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As a pioneer of nuclear technology, the UK has accumulated a diverse legacy of higher-activity radioactive waste.
This evening lecture, based on the paper that won the James Watt Medal in 2016, will discuss plans for implementing UK government policy for the safe geological disposal of UK’s radioactive waste.
The presentation will be followed by questions and answers session and a drinks reception.
18:00 Registration and refreshments
18:30 Welcome from the Chair
18:35 Main lecture
19:15 Questions and answers session
19:35 Summation from the Chair
19:40 Drinks reception
The paper that forms the basis of this presentation won the James Watt Medal at the 2016 ICE Annual Award Ceremony. This medal is awarded for papers that have substantial mechanical engineering content.
Born in Plymouth and educated at Queens College Taunton, Corderoy joined the Royal Navy in 1985 and completed initial officer training at Britannia Royal Naval College and in the Fleet.
Completing a first degree he graduated from the Royal Naval Engineering College (RNEC), and commenced submarine and nuclear courses in preparation for appointments as a nuclear marine engineer. In Sep 2013 he was promoted to Commodore and was appointed to the role Director of Nuclear Propulsion and Head of the DE&S Nuclear Propulsion Project Team based in Abbey Wood, Bristol. In April 2016 John joined Radioactive Waste Management Limited as their Science and Technology Director.
Cherry is the Chief Scientific Advisor to Radioactive Waste Management and an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham.
As Chief Scientific Advisor, Cherry provides authoritative scientific advice and challenge to Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) in support of its activities. She works right across the organisation, covering implementing geological disposal and the advice which RWM gives to waste producers who need to package their wastes now.
Cherry oversees a number of RWM’s key relationships, particularly with the organisations responsible for implementing geological disposal overseas and with international organisations, primarily the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the International Atomic Energy Authority and the European Commission. She sits on a number of international working groups, preparing guidance to support the implementation of geological disposal.
She has an MA in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Materials Science from Cambridge University and over 25 years’ experience in geological disposal.