One of Sellafield Ltd’s young professional chemical engineers, Neruja Srikantharajah, has scooped the runner-up prize in the prestigious fem’Energia Awards 2012, ‘Women working in Nuclear,Europe’ category.
Neruja has recently completed her two year graduate scheme with Sellafield Ltd, working as a chemical engineer. She has recently been involved in working with the Spent Fuel Management team supporting the concept development for a modular irradiated fuel conditioning facility on the Sellafield site.
John Eldridge, Principal Engineer, Sellafield Ltd said: “Neruja is the ideal role model of a female engineer with significant achievements within a short time through her own drive and determination. Neruja’s role is technically demanding and requires an innovative approach to identifying solutions to specific problems. She is a smart young professional”
Neruja was invited to attend the ceremony inParis, her place of birth and was so excited to collect the award. Following the ceremony Neruja said: “I think Women in Nuclear (WiN) is a great way to celebrate the achievements of women working in the nuclear industry, I was so excited just to be nominated but to come second in such a high calibre of nominees”.
The Awards were created three years ago jointly by EDF and WiN to encourage and support women who are involved or want to involve themselves in the nuclear sector.