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Michael Rodriquezhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=724Michael RodriquezMichael has worked at the Materials and Fuels Complex Analytical Laboratory for 20 years. He is qualified as an AL general core worker, AL hot cell worker, and a glovebox worker. He is the hot cell coordinator and is also an expert at the use of hot cell remote manipulators. Michael dissolves the majority of the samples that are received into the hot cells, and is involved in dissolution method development of unique samples. He has provided direct support of numerous projects associated to the INL and MFC mission.<div class="ExternalClass0970F89A77B845E8A2796F9058A4456F"><p>​Associates of Applied Science in Chemistry<br></p></div>Analytical Chemistry
James Sommershttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=725James SommersJames worked in waste management for two years before moving to the Materials and Fuels Complex Analytical Laboratory, where he has been working for 20 years. He is qualified as an AL general core worker, AL hot cell worker, and glovebox worker. James is the ICP group lead technician and is also qualified to operate the ICP-AES systems, ICP-MS, MC-ICP-MS, and the high resolution gas-MS. He is also capable of performing sample preparation, separations on the manual and automated GPEC systems, and method development of unique sample types. James can verify and validate data produced from junior scientists and technicians. He is qualified to perform routine maintenance, troubleshoot, and repair instrumentation.<div class="ExternalClass3BFAD850903446FD9F0D1A69F774B1BE"><p>​Associate's degree, Waste Management / Environmental Technician, 1996<br></p></div>
Brian Stormshttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=726Brian StormsBrian has been working at the Materials and Fuels Complex since 2010. Brian is currently a scientist in the radiochemistry/counting group and is qualified on the gamma systems, liquid scintilation systems, gas flow proportional counters, and the alpha spec system. Brian is qualified to perform separations featuring the EICHROM resins for the actinides and strontium. Brian started at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant in 1989 in the shift lab as a process support chemical analyst. In 1992, he joined the Radiochemistry section and served in several positions, including scientist, technical lead, and supervisor. Brian has a strong background in building calibration standards to solve customers’ sampling issues, as well as designing jigs for repeatability of positioning on all gamma systems. <div class="ExternalClassA84C16E8491B4152BDD5BADD6B73F863"><p>​B.S., Zoology, Idaho State University, 1991<br></p></div>
Amanda Waters-Fosterhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=727Amanda Waters-FosterAmanda Waters-Foster has been working in the Materials and Fuels Complex Analytical Laboratory for 6 years. She is qualified as an AL general core worker, glovebox worker, and AL hot cell worker. Amanda works in the radiochemistry group where she operates the gamma systems, gas flow proportional counters, and the liquid scintillation counting systems. She is responsible for preparing the samples, running the samples, and interpreting the sample data from these systems.
Russell Watsonhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=728Russell WatsonRussell joined the Materials and Fuels Complex Analytical Laboratory in 2017. He was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow and a Research Chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the areas of instrumental and radiochemical neutron activation analysis. He has also worked in industry on the chemistry of explosives detection, as well as the reduction of polymeric fouling in olefins plants.<div class="ExternalClassF1366C9817414ABA9F91A8F2233EB532"><p>B.S. in chemistry, Clemson University, 2002</p><p>Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry, University of South Carolina, 2006<br></p></div>https://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/RussellWatson.jpg
Donna J. O’Kelly, Ph.D.https://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=294Donna J. O’Kelly, Ph.D.Dr. Donna J. O'Kelly is the director of the Analytical Research Laboratories at Idaho National Laboratory’s Materials and Fuels Complex. She also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Materials and Fuels Complex. Prior to her arrival at INL, Dr. O’Kelly was the group leader for the Elemental Measurement Science Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. With experience in academia as a laboratory manager and a research scientist, Dr. O’Kelly now provides management for facilities that characterize and fabricate new nuclear fuel, as well as examine nuclear fuels and materials after irradiation. Under Dr. O’Kelly, the Analytical Laboratory provides the chemical, radiochemical, physical, and other analytical data needed for various research and engineering development programs and for applied research and engineering development activities in support of advanced nuclear fuel design, waste management, environmental, and other INL programs. In addition, Dr. O’Kelly has served as the president of the INL Women in Leadership group since 2016. Dr. O’Kelly earned her doctorate in nuclear chemistry from Texas A&M University and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.