Glyn has a BSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. His early career (1994-2005) was with British Nuclear Fuels plc (BNFL), where he was involved in fuel design and licensing. This included a 2 year secondment to the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Norway. During his time at IFE, Glyn worked on the operation and analysis of nuclear fuel behaviour experiments in the Halden Boiling Water Reactor (HBWR) under the auspices of the OECD Halden Reactor Project.
Since 2005, Glyn's work has focused on research and development associated with fuel performance – that is, the thermo-mechanical and thermo-chemical behaviour of nuclear fuel, both in-reactor and during subsequent storage and disposal.
Key Areas of Expertise
Glyn's primary expertise is in Light Water Reactor (LWR) fuel performance, including design and licensing of LWR fuel and LWR core thermal-hydraulics. He also has experience in advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) and fast reactor fuel performance. Glyn has held various positions including fuel performance technical lead for licensing of BNFL mixed oxide (MOX) fuel in Cycles 32 and 33 of the Beznau-1 reactor in Switzerland. He was also the core thermal-hydraulics technical lead for licensing of three reloads of BNFL fuel for the UK’s Sizewell B reactor, and for design and licensing of Lead Test Assemblies (LTAs) for the Loviisa reactor in Finland.
Glyn is the chair of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Expert Group on Reactor Fuel Performance (EGRFP). He is also the UK fuels and materials representative on the Halden Programme Group (HPG): the technical steering group for the fuels and materials irradiation programme of the OECD Halden Reactor Project. He has authored around 20 external publications and more than 80 technical reports, and was the Individual of the Year for Commitment to Quality at the 2015 NNL Impact Awards.