Prof. Grant is the Director General at the International Centre for Environmental & Nuclear Sciences University of the West Indies. He obtained a Master's Degree in 1992 in Radiation and Environmental Physics, from the University of Surrey in England, with specialization in Reactor Physics and Neutron Activation Analysis.
As the former Head of Nuclear Analytical Laboratory and Reactor Manager at ICENS, he has more than 25 years of experience in the operations and maintenance of the SLOWPOKE-2 Research Reactor. Prof. Grant served as the Director and Project Manager for the successful HEU-LEU core conversion fo the the reactor in 2015. He is also an IAEA International Expert in the Field of Research and Neutron Activation Analysis and has performed expert missions in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. He serves as a peer reviewer for four (4) international Journals, has over 30 peer reviewed articles; two book chapters, numerous technical publications and is responsible for drafting of the IAEA REGIONAL STRATEGIC PROFILE FOR THE ENGLISH SPEAKING CARIBBEAN 2020-2025, this document will be used to prepare a strategic framework to identify and prioritze the regions most pressinds that could be addressed using nuclear technologies in the period up to 2025.
Professor Charles Grant, FinstP, Research Profile: /https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Charles.Grant5
The Office of the Director General consists of the technical and administrative units which coordinate and implement the activities of the Centre. ICENS has a core staff of 26 people (including 18 graduates) in six specialist scientific, technical and administrative units:
- Nuclear Analytical Laboratory
- Spectrometry Laboratory
- Information Systems Laboratory
- Thermoluminescence Dosimetry Unit
- Sample Preparation Unit
- Administration and Finance Section
Scientific and technical staff have experience and expertise in environmental sampling and a range of chemical analysis methods, database structuring and management, statistical treatment and the interpretation of environmental data, and the use of GIS for the analysis, interpretation, visualisation and dissemination of environmental information. Visiting local and international scientists also collaborate in ICENS programmes.