<div class="ExternalClass80797227CC474FE99C81AD04F99B06AD"><p><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">B</span><span style="line-height:15.69px;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">achelor’s in chemistry, Idaho State University</span></p><p><span style="line-height:25.6px;font-size:16px;">D​</span><span style="line-height:107%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">octorate in nuclear chemistry, Texas A&M University</span></p></div>Analytical Chemistryhttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/DonnaOKelly.jpgDirector of Analytical Research Laboratories
Jeffrey Berghttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=712Jeffrey BergJeff Berg joined Argonne National Laboratory-West (now Materials and Fuels Complex) Analytical Laboratory in 1986 as a staff chemist. Previously, he served 12 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy as a submarine warfare officer and qualified engineer. He is a subject matter expert in several areas, including fuels and sample dissolutions, actinide wet chemical separation methods, operation of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen analyzers, sodium chemistry, and several gloveboxes. Berg was group lead for the MFC Analytical Laboratory Special Projects Group, which involved development and implementation of chemical methods to support various nuclear and scientific programs. He has been lead chemist for various programs, including Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Evaluation program, Measurement of Actinide Neutronic Transformation Rates by Accelerator mass spectroscopy program, preparation of targets for Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System measurement, New Brunswick Laboratory U/Pu metal and oxide measurement program, wet chemical methods for the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory project, and the Sandia National Laboratory sodium treatment project. Berg has extensive experience in chemistry methods and applications in shielded facilities, gloveboxes, and benchtop environs. <div class="ExternalClass47E60635C2FB4B5AB9324F5096D8DE72"><p>B.S., chemistry with honors, U.S. Naval Academy, 1977</p><p>M.S., chemistry, University of Idaho, 2004<br></p><p><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass40272EB0D3B14A95877C528E56C79F44"><p>​Jeff has over 30 years of experience in analytical and radiochemistry with major emphasis in the areas of wet chemistry, actinide chemistry, and project related work.   <br></p></div>Analytical Chemistry
Jana Crowhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=713Jana CrowJana has 29 years of experience at the Materials and Fuels Complex (22 years as a health physics technician and 7 years as a research technician in the Analytical Laboratory). She operates the Perkin Elmer Elan ICP-MS, including performing maintenance on the instrument and data calculations for the ICP analysis. Jana is qualified to operate the manual and auto GPEC systems, perform sample preparation in the hot cells, glove boxes and hoods, and conduct French can transfers.<div class="ExternalClass06E3D179F7F2450B8BCFA281E7E8B7A8"><p>Certificate of Applied Science in Radiation Safety, Eastern Idaho Technical College</p><p>Certified, National Registration of Radiation Protection Technologists, 1992<br></p></div>Analytical Chemistryhttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/JanaCrow.jpgResearch Technician
Nick Erfurthhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=714Nick ErfurthNick Erfurth has been working in the Materials and Fuels Complex for a year. He is qualified as an Analytical Laboratory hot cell worker, AL general core worker, and GPEC operator. Previously, while at ISU, Nick led a research group for Dr. Joshua Pak that consisted of 3 to 5 students, taught general chemistry lab, and was solely responsible for preparing the reagents and equipment needed for all of the various chemistry labs taught at the Idaho Falls campus. <div class="ExternalClassBCA43D363408407BA9FA365BF56B84C6"><p>​B.Sc., Biochemistry, Idaho State University, 2016<br></p></div>Analytical Chemistry
Larry Foulkrodhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=715Larry FoulkrodLarry Foulkrod has worked at the Materials and Fuels Complex Analytical Laboratory for 16 years. He is qualified as an AL general core worker, AL hot cell worker and glovebox worker. Larry is the Radiochemistry Group Lead and is also qualified to operate the AL gamma systems, AL proportional counters, the AL liquid scintillation counting systems and the ICP-AES. He is also capable of performing sample preparation and method development of unique sample types. In addition, Larry has over 10 years of combined experience in nuclear operations at ATR, EBR-II, and the US Navy. Analytical Chemistry
Julie Heilhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=716Julie HeilJulie has worked at the Materials and Fuels Complex for 13 years and at the Analytical Laboratory for over a year. Previously, she worked at the Rocky Flats Plant in the Radiological Control Organization and then in the Health Physics Organization at INL. She is a qualified AL general core worker, AL hot cell worker, and glovebox worker, and is currently learning dissolutions in the gloveboxes. Analytical Chemistry
