Simon Pimblott

Awards Dinner Speaker


Dr Simon M. Pimblott has over 35 years of experience in the field of nuclear energy sciences, working closely with the US Department of Energy and the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Currently, a Laboratory Fellow in at INL, Dr Pimblott is the Chief Scientific Officer for the Nuclear Science & Technology Directorate. Prior to joining INL in 2017, he was the Chair Professor in Radiation Chemistry and the founding Director for the Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF) at The University of Manchester. The DCF was established to address the engineering decommissioning and scientific challenges associated with the UK nuclear industry, and particularly the Sellafield site.

Professionally, Dr Pimblott is recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and is the Chair-elect of the Materials Science &Technology Division of the American Nuclear Society. He held the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Energy Research Chair in Radiation Chemistry from 2007 to 2012. In 1999 he was the 27th Michael Fry Radiation Research Awardee – the most accomplished radiation scientist under 40 years of age, and in 2011 Dr. Pimblott and the development of the DCF project played a major role in the award of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education to the Dalton Nuclear Institute for excellence in nuclear energy research and education. He has acted as technical lead for major research programs in disparate areas across the field of nuclear energy research, specifically: fuel performance, management, and disposition; radiation effects in nuclear materials and fuels; LWR chemistry and corrosion processes; chemistry of nuclear reprocessing systems; and radioactive waste management and decommissioning.