Katrina Skerratt-Love has a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University which was focused on the effects of phosphorus pentoxide on radioactive waste for The Hanford Site in America.
During her PhD studies, Katrina presented at a range of national and international conferences, winning awards such as the SGT Paul award and the Freshgate Trust foundation Postgraduate award. She was also an Alternative Sponsored Fellow at the Pacific Northern National Laboratory (PNNL) in Washington State as part of her PhD studies.
Along sider her PhD, Katrina was also a research associate where she was involved in projects pertaining to UK nuclear waste. As a result, Katrina has a wide range of experience in lab-scale glass fabrication and associated analysis of glasses via techniques such as X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), dilatometry, differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Raman spectroscopy, chemical durability assessment, and Mössbauer spectroscopy.
Prior to this Katrina obtained her BEng(Hons) in Materials Science with Industrial experience at Sheffield Hallam University between 2014-18. Her industrial experience focused on procurement and logistics in the ceramics industry and improved her working knowledge of other aspects of large-scale manufacturing. She also completed a three-month summer placement at Glass Technology Services in the product performance department, where she gained valuable insight and experience into failure analysis of glass products.
Katrina is now a R&D Technical Business Development Officer at Glass Technology Services where she is assisting on projects focusing on nuclear waste, photonic and optical glasses.
Dr Katrina Skerratt-Love's Publishings:
- K.L. Skerratt-Love, J.L. George, A.M.T. Bell, F. Sweeney, D. Cutforth, C.E. Lonergan, D.R. Dixon, A.A. Kruger, P.A. Bingham, The effects of phosphorus pentoxide additions on the thermal, rheological, and structural properties of sodium borosilicate glass, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (2022). (Awaiting publication).
- Calas, Georges, Galoisy, Laurence, Hunault, Myrtille O.J.Y, Skerratt-Love, Katrina, Rautiyal, Prince, Rigby, Jessica, Bingham, Paul A., Spectroscopic Investigation of Historical Uranium Glasses. Available at SSRN:
- Bell, A.M.T.; Backhouse, D.J.; Deng, W.; Eales, J.D.; Kilinc, E.; Love, K.; Rautiyal, P.; Rigby, J.C.; Stone, A.H.; Vaishnav, S.; Wie-Addo, G.; Bingham, P.A. X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Feldspars and Silicate Glass: Effects of Melting Time on Fused Bead Consistency and Volatilisation. Minerals 2020, 10, 442
- Laser gain glasses whitepaper
- Radiation resistant glasses whitepaper