Ian Hobbshttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=717Ian HobbsIan joined the Analytical Laboratory at the Materials and Fuels Complex in July 2017. Previously, at Washington State University, Ian worked with Dr. Kenneth L. Nash. Ian focused on next generation separation techniques aimed at increasing the separation of trivalent lanthanides form the minor actinides by improving the aqueous phase stability of ligand actinide complexes. The work built upon the decades of work carried out at national labs and in academia that developed the PUREX, TALSPEAK, and many other solvent extraction techniques. In his undergraduate and master’s work, Ian focused on the synthesis of cisplatin analogs in the development of medicine to battle resistant cancer lines. <div class="ExternalClass3B1A6F31A4254AF3A51A061D2605459E"><p>B.S., chemistry, Idaho State University </p><p>M.S. chemistry, Idaho State University </p><p>Ph.D., radiochemistry, Washington State University<br></p></div>Analytical Chemistry
Rodney Hudmanhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=718Rodney HudmanRodney Hudman has been working in the Analytical Laboratory for 7 years. He is currently working on research toward qualification of Advanced Gas Reactor fuel. This includes gamma spectroscopy, fine hot cell, and glovebox work, and using a diverse set of methods as the program develops. His career has spanned a total of 24 years at the Idaho National Laboratory. Rodney previously worked at Central Facilities Area performing separations and at INTEC running a wide variety of instrumentation including ICP-OES, ion chromatograph, liquid scintillation, mercury fluorescence, gas chromatography, and X-ray fluorescence. <div class="ExternalClassED86428E0BDD40E880C8B91F205B1E27"><p>​B.S., biochemistry<br></p></div>Analytical Chemistry
Martin Kearnshttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=719Martin KearnsMartin Kearns has been working at the Materials and Fuels Complex Analytical Laboratory since 2007 and has over 40 years of experience working in a variety of laboratory environments. He has a background in separation and dissolution of radiological samples for numerous projects, as well as experience conducting particle gamma counting and spectrum analysis. Martin has a strong background in quality assurance/quality control for various laboratory environments.Analytical Chemistry
Nicole Larsonhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=720Nicole LarsonNicole joined the Analytical Laboratory in 2016 and works with the counting group. Her experience is in gamma-ray detection, but also works with the gas flow proportional and liquid scintillation counting systems.<div class="ExternalClass44990C7B63C846B8B776DBA35818CC32"><p>B.A., Chemistry, Lake Forest College, 2010<br></p><p>B. A., Physics, Lake Forest College, 2010​</p><p>Ph.D., Nuclear Chemistry, Michigan State University, 2016<br></p></div>Nuclear;Analytical Chemistryhttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/NicoleLarson.jpgScientist
Richard Leavitthttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=721Richard LeavittRichard S. Leavitt has been working at the Materials and Fuels Complex Analytical Laboratory since 2016. He is qualified as an AL general core worker, AL hot cell worker, and analytical French can. He has participated in development and launch of large volume shipping of remote-handled and contact-handled transuranic waste shipments to WIPP from 2007-2015. While subcontracting to WIPP, Richard was given the opportunity to work at LANL, ORNL, INL, ANL, and Hanford DOE sites. He received an Army Commendation Medal during Operation Iraqi Freedom III, and retired from the Idaho Army National Guard in 2008.Analytical Chemistry
Carson McNairhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=722Carson McNairCarson is qualified as an AL general core worker and AL hot cell worker. He is very experienced in sample disposition and all waste streams associated with the Analytical Laboratory. His focus is on unique sample separations and dissolutions. Carson has experience with gas pressurized extraction chromatography separations, drip column resin separations, and the preparation of unique sample types for analysis. Carson has four years of solid and liquid waste treatment and remediation experience from the oil and gas industry.Analytical Chemistryhttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/CarsonMcNair.jpg
Lori Lindleyhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=723Lori LindleyLori Lindley has been working at the Materials and Fuels Complex Analytical Laboratory 2016. Lori has worked in the Radiochemistry Group and in the hot cells conducting rabbit transfers, can bag outs and consolidations of waste, and logging in samples. She is qualified as an AL hot cell worker, analytical French can operation, and currently working on AL general core worker certification. Lori has 15 years of combined experience at INL doing a variety of jobs at IRC, CFA, INTEC, RWMC, and MFC.
