Achim Albrecht serves as a member of the Research and Development Department of the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency. He has received his B.S. degree from the University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1982; his M.S. degree in geology from RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany, in 1986; and his Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, in 1990. After research at the University of Trier and the Max-Planck Institute for Geochemistry in Mainz, both in Germany, on isotope geochemistry, he went to the Chemistry Department of Rutgers University, USA, where he worked as a Lecturer and Research Associate on cosmogenic radionuclides. Dr. Albrecht moved into the environment field during his tenure at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Eawag—Environmental Physics, Institutes of Soil and Plant Sciences) where he worked on anthropogenic radioactive tracers in the biosphere. 10 years ago he joint Andra as a Project Engineer in charge of the mathematical modelling of biosphere radionuclide transfer in relation to radioactive waste disposal and of issues concerning the near-field chemistry (microbiology, redox, organic matter, nitrates) of existing and future disposal sites for radioactive waste.
Biography Updated on 18 October 2012