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John W. Freiderich is an applied technology scientist at the Y-12 National Security Complex. He specializes in the advanced processing of non-radiological and nuclear materials. His scientific areas of expertise include electrochemistry, ionic liquids/molten salts, aqueous solution chemistry, and various spectroscopic methods. Freiderich has developed and patented technologies related to the improvement of consumer-relevant materials and processes during his tenure. These technologies include rare earth extractive metallurgy, mineral electrowinning, high-throughput molten salt reactor material production, advanced sensor development, and electroplating methods. He holds a Ph.D. in radiochemistry from Washington State University and a B.S. in chemistry from Minnesota State University.
Vincent Lamberti is a Y-12 Technical Fellow and senior staff member at the Y-12 National Security Complex, where his work has included modeling and simulation of manufacturing processes, sensor development, prediction of aging in complex multi-material systems, and applications of machine learning to nuclear nonproliferation. He is the author of more than 50 publications, holds three patents, and was recognized with a 2015 R&D 100 award for the development of the chemical sensing technology known as ChIMES™. Lamberti received his Ph.D. (1989) and M.S. (1985) in physical chemistry from New York University and an M.S. (2000) in computer science from the University of Colorado. He held postdoctoral appointments at The Rockefeller University and Princeton University.
Ashley Stowe’s technical expertise in novel materials spans from energy storage to ionizing radiation detection. He has numerous publications in development of chemical and metal hydride systems as well as radiation detection materials for handheld and imaging applications. He also has expertise in materials compatibility and aging as well as instrument and method development for the characterization of associated chemistries. He was previously named a Y-12 Technical Fellow and Director of the Nuclear Forensics and Detection Initiative. In that role, he acted as a technical lead, coordinating technology transfer activities and leveraging university partnerships for radiation detection technologies. Stowe holds 15 patents, has authored more than 70 publications, and was recognized with a 2013 R&D 100 award for his pioneering development of the 6LiInSe2 semiconductor radiation detection crystal. He holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and an MBA. His research interests include materials development, spectroscopy and materials characterization, crystal growth, radiation detection, and high energy radiation imaging.
Fariborz “Lee” Bzorgi is a senior technical staff consultant at the Y-12 National Security Complex. He directs the Y-12 National Security Technology Center and invents and designs technologies ranging from robotic systems to radar and tracking systems. Bzorgi’s expertise includes electromechanical systems and robotics, ultra-high pressure air compressor system and pneumatic design, design and fabrication of hydraulic systems, and ultra-wide band radar. He holds eight patents and was recognized with a 2007 R&D 100 award for the development of the Rapid Deployment Shelter System, an ISO-based shelter. Bzorgi holds an M.S. in engineering and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Russell L. Hallman, Jr. is highly regarded for his research and development efforts in moisture blending technologies and his work mitigating tin whisker growth within the electronics industry. His expertise also includes the development of gas vapor calibration standards. He is the recipient of several patents for moisture blending technologies designed for calibration of field-deployed hygrometers, a system known as Tropexx™. Related to his moisture blending work is his development of a system for measuring the permeation rate of moisture through polymer films, known as Extrans™. Hallman has also worked in the field of metal solidification in magnetic fields, receiving a patent for Magnofex™. Hallman holds nine patents, a Ph.D. in polymer engineering, an M.S. in materials science and engineering, a B.S. in chemical engineering, and a B.A. in business.