Meet the ESRs – Part 14


Name: Andrei Goronovski

ESR 15: Systematic study and NORM-LCA methodology development of NORM aspects in the BR valorisation chain

Tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Andrei and I come from Estonia- a small land in the north of Europe, where people used to laugh that in our country you know everybody else. I am an engineer in the fields of electrical and nuclear energy. I fell in love with science after my first conference visit in Pisa, Italy, that I attended during my Masters studies. So many people believing in a better world and devoting their lives for fulfilment of their dreams inspired me. I joined the REDMUD group to work in a team of great enthusiastic researchers and to open new horizons.

I believe we can make the difference 🙂


How is your PhD going? What is your upcoming research about?

My research consists of two major parts- the boring part is to assess what other ESRs in the REDMUD group produce, from the radiological perspective, the fun part aims to integrate Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORMS) into the Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCA) methodology. So far I have concentrated on the theoretical aspects and review procedures. There is a lot of work that can be done in the field. It is a challenging but fun task.


What or who motivates and inspires you? Any thoughts and life musings you’d like to share with us?

I am inspired by the will of human society to constantly evolve, adapting ourselves to the changes of the world, and modifying the world for our needs. I believe we can make this evolution more sustainable and harmonic with the surrounding world.


If a chicken had lips, could it whistle?

Many birds can whistle without lips, so it is not about the shape of mouth, but about the vocal cords that produce the sound. The answer is no, a dull, but a sincere one 🙂