Magen Colemanhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=426Magen ColemanMagen completed her postdoctoral work in nuclear forensics at Los Alamos National Laboratory working in the Actinide Analytical Chemistry group. Before coming to the Materials and Fuels Complex in March 2017, Magen worked at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in the Radio and Analytical Chemistry group, with her work focusing on gamma spectroscopy. In the Analytical Laboratory at MFC, her work focuses on multi-collector ICP-MS as well as counting systems, particularly gamma and alpha spectroscopy.<div class="ExternalClass5DA8D0177B954D2D94560063A73BBA83"><p>​B.S. in Chemistry and Latin, University of Mary Washington, 2006<br> Ph.D. in Radioanalytical Chemistry, University of Missouri, 2010</p></div><div class="ExternalClassDB41CC56DBF04333BE825076CE6306AF"><p>​Isotopic ratios, IDMS, and counting systems, particularly gamma and alpha spectroscopy</p></div><div class="ExternalClass8AB4AD9FFD7D48F188DB3D3B050A7D5E"><p>M.E. Coleman, E. Bond, W.A. Moody, L. Tandon.  "The analysis of uranium-232: Comparison of radiochemical techniques and an improved method by alpha spectrometry." Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10967-012-2072-8.</p><p>M.E. Coleman, M.D. Glascock, J.D. Robertson.  "A new method for the analysis of titanium, barium, and arsenic in obsidian via epithermal neutron activation analysis," Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 2010, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10967-010-0853-5].</p></div>Analytical Chemistryhttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/MagenColeman.jpgScientist
Joey Charboneauhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=430Joey CharboneauJoey joined Idaho National Laboratory in 2011 as a scientist at the Materials and Fuels Complex Research Analytical Laboratory. While at the lab, Joey has designed experiments and performed work in hot cells, gloveboxes, and hoods throughout the Analytical Laboratory. Joey has experience working on projects in radiochemistry and pyroprocessing. He has designed and used several gas systems in the Analytical Laboratory, including the hot cell corrosive gas introduction systems, hot cell gas mixing manifolds, and entrained gas collection systems. Joey is currently working on qualifications to become the subject matter expert for the Nu high-resolution gas-MS and its associated gas handling manifold.<div class="ExternalClassB5D37D71D7504CD989AE352C171C6A91"><p>​B.S. in Chemistry, University of Idaho, 2007<br> M.S. in Chemistry, University of Idaho, 2009</p></div><div class="ExternalClass4E7384014EED46D6AB736990CD99827A"><p>Analytical chemistry, radiochemistry, pyroprocessing, fission product and burn up analysis of nuclear fuels. </p><p>The development of gas delivery and collection systems used in nuclear research experiments and process including entrained fission gas collection systems and corrosive gas delivery systems. These systems have been used in hot cells and glovebox environments for research involving spent nuclear fuel.</p></div><div class="ExternalClassE9D91428CCF34D139956E953B67D7A67"><p>​<em>The Clouding of an Anionic Surfactant in Acid solution: Mechanistic and Analytical </em>Implications, Charboneau, J. & von Wandruszka, R. J Surfact Deterg (2010) 13: 281</p></div>Analytical Chemistry;Chemical and Radiation Measurements;Nuclear;Nuclear Fuelshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/joeycharboneau.jpgAnalytical Chemist
Jared Horkleyhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=432Jared Horkley<div class="ExternalClassEA1322D888F241C58D7D214BFE2A485A"><p>​M.S. Chemistry, Idaho State University, 2009</p><p>B.A. Chemistry, Idaho State University, 2007</p></div><div class="ExternalClassD4CA305364974915AF4E7935CF06828D"><p>​<span style="line-height:115%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><font color="#000000">Chemical separations and analysis, electrochemical target production, chemical purification, actinide compound synthesis, electromagnetic isotope separation<span>  </span></font></span></p></div><div class="ExternalClass79E336FFB1CB437B8806120F57A5D1D9"><p>1.     <strong>Production of highly-enriched Ba-134 for a reference material for isotope dilution mass spectrometry measurements</strong></p><p>By: Horkley, J. J.; Carney, K. P.; Gantz, E. M.; et al.</p><p>JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY   Volume: 305   Issue: 1   Pages: 267-275   Published: JUL 2015</p><p>2.     <strong>Advancement of isotope separation for the production of reference standards</strong><br><br>By: Carney, K. P.; Horkley, J. J.; McGrath, C. A.; et al.<br><br>JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY   Volume: 296   Issue: 1   Pages: 383-387   Published: APR 2013</p><p>3.     <strong>Probing new physics models of neutrinoless double beta decay with SuperNEMO</strong><br><br>By: Arnold, R.; Augier, C.; Baker, J.; et al.<br><br>EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C   Volume: 70   Issue: 4   Pages: 927-943   Published: DEC 2010</p><p>4.     <strong>Technetium extraction and analysis from nuclear waste streams</strong><br><br>By: Roman, Audrey; Horkley, Jared; Brown, Eric; et al.<br><br>ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY   Volume: 239   Meeting Abstract: 152-NUCL   Published: MAR 21 2010</p><p>5.     <strong>Resorcinarenes and Aza-Crowns as New Extractants for the Separation of Technetium-99</strong><br><br>By: Paviet-Hartmann, Patricia; Horkley, Jared; Pak, Joshua; et al.<br><br>Edited by: Hyatt, NC; Pickett, DA; Rebak, RB<br><br>Conference: 32nd Symposium on Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management held at the 2008 MRS Fall Meeting Location: Boston, MA Date: DEC 01-05, 2008 <br><br>Sponsor(s): Mat Res Soc</p><p>6.      SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT XXXII   Book Series: Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings   Volume: 1124   Pages: 427-432   Published: 2009</p></div>Analytical Chemistry;Chemical Separations;Chemical Processinghttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/JaredHorkley.jpgChemist
Vivian Carionihttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=433Vivian CarioniVivian worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the epidemiology group at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) from 2015-2017. Prior to MURR, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sao Paulo and as a guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Her research has focused on the development of analytical methods using LC-ICP-MS, INAA, ICP-OES, GF AAS and HG AAS.<div class="ExternalClass89557E69BC3C4C009DC94DCC08AA5980"><p></p><p>BSc, Chemical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, 2006<br></p><p>Master's degree, Analytical Chemistry, Federal University of ABC (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 2010</p><p>PhD, Analytical Chemistry, Federal University of ABC (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 2014<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassDE2D795B68C44F93AE5B7FA741C710B3"><p>​Development of analytical methods using LC-ICP-MS, INAA, ICP-OES, GF AAS and HG AAS</p></div><div class="ExternalClassBD44D51BABB7419EA369DB51814E820D"><ol><li>C. L. Tsinovoi, P. Xun, L. A. McClure, <strong>V. M. O. Carioni</strong>, J. D. Brockman, J. Cai, E. Guallar, M. Cushman, F. W. Unverzagt, V. J. Howard, K. He, Arsenic exposure in relation to ischemic stroke: The reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke study. Stroke, v. 49, p.19-26, 2018 DOI 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.018891<br> </li><li><strong>V. M. O. Carioni</strong>, J. M Guthrie, J. A. McElroy, J. D. Brockman, Fast and reliable method for arsenic speciation in urine samples containing low levels of As by LC-ICP-MS: focus on epidemiological studies. Talanta, v. 165, p.76-83, 2017.<br></li><li><strong>V. M. O. Carioni</strong>, R. Chelegão, J. Naozuka, C. S. Nomura, Feasibility study for the preparation of a tuna fish candidate reference material for total As determination, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, v. 16, p. 453-458, 2011. DOI 10.1007/s00769-011-0796-8. <br> </li><li>C. Matias, T. M. Manieri, S. S. Cipriano, <strong>V. M. O Carioni</strong>, C. S. Nomura<strong>, </strong>C. M. Machado, G.  Cerchiaro, Diethyldithiocarbamate induces apoptosis in neuroblastoma cells by raising the intracellular copper level, triggering cytochrome c release and caspase activation. Toxicology in Vitro, v. 27, p. 349-357, 2013. DOI 10.1016/j.tiv.2012.08.017 <br> </li><li><strong>V. M .O. Carioni</strong>, C. S. Nomura, L. L. Yu, R. Zeisler, Use of neutron activation analysis and LC-ICP-MS in the development of candidate reference materials for As species determination.<em> </em>Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, v. 299, p. 241-248, 2014. DOI 0.1007/s10967-013-2790-6<br></li><li>R. Chelegão, <strong>V. M. O. Carioni</strong>, J. Naozuka, C. S. Nomura, Feasibility of using AAS for the characterization of a tuna fish candidate reference material for total Hg and methyl-Hg measurement. Journal of Brazilian Chemistry Society, v. 27, p. 712-718, 2016. DOI: 10.5935/0103-5053.20150320</li></ol></div>Analytical Chemistryhttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/VivianCarioni.jpgAnalytical Chemist/Researcher
