Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

BCH Steele Chair in Energy Materials



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B303cBessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





  • Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation for promotion of scientific and technological cooperation between Japan, Japanese Foreign Ministry, 2019
  • Luis Federico Leloir Award for International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation, Argentinian Ministry of Science, 2018
  • Griffith Medal and Prize, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, 2010
  • Rosenhain Medal, Institute of Materials, 2002
  • Bernd T. Matthias Scholar, Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA), 2000
  • Excellence in Teaching, Imperial College, 2000

External Positions

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow CEng, Institution of Nuclear Engineers, 2008

Industrial Connections

  • EdF Energy, Barnwood, Gloucestershire, UK, Sponsorship of Lecturer position and general support of nuclear fuel performance activities.
  • Industrial Research Limited, Wellington, New Zealand, Computer simulation
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA, Atomic scale simulation of nuclear waste materials and nuclear fuel fabrication
  • Rolls Royce, Director of the University Technology Centre in Nuclear Engineering
  • Westinghouse Electric Sweden,Nuclear Fuel Business Unit, Västerås, Sweden, PhD sponsorship and general collaboration on nuclear fuel performance


  • FRS, Royal Society, 2018
  • ATSE, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 2017
  • FREng, Royal Academy of Engineering, 2013

Editorial Boards

  • Journal of Materials Science, Member of the Editorial Board, 2004