Anna Louise Smith is currently Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Department of Radiation Science & Technology (Delft, Netherlands). She was born in Limoges (France), and studied chemistry at Chimie ParisTech (Paris, France) and the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom), receiving a Master of science in chemistry and engineering and M. Phil degree in collaboration between both universities in 2011. She holds a PhD since 2015 in the field of nuclear materials chemistry from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), performed in collaboration between the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy (Cambridge, UK) and the Joint-Research Centre-Institute for Transuranium Elements (JRC-ITU, European Commission) in Karlsruhe (Germany).
Dr. Smith is now pursuing research activities at the TU Delft in the field of materials chemistry and chemical thermodynamics of nuclear materials. This encompasses the safety assessment of nuclear fuels and the management of fission products for current and next generation nuclear reactors (Gen IV). Her activities are focused on the coupling between structural and thermodynamic experimental investigations and thermodynamic modelling using the CALPHAD method.