Rebecca Sanderson
University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)

Rebecca is in the fourth year of a nuclear engineering doctoral programme (EngD), researching the encapsulation/immobilisation of intermediate level radioactive waste in cementitious matrices; specifically the effect of cement particle size on matrix performance properties.

Sellafield Ltd sponsor Rebecca’s research, which she undertakes in collaboration with the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and The University of Sheffield. Having completed small scale lab trials in Sheffield Rebecca is now performing full-scale experimental trials at NNL to gain essential insights into the suitability of implementation at industrial scale. Alongside her research, Rebecca has completed a post-graduate business diploma in enterprise management.

Prior to her EngD programme, Rebecca graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2013 with a Masters Degree in Chemistry. She then worked at NNL for a year developing methods for sealing Highly Active Liquor storage tanks. Rebecca volunteers at STEM and outreach events and is a keen netball player.  

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