Dr Peter Martin
Dr Martin is an expert in nuclear energy, radiation physics, and reactor accidents - with research centred around radiation metrology and nuclear materials analysis, including current projects in the UK, USA, Japan and Ukraine.
- Radiation Detection
- Nuclear Threat Reduction
- Particle Transport
- Materials Science
- Nuclear Forensics
- Electron Microscopy
- Gamma Spectroscopy
- Mass Spectrometry
- Nuclear waste
- Nuclear waste disposal
- Synchrotron Radiation
- Big Data
- nuclear energy
Royal Academy of Engineering Research FellowInterface Analysis Centre
From his undergraduate degree in Geology (Bristol), Peter then undertook at PhD in Physics (also at the University of Bristol) where he examined the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident of March 2011. This multi-dimensional work involved the use of both unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) equipped with novel radiation detection systems to explore the meter-scale contamination trends, as well as cutting-edge materials science methodologies to examine the microscopic fallout material that was released into the surrounding environment as a result of one of the worst ever nuclear accidents.
Following a brief time working in industry, with his expertise gained in radiation detection systems and materials science, in 2020 Peter obtained a highly prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Research Fellowship, where he works alongside other international experts in the field to develop novel sensory platforms for deployment across multiple applications. Dr Martin has established himself as an international expert in nuclear materials, radiation detection, reactor accident scenarios and radiological release incidents arising from nuclear facilities. Alongside providing a large number of plenary and invited talks on his specialism around the world, as a young and accessible speaker, he has worked extensively with global media outlets to give expert commentary on topical issues across nuclear.
Dr Martin is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in the School of Physics at the University of Bristol where he conducts a research programme that seeks to develop more responsive, higher-resolution and lower-cost platforms for detecting and preventing the unauthorised movement of radioactive materials, as well as the radiological monitoring networks in which they reside. Dr Martin is an international expert in nuclear materials, radiation detection, accident scenarios and radiological release incidents arising from nuclear facilities.
Since his PhD at the University of Bristol, Dr Martin has established an extensive collaborative network of supporters in the UK (including; UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, Sellafield, Gunnebo, Hamamatsu Photonics and the UK Atomic Energy Authority) and worldwide; both academic and industrial, including partners in Japan (Fukushima), USA, France, Canada, Ukraine (Chernobyl) and Portugal.
01/09/2021 to 01/10/2021
TRANSCEND Impact Activities Support Fund - Virtual Energy: exploring nuclear engineering challenges through virtual reality.
DescriptionVirtual Energy: exploring nuclear engineering challenges through virtual reality.
01/02/2021 to 31/07/2021
DescriptionRe-evaluating Chernobyl: improving our knowledge and understanding of the global radiological hazard associated with the world’s worst nuclear accident through an enhanced monitoring provision.
01/09/2020 to 31/05/2021
DescriptionFacilitating a UK-Japan collaboration to determine post-disaster safety ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
01/02/2020 to 31/07/2020
STFC IPS - A Collaborative Database to Support the Ongoing Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning
DescriptionProject IPAD: A Collaborative Database to Support the Ongoing Fukushima
Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning
01/11/2019 to 30/04/2020
Mapping of Post-Disaster Environments using 3D Backprojection and Iterative Inversion Methods Optimised for Limited-Pixel Gamma Spectrometers on Unoccupied Aerial Systems (UAS)
EGU General Assembly 2022
- Conference contribution
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
An Open-Source Iterative Python Module for the Automated Identification of Photopeaks in Photon Spectra
Application of automated and robotically deployed in situ X-ray fluorescence analysis for nuclear waste management
Journal of Field Robotics
Revolutionising Detection Systems For Intercepting The Illicit Transportation Of Radioactive Materials Concealed Within Shipping Containers
- Conference paper