Prof Simon Pimblott

(Former)

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Biography

Current Responsibilities:

  • Chair Professor of Radiation Chemistry, The University of Manchester.

  • Director, Dalton Cumbrian Facility, Dalton Nuclear Institute, The University of Manchester.

  • Science Lead, Radiation Sciences Program, Dalton Nuclear Institute.

  • Academic Associate, National Nuclear Laboratory

  • Visiting Scholar, Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame.

Professional Activities: Government & Industry

  • Rolls-Royce Materials & Chemistry Technical Working Group Standing Sub-Group on Reactor Chemistry (2013-present).
  • HMG Foreign and Comonwealth Office delegation to Japan on Decommissioning - IRID, NDF, Univ. of Tokyo Nuclear Engineering and AESJ (5th – 9th Sep. 2016).
  • Co-lead “Chemistry in Extreme Environments” Panel, DOE Workshop “Basic Reseach Needs for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems”, (2006).
  • Program Initiative Briefing, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, D.O.E. Headquarters, (2003).
  • Lead “Fundamental Studies on Effects of Ionizing Radiation: Primary Processes” Panel, and Steering Committee, D.O.E. Workshop "Research Needs and Opportunities in Radiation Chemistry" (1998).

Professional Activities: Oversight

  • US DOE “IDREAM” Energy Frontier Research Center, External Advisory Board (2016-present)
  • EPSRC Peer Review Associate College (2016-present)
  • Research Committee, Photon Science Institute, The University of Manchester (present)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Project Scheme Committee (2016-present)
  • Steering Group, UK National Nuclear User Facility (2012-present).
  • National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) Scientific Review Board (2012-present)
  • Steering Committee, EPSRC “TEM with in situ Ion Irradiation Facility”, University of Salford, U.K. (2010-2011)
  • Steering Committee, “Free Radical Research Facility”, Daresbury Laboratory, U.K. (2006-2008)
  • Chair, NIHCenter for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel ZGR1, RAD Study Section, (2001).
  • Special Member, NIHCenter for Scientific Review Panel, Radiation Therapeutics and
    Biology Study Section, (2004).
  • Site Review, Chemistry Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory (for U.S. D.O.E. Office of Basic Energy Sciences, 2009)
  • Site Review, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory (for U.S. D.O.E. Office of Basic Energy Sciences, 1999 & 2002).
  • Review Committee (Invited Member), Bioengineering Committee, Medical Research Council of Canada (1999-2000).

Professional Activities: Professional Societies

  • Councilor, Faraday Division, Royal Society of Chemistry (elected) (2009-2012)
  • Miller Trust for Radiation Chemistry: Chair (2009-13); Vice-chair and Chair-elect (2005-9); Board Member (1997-2005).
  • Chemistry Councilor, Radiation Research Society (1996-9).
  • Nominating Committee, Radiation Research Society (2000-1)
  • Awards and Honors Committee, Radiation Research Society (1998-2000)
  • Membership Committee, Radiation Research Society (1993-9, Chair 1995-8).
  • Research Award Committee, Radiation Research Society (1996-8).
  • Young Investigator Award Committee,
    VIIth International Workshop on Radiation Damage to DNA (2001)

Professional Activities: Professional Journals

  • Associate Editor, Radiation Research (1995-9).
  • Editorial Board, Research Letters in Physical Chemistry (2007-2009)
  • Columnist, rrsNews (1994-9).

Professional Activities: Conference Organisation

  • Chair, Developing Collaborations in Radiation Effects Meeting (2012), 25th Miller Conference on Radiation Chemistry (2007).
  • Organising Committee & Scientific Committee: IChemE Sustainable Nuclear Energy Conference (2015), IChemE Sustainable Nuclear Energy Conference (2014), IChemE Nuclear Fuel Cyle Conference (2012)
  • Organising Committee, Pu Futures Summer School (2012).
  • Program Committee: International Congress on Radiation Research (2019); 20th International Conference on Water Chemistry of Nuclear Reactor Systems (2016); Asia Pacific Symposium on Radiation Chemistry (2014); 10th International Symposium on Ionising Radiation and Polymers (2012); 14th International Congress on Radiation Research (2011); 9th International Symposia on Ionising Radiation and Polymers (2010); International Workshop on Nitrogen Compounds in Radiation Chemistry (2009); 15th International Symposia on Microdosimetry (2009); 15th International Symposia on Microdosimetry (2009); Annual Meeting of the Association for Radiation Research (2008); 13th International Congress on Radiation Research (2007); ASR2007 Symposium, Japan (2007); 14th International Symposia on Microdosimetry (2005); 49th Annual Meeting of Radiation Research Society (2002); 13th International Symposia on Microdosimetry (2001); 47th Annual Meeting of Radiation Research Society (2000); Radiation Damage to DNA. Lesions, Mechanisms and Consequences (1999); 44th Annual Meeting of Radiation Research Society (1996); 42nd Annual Meeting of Radiation Research Society (1994).
  • International Advisory Committee, 3rd Asia Pacific Symposium on Radiation Chemistry and 10th Biennial Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry (2010).

Professional Activities: Education

  • Chair of Governors, Solway Community Technology College, Silloth (2014-present).
  • Governor, Solway Community Technology College, Silloth (2013-present).
  • Governor, Beacon Hill Community School, Aspatria (2013-14).
  • Board Member, Britains Energy Coast Campus Programme (2011-14).

Member:

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (Fellow); American Chemical Society, Association for Radiation Research, Materials Research Society.

Qualifications

Qualifications

D.Phil.             : Physical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford (1988)
                        (U.K.A.E.A. Studentship, Academic Supervisor: Prof. M.J. Pilling)

M.A.                : St. Peter's College, University of Oxford (1988)

B.A.                : St. Peter's College, University of Oxford (1985)
                        (Open Scholarship 1981-85, C.E.G.B. Scholarship, 1981-1985)

Further information

Keywords

  • Nuclear Waste Management and Disposal
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Radiation Chemistry
  • Radiation Damage
  • Radiation Effects
  • Radiation Science
  • Radiation Track Structure
  • Radiolysis
  • Stochastic Modelling

Research Networks and Beacons

Education / academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Application of Stochsstic Models to Radiation Chemistry, University of Oxford (1985 - 1988)
  • Bachelor of Arts University of Oxford (1981 - 1985)
  • Master of Arts University of Oxford

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