Imperial College London

Matthew Kirby

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Postgraduate



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In 2010, I finished school and decided to study a bachelors in geology at the University of Birmingham. I graduated with 1st Class Honours in December 2013. I then stayed at Birmingham to study a masters degree in Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management and graduated with distinction in July 2015.

I started my PhD in May 2015. It incorporates my love of geology and all things nuclear, and allows me to significantly broaden my understanding by looking at  the physical and chemical processes that relate the two together. I find it fascinating as it is such a multidisciplinary area. I hope that you find it as interesting as me! Please click on my research tab.










Kirby M, Simperler A, Krevor S, et al., 2018, Computational tools for calculating log β values of geochemically relevant uranium organometallic complexes, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol:122, ISSN:1089-5639, Pages:8007-8019

Kenney J, Kirby, Cuadros J, et al., 2017, A conceptual model to predict uranium removal from aqueous solutions in water–rock systems associated with low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste disposal, Rsc Advances, Vol:7, ISSN:2046-2069, Pages:7876-7884

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