** For details of a fully-funded opportunity for UK students to study for a PhD under Professor Joyce's supervision please follow this link ***

Malcolm Joyce is Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Lancaster University and interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.  His industrial experience includes Smith System Engineering Ltd., BNFL plc. and most recently as Technical Director of Hybrid Instruments Ltd.

Recent examples of the research by Malcolm and his team include: enrichment measurement for in-factory applications (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2024.169191), digitial twin opportunities for nuclear fuel manufacturing (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2024.113013) and nuclear cogeneration of methanol and acetaldehyde (https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.3c03317).

Malcolm is Principal Investigator on: 'Capture gamma-ray Assessment in Nuclear Energy' (C-GANE, EP/X038327.1, £1.6M)', 'Autonomous Inspection for Responsive and Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Manufacture' (AIRS-NFM, EP/V051059/1, £1.9M); 'Advancing Location Accuracy via Collimated Nuclear Assay for Decommissioning Robotic Applications' (ALACANDRA, EP/V026941/1, £1.5M), 'AMS-UK: A UK Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility for Nuclear Fission Research' (EPSRC, EP/T01136X/1, NNUF Phase 2, £2.8M) and 'JUNO: A Network for Japan - UK Nuclear Opportunities' (EP/P013600/1).  

His research group currently comprises 4 post-doctoral research associates, 1 Experimental Officer and 5 research students.

He is author on > 350 articles and sole author on Engineering impact case studies submitted to both REF2014 and REF2021.

He is Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science and the European Journal of Physics N (EPJ-N).  He serves on the UK Government's Nuclear Industry Research Advisory Board (NIRAB), the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM), the UKAEA Programme Advisory Committee and is co-chair of the National Nuclear User Facility (NNUF).  

He was awarded the James Watt medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in 2014 and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2016.  He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Nuclear Institute and author of: 'Nuclear Engineering: A Conceptual Guide to Nuclear Power', published by Butterworth-Heinemann in 2017.

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