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Biography

Dr Ross Peel is a Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager in the Department of War Studies and the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS). In this role, Ross manages the research and knowledge transfer activities of a team of ~15 researchers within CSSS, covering topics on non-proliferation, strategic trade and open-source intelligence.

Ross joined King’s College London as a Research Associate in June 2019 to lead work in nuclear safeguards, machine learning and intangible technology transfer, before taking on the wider role of Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager in early 2020.

From 2017 to 2019, Ross was an Associate Partner and Nuclear Systems Consulting Engineer with Nuclear-21 Ltd, an international consultancy company specialising in providing critical decision support to nuclear science and technology stakeholders.

Ross gained his PhD from the University of Sheffield through the Nuclear FiRST Centre for Doctoral Training in September 2017, studying chemistry and physics aspects of thorium-based nuclear fuel cycles and spending three months working with AREVA in Paris. He holds an M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with French, also from the University of Sheffield, which included a year studying abroad at INSA Lyon in France.

Research

  • Non-proliferation
  • Nuclear safeguards
  • Nuclear energy systems
  • Machine learning applications
  • Strategic trade issues
  • Open Source intelligence

Teaching

Ross contributes to teaching within the Department of War Studies as an occasional guest lecturer on topics related to non-proliferation, nuclear safeguards and open-source intelligence.

Publication

Further details

See Ross' research profile