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Dr Jamie M. Purkis PhD., MChem (Hons.), MRSC, AFHEA

Research Fellow in Nuclear Decommissioning

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Jamie M. Purkis is a Research Fellow in Nuclear Decommissioning with the TRANSCEND Consortium (TRANsformative SCience and Engineering for Nuclear Decommissioning) working with Profs. Andy Cundy and Phil Warwick to novel electrochemical methods for the remediation of radioactively contaminated land.

Prior to this he was a postgraduate researcher with Profs. Polly Arnold FRS OBE and Jason Love at the University of Edinburgh, and Dr. Jonathan Austin of the National Nuclear Laboratory, UK, exploring novel approaches to the photochemical reactivity of the uranyl ion. He obtained his Masters Degree in Chemistry at the University of Southampton, UK, in 2015 with Prof. Gill Reid FRSC and Dr. David C. Pugh, studying macrocyclic complexes of Group 2 dications.

Research interests

Geochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry.

Research projects

GAU-Radioanalytical Laboratories


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TRANSCEND – Transformative Science and Engineering for Nuclear Decommissioning

Outreach and public engagement

STEM Ambassador with the British Science Council
CREST assessor with the British Science Association
Member of TRANSCEND outreach committee

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Guest lecturer and demonstrator in SOES6023, Environmental Radioactivity

Dr Jamie M. Purkis
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number: NOCS/344/33/N1

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