Dean Petermanhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=445Dean Peterman<div class="ExternalClass12333406CC5144C6B13E6C749678C38C"><p>​Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, 1995</p><p>M.S. Physical Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, 1993</p><p>B.S. Chemistry, Denison University, American Chemical Society certified degree, 1988</p></div><div class="ExternalClass75C7B395982442F089CB5715F5A2A367"><p>​<span style="line-height:115%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">Dean’s research interests lie in the field of physical inorganic chemistry with an emphasis on the aqueous chemistry of lanthanide and actinide elements.<span>  </span></font><font color="#000000">Recently, his main research areas focus on the use of soft donor ligand systems for the selective separation of trivalent actinides from lanthanides and the effects of gamma radiolysis on solvent extraction processes.</font></span></p></div><div class="ExternalClassD45F4261AB4F4C159CCB50E12C4D87CE"><p>​Member, American Chemical Society</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>2010 - 2013  American Chemical Society – Treasurer Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (I&EC) division</li><li>2004 - 2008  American Chemical Society – SS&T subdivision of I&EC division Chair cycle</li><li>2003 - 2005  American Chemical Society – Idaho Section Chair cycle</li></ul><p> </p><p>Idaho State University, Adjunct Faculty, 2000</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Chem 111, General Chemistry 1 and General Chemistry 1 Lab</li></ul><p> </p><p>University of Idaho, Adjunct Faculty, 2004 - 2014</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Chem 495, Thermodynamics and Kinetic</li><li>Chem 507, Topics in Physical Chemistry – Introduction to Quantum Theory</li><li>Chem 509, Advanced Physical Chemistry – Quantum Theory</li><li>Chem 550, Radioanalytical Chemistry</li><li>Chem 556, Molecular Spectroscopy – Group Theory</li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClassA32FA102F08748EC9CE009EFE1499163"><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>T. Demana, <strong>D. Peterman</strong>, J. Shaffer, and P. R. Melaragno, "Flow-through spectroelectrochemical detector based on diffraction at a cylindrical electrode," <em>Anal. Chem.</em> <strong>1989</strong>, <em>61</em>, 1216.</li></ol><ol start="2" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li><strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong>, Robert G. Daniel, Ronald J. Horwitz, and Joyce A. Guest, "Characterization of acetic acid photofragmentation dynamics:  Isotopic substitution effects," <em>Chem. Phys. Lett.</em> <strong>1995</strong>, <em>236</em>, 558.</li></ol><ol start="3" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Gregory R. Choppin and <strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong>, "Applications of lanthanide luminescence spectroscopy to solution studies of coordination chemistry," <em>Coord. Chem. Rev.</em> <strong>1998</strong>, <em>174</em>, 283.</li></ol><ol start="4" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Nancy L. Greenbaum, Claudius Mundoma, and <strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong>, "Probing of metal-binding domains of RNA hairpin loops by laser-induced lanthanide(III) luminescence," <em>Biochemistry</em> <strong>2001</strong>, <em>40</em>, 1124.</li></ol><ol start="5" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Horprai Kurosaki, Steve Lamont, Roy Filby, Sue B. Clark, <strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong>, "Developing Combined Fission Track Analysis and Alpha Track Analysis to Study the Spatial Distribution of U and Pu Sorbed to Environmental Particles," <em>J. Nuc. Sci. Tech.</em> <strong>2002</strong>, <em>39:sup3</em>, 493.</li></ol><ol start="6" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>J. D. Law; R. S. Herbst; <strong>D. R.</strong> <strong>Peterman</strong>; R. D. Tillotson; T. A. Todd "Development of a cobalt dicarbollide/polyethylene glycol solvent extraction process for separation of cesium and strontium to support advanced aqueous reprocessing," <em>Nuclear Technology</em>, <strong>2004</strong>, <em>147(2)</em>, 284 – 290.</li></ol><ol start="7" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>I. V. Smirnov; V. A. Babain; A. Y. Shadrin; T. I. Efremova; N. A. Bondarenko; R. S. Herbst, <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; T. A. Todd "Extraction of americium and europium by diphosphine dioxides and their mixtures with chlorinated cobalt dicarbollide," <em>Sol. Extr. Ion Exch.</em> <strong>2005</strong>, <em>23</em>, 1 – 21.</li></ol><ol start="8" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>J. D. Law; R. S. Herbst; <strong>D. R. Peterman; </strong>R. D. Tillotson, T. A. Todd "Development of a regenerable strip reagent for treatment of acidic, radioactive waste with cobalt dicarbollide-based solvent extraction processes," <em>Sol. Extr. Ion Exch.