He is a laboratory fellow and director of the Fuel Cycle Science and Technology Division at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). His primary focus is directing research and development of advanced technologies for spent nuclear fuel recycling and other chemical separation applications. He also serves as the national technical director for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Technology Research and Development Material Recovery and Waste Form Development Program and is also the director of the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute at INL. He has 35 years of experience in chemical separation technologies involving spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Montana State University and a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from Khlopin Radium Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has published over 200 journal articles, reports and conference proceedings, and awarded 23 U.S. patents and six Russian patents, as well as received numerous awards, including an R&D 100 Award. He serves on the editorial board for the journal, Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Nuclear Society and the founder of an endowed chemical engineering scholarship at the University of Idaho. He has served on numerous international conference scientific advisory boards and technical program committees.
She has more than 30 years of experience in theoretical and computational chemistry. She develops new methods and algorithms for high performance computational chemistry as well as applying those techniques to both basic and applied research. Her current application interests are rare earth and heavy element chemistry, separations, catalysis, aerosol formation, cellulose degradation, and photochemistry. Much of her research interests involve large, collaborative efforts between scientists in multiple fields working together to solve difficult scientific challenges. She is a distinguished professor in the Chemistry Department of Iowa State University. Prior to joining Ames Laboratory, she worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as the lead for the NWChem development group and the Visualization and User Services Group. She also worked at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in technology transfer and training. She received her bachelor’s in chemistry, mathematics, and computer science from Minot State University and her doctorate in physical chemistry from Iowa State University.
He is a distinguished scientist for the Aqueous Separations and Radiochemistry Department at Idaho National Laboratory. He has expertise in nuclear fuel separations (aqueous and pyrochemical), high-level waste treatment, decontamination, nuclear processing off-gas treatment, and low-level waste treatment. His areas of decontamination expertise include chemical, strippable coatings and laser decontamination methods. In 1991, he began the study of decontamination of stainless steel nuclear fuel reprocessing equipment and waste minimization. In 2004, he began developing decontamination technologies to remediate radioactive contamination from a dirty bomb for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. His expertise in decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) was recognized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with a consultancy on decommissioning spent fuel pools and as a teacher for the IAEA D&D courses. He holds seven patents and won an R&D 100 Award in 2011. He is a founding member of the National Analytical Management Program (NAMP) and continues to serve as the High Dose/Hot Cell Subcommittee chairman. He serves as a member of the Waste Management Symposia Program Advisory Committee for the last 12 years and annually as the session chairman for Novel Decontamination Techniques. He is also a member of the ASTM Subcommittee E10.03, Radiological Protection for Decontamination and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities and Components.