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Dr Peter Martin

Dr Peter Martin

Dr Peter Martin
BSc, PhD

Senior Research Associate

Area of research

Nuclear Forensics, Radiation Detection and Reactor Materials

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73 St. Michael's Hill, Bristol BS2 8BH
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My research spans a broad spectrum of nuclear materials, radiation detection/characterisation and sensor-based systems. These areas include;

  • The March 2011 incident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) and its effects at both the meter and micron scale. I investigate the evolving distribution of contamination as well as apply novel micro-analysis techniques to isolate and subsequently study tiny fragments of fallout material to reveal important information on the long-term environmental implications of the accident. I am currently a researcher on the current UK-Japan (UK EPSRC - Japan MEXT) study on the occurance and distribution of spent-fuel containing particulate within the environment. 
  • Development of the next-generation of static and dynamic radiation detection and monitoring materials and systems for portal, environmental and emergency monitoring applications.  

In addition to this work on Nuclear Forensics, I have also collaborated on a wide range of materials science projects through the use of the IAC's high-resolution FE-SEM with associated EDS and EBSD instrumentation. 


  • Nuclear Forensics
  • Gamma-Spectrometry
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
  • Electron Backscattered Diffraction (EBSD)
  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Particle Analysis
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Fukushima Daiichi
  • Nuclear Power Plants
  • Uranium Geochemistry
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geological Mapping.



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