</em> <strong>2005</strong>, <em>23</em>, 59 – 83.</li></ol><ol start="9" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>C. L. Riddle; J. D. Baker; J. D. Law; C. A. McGrath; D. H. Meikrantz; B. J. Mincher; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; T. A. Todd "Fission Product Extraction (FPEX):  Development of a novel solvent for the simultaneous separation of strontium and cesium from acidic solutions," <em>Sol. Extr. Ion Exch.</em> <strong>2005</strong>, <em>23</em>, 449 – 461.</li></ol><ol start="10" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>R. S. Herbst; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; R. D. Tillotson, L. H. Delmau "Aspects of the fundamental chemistry of cesium extraction from acidic media by HCCD," <em>Czech. J. Phys, Suppl. D</em> <strong>2006</strong>, <em>56</em>, D477 – D482.</li></ol><ol start="11" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>J. D. Law; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; T. A. Todd; R. D. Tillotson "Separation of trivalent actinides from lanthanides in an acetate buffer solution using Cyanex 301" <em>Radiochimica Acta</em>, <strong>2006</strong>, <em>94(5)</em>, 261 – 266.</li></ol><ol start="12" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>T. A. Luther; R. S. Herbst; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; R. D. Tillotson; T. G. Garn; V. A. Babain; I. V. Smirnov; E. S. Stoyanov; N. G. Antonov "Some aspects of fundamental chemistry of the Universal Extraction (UNEX) process for the simultaneous separation of major radionuclides (cesium, strontium, actinides, and lanthanides) from radioactive wastes" <em>J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem.</em>, <strong>2006</strong>, <em>3</em>, 603 – 613.</li></ol><ol start="13" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li><strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; J. D. Law; T. A. Todd; R. D. Tillotson "Use of Cyanex-301 for separation of Am/Cm from lanthanides in an advanced nuclear fuel cycle" in <em>Separations for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in the 21</em><em><sup>st</sup></em><em> Century, </em>ACS Symposium Series 933, G. J. Lummetta, K. L. Nash, S. B. Clark, and J. I. Friese, Eds., American Chemical Society, Washington D. C.,<em> </em><strong>2006</strong>, 251 – 259.</li></ol><ol start="14" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>B. J. Mincher, S. P. Mezyk, W. F. Bauer, G. Elias, C. Riddle, <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong> "FPEX g-radiolysis in the presence of nitric acid" <em>Sol. Extr. Ion Exch., </em><strong>2007</strong>, <em>25</em>, 593-601.</li></ol><ol start="15" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>M. T. Benson; M. L. Moser; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; A. Dinescu "Determination of pK<sub>a</sub> for dithiophosphinic acids using density functional theory" <em>J. Molec. Struc. THEOCHEM</em>, <strong>2008</strong>, <em>867</em>, 71 – 77.</li></ol><ol start="16" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>R. S. Herbst; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; T. A. Robinson "PEG-400 partitioning in the HCCD/PEG process for Cs and Sr recovery" <em>Sep. Sci. Tech.</em>, <strong>2008</strong>, <em>43(9-10)</em>, 2557 – 2571.</li><li>R. S. Herbst; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; R. D. Tillotson; L. H. Delmau "Fundamental chemistry of cesium extraction from acidic media by HCCD in FS-13" <em>Sol. Extr. Ion Exch.</em>, <strong>2008</strong>, <em>26(2)</em>, 163 – 174.</li><li>J. R. Klaehn; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; M. K. Harrup; R. D. Tillotson; T. A. Luther; J. D. Law; L. M. Daniels "Synthesis of symmetric dithiophosphinic acids for "minor actinide" extraction" <em>Inorg. Chimica Acta</em>, <strong>2008</strong>, <em>361</em>, 2522 – 2532.</li><li>C. M. Leavitt; G. L. Gresham; M. T. Benson; J. –J. Gaumet; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; J. R. Klaehn; M. Moser; F. Aubriet; M. J. van Stipdonk; G. S. Groenewold "Investigations of acidity and nucleophilicity of diphenyldithiophosphinate ligands using theory and gas-phase dissociation reactions" <em>Inorg. Chem.</em>, <strong>2008</strong>, <em>47</em>, 3056 – 3064.</li><li><strong>D. Peterman</strong>; L. Martin; J. Klaehn; M. Harrup; M. Greenhalgh; T. Luther "Selective separation of minor actinides and lanthanides using aromatic dithiophosphinic and phosphinic acid derivatives" <em>J. Radioanal. Nucl Chem.</em>, <strong>2009</strong>, <em>282(3)</em>, 527 - 531.</li><li>S. Pepper; <strong>D. Peterman</strong>; T. Tranter; B. White "Detection of radionuclides in aqueous sample using cloud point extraction" <em>J. Radioanal. Nucl Chem.</em>, <strong>2009</strong>, <em>282(3)</em>, 909 – 912.