Sarah studied chemistry at Cardiff University where she obtained an MChem with a year in industry degree. Her work, in her placement year, involved carrying out computational calculations using the hydrogeochemical modelling platform PHREEQC.
Sarah started her PhD, at the Nuclear Futures Institute, in September 2021 under the supervision of Dr Simon Middleburgh. Sarah’s project is funded by Westinghouse Electric Company and she undergoes additional training in nuclear energy through the Centre of Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures, which is funded by the EPSRC.
Working in the Materials for Nuclear and Extreme Environments research group, Sarah’s PhD focuses on Uranium Nitride (UN) as an Advanced Technology Fuel (ATF). Sarah’s work involves both computational and experimental techniques using facilities at the Nuclear Futures Institute at Bangor University.