Contact

If you have any enquiries regarding the BWR Hub and research network or the contents of this site please get in touch.

Name Role E-mail Telephone
Mike Bluck

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Principal Investigator (Imperial College) m.bluck@imperial.ac.uk 020 7594 7055
Sian Hope

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Principal Investigator (Bangor University) s.hope@bangor.ac.uk 01248 382 695
Debbie Jones

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Project Manager (Bangor University) debbie.l.jones@bangor.ac.uk  01248 382 474
Emma Warriss Network Manager (Imperial College) e.warriss@imperial.ac.uk 020 7594 9916
Norman Waterman

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Network Director (Imperial College) n.waterman@imperial.ac.uk 07928 710 572

Chart showing structure of the Project Office

Biographies

Dr. Norman Waterman

Dr. Norman Waterman

Acting Director

Norman Waterman is the Acting Network Direction for the BWR Research Hub and Network. He is based at Imperial College London where he is an Adviser on Industrial Strategy with the Centre of Nuclear Engineering. He started his career in the nuclear power industry in 1966 as a Research Officer at the CEGB’s Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories. After moving to Denmark in 1970 to work for Danfoss on materials problems associated with high volume product manufacture, he returned to the UK to work for a contact research organisation. Norman helped set up Quo-Tech in 1983, a consultancy, helping industrial companies with new product development and innovation. Quo-Tech created the ‘Tool Kit for the Management of Innovation’ and the series of videos for the ‘Materials Matters’ programme to introduce modern materials and manufacturing methods to mature engineers. He helped set up the BWR Research Hub and Network in 2016.

Prof. Sian HopeProfessor Sian Hope OBE

Principle Investigator – Bangor University

Sian Hope is one of the Principle Investigators for the BWR Research Hub and Network. She is based at Bangor University where she is Executive Director of Innovation and Professor of Computer Science. She obtained her first degree in Computer Science in 1982, after which she worked for the Ministry of Defence one real time data collection systems for land to air missiles. She joined Bangor University in 1986 where she obtained a second degree in Electronic Engineering and helped establish the Computer Science Department where her research was focused on computer aided control system design and large system integration. Sian was awarded the title of ‘Professor’ in 2001 after which she was Deputy Dean of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science until 2005 and Pro-Vice Chancellor from 2005-2010.  She was awarded an OBE for services to computer sciences and innovation in 2012. She helped set up the BWR Research Hub and Network in 2016.

Dr. Mike BluckDr. Mike Bluck

Principle Investigator – Imperial College

Mike Bluck is one of the Principle Investigators for the BWR Research Hub and Network. He is based at Imperial College London where he is a senior lecturer in the Nuclear Engineering group of the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is also the Director of the Centre for Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College and the Deputy Director of the Rolls-Royce Nuclear University Technology Centre and the Deputy Director of the ICO (Imperial, Cambridge, Open University) Nuclear Energy Doctoral Training Centre. He obtained his BSc(Hons) in Mathematics (mathematical physics) from the University of Kent, and followed this by completing a PhD Thesis at Imperial College titled: ‘Integral equation methods for transient wave propagation’ with applications to acoustic scattering, RCS computation and antenna design before becoming involved in nuclear engineering. His current interests cover nuclear thermal hydraulics, neutronics and associated computational methods. He helped set up the BWR Research Hub and Network in 2016.

Dr. Debbie JonesDr. Debbie Jones

Project Manager

Debbie Jones is the Project Manager for the BWR Research Hub and Network and is based at Bangor University. She obtained her MChem in Chemistry in 2012 from the University of Manchester in where she remained to study for a PhD as part of the Nuclear First DTC Scheme. She completed her PhD thesis titled ‘Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Microscopy as Tools for Monitoring Redox Transformations of Uranium in Biological Systems’ in 2016. She completed a 3 month secondment to Hitachi Research Labs in Japan where she explored the chemical properties of an adsorbent for Fukushima Waste Water. She joined the BWR Research Hub and Network early in 2017.