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

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Jamie M. Purkis is Nuclear Waste Consultant for Atkins Ltd. in Bristol, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton specialising in nuclear decommissioning.

From 2019 to 2021 he was 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 develop novel methods to clean-up radioactively contaminated land. From 2015-2019 he studied with Profs. Polly Arnold FRS OBE (Director of Chemical Sciences at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA) and Jason Love at the University of Edinburgh, and Dr. Jonathan Austin of the National Nuclear Laboratory, UK, developing new uranium reprocessing technologies using photochemistry. He obtained his Masters Degree in Chemistry at the University of Southampton, UK, in 2015 with Prof. Gill Reid FRSC (now president-elect of the Royal Society of Chemistry) 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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Research project(s)

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
Atkins Ltd, Bristol, UK

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