Dr Alexander Lockwood, AMRSC, AMIChemE

Dr Alexander Lockwood, AMRSC, AMIChemE


I am a chemical engineer with doctoral experience in colloid and polymer science focusing on dewatering radwaste suspensions. I am currently a member of Sellafield Ltd., where my focus is in the Centre of Sludge Expertise involving collaborating with Universities and Stakeholders as well as holding a visiting researcher status at UoL.

Notable Achievements
-Publications in international peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings
-Presented at a range of international scientific and engineering conferences
-Winner of the Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship 2020
-Winner of international awards at the Waste management Symposium including paper of note and superior paper awards 2019 and 2020


  • Sludge Centre of Expertise Deputy-Lead

Research interests

-Particle Technology

-Colloid and interfacial science

-Chemical and Nuclear Engineering

-Rheological behavioural modifiers

-In situ particle analysis

-Radwaste consolidation 

-Polymer-particle interactions

-Polymer synthesis 



-Multiphase processes 

-Dewatering technologies 



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  • BEng. Chemical and Nuclear Engineering (Ind.)
  • PhD, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
  • PGDip Next Generation Nuclear

Professional memberships

  • Royal Society Chemistry
  • Institute of Chemical Engineering