Professor Francis Livens

Interim Director Dalton Nuclear Institute, University of Manchester


Francis was appointed as Interim Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute in 2016. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Radiochemistry Research, established in Manchester in 1999 and is currently additionally the Director of the EPSRC-funded Next Generation Nuclear Centre for Doctoral Training and a Professor of Radiochemistry. He has worked for over 30 years in environmental radioactivity and actinide chemistry, starting his career with the Natural Environment Research Council, where he was involved in the response to the Chernobyl accident. He has held a radiochemistry position at The University of Manchester since 1991. He has worked in many aspects of nuclear fuel cycle research; including effluent treatment, waste immobilisation and actinide chemistry. He has acted as an advisor to the nuclear industry both in the UK and overseas.