Katrina is a Criticality Assessor with over three years of experience in the nuclear industry. She has worked on a range of projects, from new build to decommissioning for clients including AWE, UUK, UNS and NWS. Katrina’s experience includes authoring HAZANs and PSR documents, chairing optioneering studies, attending HAZIDs as a criticality specialist and attending HAZOPs as secretary. She is skilled in the use of criticality codes for calculations, with particular experience in using MONK, MCNP, and the MCNP validation tool Whisper, on client projects. Katrina also attended the Los Alamos Criticality Calculations Training Course for MCNP. She has also worked as part of integrated project safety teams providing criticality support and criticality safety assessment. As part of the team, she has also been involved in fault analysis, collaboratively working with key stakeholders.
Alongside her consultancy roles, Katrina has been elected as the current secretary for the Working Party on Criticality (WPC) and takes an active role in supporting by producing meeting agendas and minutes and managing WPC papers. She has also been involved in in-house development work, including Cerberus Nuclear’s criticality safety VR training aid, CARTA, and has played an active role in running graduate training sessions and student project supervision. Katrina holds SC security clearance.
Sam has over four years of experience at Cerberus Nuclear as a nuclear safety consultant specialising in radiation shielding and visualisation of dose information. He has completed various shielding assessments in areas such as bulk shielding, detailed design, radioactive transport, beamline target activation, target source term generation, burnup source term generation and shielding optimisation. He is an advanced user of Monte Carlo codes, including MCNP, PHITS, OpenMC and SCALE.
Sam is also part of the Cerberus Nuclear data visualisation design team and has developed unique methods for displaying highly complex radiation field data in VR, also allowing physical object interaction within the immersive environment. In addition to the above, Sam has produced MSc approved dissertation projects and provided mentorship to our NTEC placement students on criticality safety anomalies for the second year running.