Dr. Parthiv Kavi

Dr. Parthiv Kavi


School of Engineering

Kirkham Building, KM009

+44 (0) 1772 89 2705


Subject Areas: Engineering, Chemistry, Energy and Sustainability

Research Groups

Full Profile

Dr. Parthiv Kavi is a lecturer within the school of Engineering. His expertise is nuclear waste management, physical chemistry, nanotechnology, and renewable energy engineering. He teaches various nuclear science and energy engineering modules within the school. He is highly interested in conducting academic - industry based crossdisciplinarity research projects and provide scientific and educational training consultancy.  Dr. Parthiv is also an academic advisor for energy students and handles the school’s outreach activities.

  • Physical Science, University of Central Lancashire, UK – 2016
  • M.Sc. Bionanotechnology, The University of Sheffield, UK – 2011
  • B.Eng. Biotechnology, Visveswaraiah Technological University, India – 2009


Bond, Gary, Eccles, Harry, Kavi, Parthiv Chetan, Holdsworth, A.F., Rowbotham, Daniel and Mao, Runjie (2019) Removal of Cesium from Simulated Spent Fuel Dissolver Liquor. Journal of Chromatography and Separation Techniques, 10 (417). ISSN 2157-7064 (In Press)

Eccles, Harry, Bond, Gary, Kavi, Parthiv, Holdsworth, Alistair and Rowbotham, Dan (2018) Highly Active Waste Elimination (HAWE): A New Concept in Nuclear Reprocessing. Dalton Transactions. ISSN 1477-9226 (Submitted)

Kavi, Parthiv (2016) The preparation and characterisation of highly selective adsorbents for fission product removal from acid solutions. Doctoral thesis, University of Central Lancashire.

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Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC); Associate fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Research Activities

Dr Kavi has a multidisciplinary research approach from biotechnology to nuclear energy. At present, he is involved in establishing a novel approach in reprocessing of highly active nuclear waste.  This project comprises the preparation and characterisation of highly selective adsorbents (functional porous materials) for fission product removal from acid solutions containing nuclear waste. This project has potential to challenge 50 years old fully established Reprocessing technology which aims to reduce highly active nuclear waste quantity and ultimately the storage.  A rapid radioisotope monitoring system idea was generated from previous research which acquired £40,000 from UCLan Innovation.

Porous materials are made of various inorganic and organic materials e.g. silica, polymers etc. They are particularly interested due to their structure which can be tailored to needs. Dr. Kavi’s interest focuses on the synthesis of hierarchal and functional porous materials which has many applications such as cleaning up nuclear waste, waste water treatment, carbon capture, pharmaceutical and medical etc.

Dr. Kavi is also highly interested in working with businesses and local authorities to help to move towards low carbon technologies and waste management. He is involved with Eco-Innovation and Making Carbon work projects, funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). He is further aiming to establish research links to generate Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and placements.


  • The preparation and characterisation of highly selective adsorbents for fission product removal from acid solutions
  • Rapid monitoring of radioisotopes from seawater or waste from nuclear decommissioning
  • Functional porous materials for carbon capture
  • Making Carbon Work (MaCaW)
  • Eco - Innovation
  • October 2018 –  Geological disposal facilities, The Geological Society, London     
  • March 2017 - Fifth international conference on Multifunctional hybrid nanocomposites, Lisbon
  • July 2016 - A seminar on Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste, the IOP Nuclear Industry Group, Warrington.
  • March 2016 - 1st international symposium on nanomaterials- An academic and industrial meet, University of Central Lancashire.
  • March 2016 - A conference on Material Science, University of Lancaster.
  • July 2015 - Seminar - NDA - Nuclear waste management and latest developments, Warrington.
  • March 2015 - Fourth international conference on Multifunctional hybrid nanocomposites, Barcelona.

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • SC4121 - Nuclear Challenges and Emerging Technologies (Module Lead)
  • SC4122 - Nuclear Fuel Management (Module Lead)
  • SC4124 - Nuclear Waste Management
  • SC4101 - Nuclear Energy and the nuclear fuel cycle
  • SC2507 - Nuclear Science 2 (Module Lead)
  • SC3302 – Nuclear Technologies
  • ER1010 – Engineering Analysis
  • ER1630 – Engineering Applications
  • SC3106 – Nuclear Reactor and Fuel Technology
  • MP3801 – Energy and Power Generation Systems
  • NT4030 –  Practical applications of renewable energy technologies (Module Lead)
  • SC3800 – Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
  • MP4709 – Energy Systems
  • EI3000 -  Individual Project Supervisor