Course Facilitators

Nick Bryan: Laboratory Fellow, NNL

Nick Bryan is a radiochemist with 25 years of experience. He has worked in the areas of: coupled chemical transport modelling; radionuclide behaviour and speciation; kinetic effects and reversibility; colloidal effects; natural organic matter; radioactive waste repository near- and far-field processes.

In 2007, he was given the Royal Society of Chemistry Bill Newton Award for contributions to radiochemistry research and teaching. Prior to moving to the NNL Effluents and Environmental Chemistry Team, he was a lecturer at the University of Manchester and Director of the Centre for Radiochemistry Research. He has retained a visiting position at the University of Manchester. 

Matthew Barker – Laboratory Fellow, NNL

Appointed as Laboratory Fellow in 2015, Matthew’s specific technical discipline is Post Irradiation Evaluation (PIE) of Nuclear Fuel. He leads the NNL’s evaluation of irradiated civil nuclear fuel. Matthew has over 15 years’ experience in the nuclear sector, the last decade of which has been focused on PIE of a range of nuclear fuel types. A key focus of his current role is assuring technical rigour and quality of results, being accountable for PIE results which inform the operation of  Nuclear reactors.