Prof Karl Whittle BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Professor of Nuclear Engineering Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng


Personal Statement

After completing my PhD in Inorganic/Materials Chemistry at the Open University in 1998, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Sheffield, prior to working for five years at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation investigating the impacts arising from radiation damage on nuclear materials, and how they can be designed out. In 2012 I moved back to the UK to the University of Sheffield, teaching and researching into nuclear energy and how it develops, researching across a range of topics, from gas bubble formation in materials, through to coatings to enhance the safety of nuclear fuel cladding. In 2015 I moved the University of Liverpool, as Professor of Nuclear Engineering continuing to develop research into nuclear materials across a range of nuclear, and decommissioning/decontamination of nuclear facilities.