Professor Malcolm Joyce

Lancaster University

Malcolm Joyce is Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Lancaster University in the UK. His research interests include applied radiation detection & measurement, decommissioning-related analytical methods and nuclear policy & environmental assay. He is author on > 140 refereed journal articles and specializes in digital mixed-field radiation assay with fast, organic liquid scintillation detectors. Malcolm has a BSc (Hons.) in physics, a PhD in -ray spectroscopy and a DEng in digital fast neutron assay. He was a member of the UK Government's Nuclear Industry Research Advisory Board (NIRAB) and is co-chair of UK’s National Nuclear Users' Facility ( In 2014 his team was awarded the James Watt medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers ( for best paper in the journal Proc. ICE (Energy) for research on the depth profiling of radioactive contamination in concrete. He was Head of Engineering at Lancaster, 2008-2015, and is editor on three journals in the field. In 2016 he was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and in 2017 he authored a text book on nuclear energy: ‘Nuclear Engineering: A Conceptual Introduction to Nuclear Power’, published by Butterworth-Heinemann.