Chair in Emerging Technologies 2021
Professor Merk aims to develop an advanced nuclear technology to turn spent fuel, currently declared as nuclear waste, into an asset that can be used as fuel for future nuclear reactors without requiring expensive reprocessing technologies as currently happens at Sellafield. This innovative approach will not only significantly reduce the cost of nuclear energy, but also reduce the waste challenge and create a tremendous net-zero energy resource for future generations. He will work with key industrial stakeholders and governmental institutions to create the environment to make this breakthrough happen.
Personal website: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/engineering/staff/bruno-merk/