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Senior Visiting Fellows


Professor Tim Abram has gained over 21 years’ experience in the nuclear sector both in the UK and the USA. He led the team at BNFL responsible for the fuel rod design and safety analysis for the UK's most recent nuclear power station, Sizewell B, and for the UK's first export order for mixed (U,Pu) oxide fuel (MOX). Prior to joining the University of Manchester Tim was the Senior Research Fellow for Fuels and Reactor Systems at the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory. He joined The University of Manchester in 2008 as the first holder of the Westinghouse Chair in Nuclear Fuel Technology

Key Areas of Expertise

Tim has experience in the design, performance and safety analysis of all major fuel types, and in the development of computer codes for the analysis of in-reactor fuel performance

Key Achievements

Tim is the UK's representative on the IAEA Technical Group on Fast Reactors and Accelerator-Driven Systems and has participated in over 15 European Framework research programs in nuclear fuel and reactor technology. He was co-author of the Fuels and Materials section of the Generation-IV Roadmap and participates as the Euratom representative and Co-Chair of the VHTR Project Management Board for Fuel and Fuel Cycle research.