Nick Bryan was appointed Laboratory Fellow in 2015, covering the area of Effluents and Radiochemistry. Nick is a radiochemist with 20 years of experience. He has been involved in coupled chemical transport modelling, radionuclide behaviour and speciation, kinetic effects and reversibility, colloidal effects, natural organic matter and radioactive waste repository near- and far-field processes.
He has a particular interest in the abstraction of research results for application to real world problems. Following his Ph.D. in Radiochemistry, Nick worked as a postdoctoral research associate and then a research fellow at the University of Manchester. During this period, he held a joint appointment as a consultant at RMC (now RMC-AREVA) in Abingdon.
In 1999, he took up a full time position as an academic (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and finally Reader) at the University of Manchester. In 2007, he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Bill Newton Award for contributions to radiochemistry. In 2008, he became Director of the Centre for Radiochemistry Research at the University.
Nick joined NNL in June last year as a Radiochemistry Specialist in the Effluents and Environmental Chemistry Team. He acts as technical lead for customer and internally funded projects. He has retained a visiting position at the University of Manchester.