Professor Tom Scott
M.Sci. Hons(Bristol), PhD
Professor in MaterialsInterface Analysis Centre
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My research is based around ageing, corrosion and characterisation of radioactive materials in engineered and environmental systems, and has resulted in over 60 published papers and 3 patents. I am the academic lead for the Sellafield UK Centre of Expertise for Uranium and Reactive Metals. Working with Sellafield I have successfully developed and deployed two novel radiation detection technologies in the past 5 years, including (i) the Advanced Airborne Radiation Monitoring (AARM) system which won the 2014 RAEng ERA award for innovation as well as (ii) an extreme dose radiation detection system made from diamond which provides inspiration for the onwards development of diamond-based nuclear energy harvesters and power cells.
Active interests also include the geochemistry of iron and iron bearing minerals (PhD Specialisation) for the uptake and environmental remediation of heavy metals and radionuclides. This extends to a developed interest in the corrosion and microstructural ageing behaviour of structural materials (300 series steels) in reactor and storage environments.
Research has been funded in association with the AWE, CERN, Sellafield and EDF Energy (HTC) with complementary funding from EPSRC, STFC, NERC, NATO, the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering.
DescriptionLIBRA is a project funded as part of the Fusion Innovation Programme (FIP) which is aimed at designing, building and demonstrating special gas flow loop for making tritium, one of…
02/10/2023 to 31/03/2025
01/10/2023 to 30/09/2025
DescriptionLong term energy storage
Managing organisational unitDepartment of Civil Engineering
01/09/2022 to 29/02/2024
A MySQL Database for the Systematic Configuration Selection of Redundant Manipulators when Path Planning in Confined Spaces
2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
- Conference contribution
Proceedings of the International Conference for Nuclear Energy for New Europe (NENE) 2023
- Conference contribution
- Accepted/In press
A highly scalable and autonomous spectroscopic radiation mapping system with resilient IoT detector units for dosimetry, safety and security
Journal of Radiological Protection
Airborne Gamma-ray Mapping Using Fixed-wing Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles
Frontiers in Robotics and AI