Researcher working on radiation, environmental and health physics in Japan Atomic Energy Agency's Center for Computational Science and e-Systems.

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About research

I currently work in the Centre for Computational Science & e-Systems at Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). Main research topics are:

  • Radiation, environmental and health physics
  • Modelling, simulation and data processing
  • Monte Carlo radiation transport
  • Bespoke scientific software development and algorithms
  • Neutron radiography and imaging
  • Environmental radiation measurements

I am working on projects related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. We are studying the behaviour of the radioactive substances released into the environment and the consequences of the radiation they emit. For both aspects it is vital to know where the contamination deposited after the accident and how it migrates within the environment.

One of the main methods I am using is radiation transport modelling. With this technique it is possible to calculate how much contamination is present in the environment, when coupled with measurements of radiation levels. Correspondingly, air dose rates both now and in future can be calculated using this technique if the quantity and migration characteristics of the radionuclides are known.

We are also interested in how radioactive materials behave inside the human body if they are ingested or inhaled.

Prior to starting with JAEA I worked as a Hazard Management Specialist in the UK’s nuclear industry. This job mainly involved technical work for various decommissioning projects, for example radioactive inventory calculations, dose assessments, and shielding analysis.

Education: PhD in the physics of glass and soft matter from the University of Bristol and undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Warwick.

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