Prof. David Shoesmith from Western University Visits IMR


The recipient of 2016 Lee Hsun Lecture Series—Lee Hsun Lecture Award, Prof. David Shoesmith from Western University, visited Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR, CAS) from March 13 to 17, 2017.

During the visit, Prof. Shoesmith delivered a lecture entitled “A Model for the Corrosion of Spent Nuclear Fuel, and the Release of Radionuclides, inside a Failed Waste Container”. He stated the key properties of the spent fuel which influence its reactivity and their effect on the fuel corrosion process calculated.

Prof. David Shoesmith is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry (since 1998) and the Director of Surface Science Western (since 2011). He presently holds the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NSERC/NWMO) Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Fuel Disposal Chemistry (since November, 2000). His research is on the electrochemistry and corrosion of materials with a special emphasis on the corrosion of uranium dioxide and nuclear waste container materials under permanent waste disposal conditions. He is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2016), the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE International) (1996), the Canadian Society for Chemistry (1985) and the Electrochemical Society (2011). He has won awards from the Electrochemical Society (Lash Miller award (1979), Canadian Electrochemistry award(2010), H.H. Uhlig award (2015)), NACE International (Whitney award (2011)), The Chinese Academy of Science (Lee Hsun Lecture award (2015)), the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (Cohen award (2001), Atomic Energy of Canada (Discovery award (1994)), and Western University (Distinguished Professorship (2005), Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring (2010)).

Prof. ZHANG Zhefeng, the Deputy Director of IMR presents the plaque of Lee Hsun Lecture Series to Prof. David Shoesmith. (Image by IMR)

Prof. David Shoesmith delivers a lecture. (Image by IMR)


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