</li><li>R. S. Herbst; <strong>D. Peterman</strong>; P. Zalupski; K. Nash; R. Tillotson; L. Delmau "Thermodynamics of cesium extraction from acidic media by HCCD and PEG" <em>Sol. Extr. Ion Exch.</em>, <strong>2010</strong>, <em>28(5)</em>, 563 - 578.</li><li><strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; M. R. Greenhalgh; R. D. Tillotson; J. R. Klaehn; M. K. Harrup; T. A. Luther; J. D. Law "Selective extraction of minor actinides from acidic media using symmetric and asymmetric dithiophosphinic acids" <em>Sep. Sci. Tech.</em>, <strong>2010</strong>, <em>45(12-13)</em>, 1711 – 1717.</li><li>P. R. Zalupski; R. S. Herbst; L. H. Delmau; L. R. Martin; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; K. L. Nash "Two-phase calorimetry.  II. Studies on the thermodynamics of cesium and strontium extraction by mixtures of H<sup>+</sup>CCD<sup>-</sup> and PEG-400 in FS-13" <em>Sol. Extr. Ion Exch.</em>, <strong>2010</strong>, <em>28(2)</em>, 161 – 183.</li><li>J. R. Klaehn; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; M. K. Harrup; T. A. Luther; L. M. Daniels "Bis(o-trifluoromethylphenyl)dithiophosphinic methyl ester" <em>Inorg. Chimica Acta</em>, <strong>2011</strong>, <em>370</em>, 519 – 522.</li><li>K. L. Swancutt; T. D. Cullen; S. P. Mezyk; G. Elias; W. F. Bauer; R. D. Ball; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; C. L. Riddle; B. J. Mincher; J. J. Muller "The radiation chemistry of Cs-7SB modifier used in Cs and Sr solvent extraction" <em>Sol. Extr. Ion Exch.</em>, <strong>2011</strong>, <em>29(1)</em>, 106 – 127.</li><li>S. R. Daly; J. R. Klaehn; K. S. Boland; S. A. Kozimor; M. M. Maclnnes; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; B. L. Scott "NMR spectroscopy and structural characterization of dithiophosphinate ligands relevant to minor actinide extraction processes" <em>Dalton Trans.</em>, <strong>2012</strong>, <em>41(7)</em>, 2163 – 2175.</li><li>G. S. Groenewold; <strong>D. R. Peterman</strong>; J. R. Klaehn; Laetitia H. Delmau; Philippe Marc; Radu Custelcean "Oxidative degradation of bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)dithiophosphinic acid in nitric acid studied by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry" <em>Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom.</em>, <strong>2012</strong>, <em>26</em>, 2195 – 2203.</li><li>Philippe Marc; Radu Custelcean; John R. Klaehn; <strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong>, Laetitia H. Delmau "Degradation of CYANEX 301 in Contact with Nitric Acid Media" <em>Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.,</em> <strong>2012</strong>, <em>51(40),</em> 13238 – 13244.</li><li>Peter R. Zalupski; Dale D. Ensor; Catherine L. Riddle; <strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong> "Complete Recovery of Actinides from UREX-like Raffinates using a Combination of Hard and Soft Donor Ligands" <em>Sol. Extr. Ion Exch.</em>, <strong>2012</strong>, <em>31(4)</em>, 430-441.</li><li>Tatiana G. Levitskaia; James M. Peterson; Emily L. Campbell; Amanda J. Casella, <strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong>; Samuel A. Bryan Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Multivariate Analysis for Online Monitoring of Dibutyl Phosphate Degradation Product in Tributyl Phosphate/n-Dodecane/Nitric Acid Solvent" <em>Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.</em>, <strong>2013</strong>, <em>52(49)</em>, 17607-17617.</li><li>Melissa E. Freiderich; <strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong>; John R. Klaehn; Philippe Marc; Laetitia H. Delmau "Chemical Degradation Studies on a Series of Dithiophosphinic Acids (DPAHS)" <em>Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., </em><strong>2014</strong>, <em>53(9)</em>, 3606-3611.</li><li>Christopher A. Zarzana; <strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong>, Gary S. Groenewold, Lonnie Olson, Rocklan G. McDowell, William F. Bauer; Sabrina J. Morgan "Investigation of the Impacts of Gamma Radiolysis on an Advanced TALSPEAK Separation" <em>Sep. Sci. Tech.,</em> <strong>2015 </strong><em>50</em>, 2836-2843.</li><li>Peter R. Zalupski; John R. Klaehn; <strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong> "Complete Recovery of Actinides from UREX-like Raffinates Using a Combination of Hard and Soft Donor Ligands. II. Soft Donor Structure Variation" <em>Sol. Extr. Ion Exch.</em>, <strong>2015</strong> <em>33</em>, 523-539.</li><li><strong>Dean Peterman</strong>; Andreas Geist; Bruce Mincher; Giuseppe Modolo;  Maria Hitos Galán; Lonnie Olson; Rocklan McDowell "Performance of an i-SANEX System Based on a Water-Soluble BTP under Continuous Irradiation in a g-Radiolysis Test Loop" <em>Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.</em>, <strong>2016</strong> <em>55(39)</em>, 10427-10435.</li><li>Peter R. Zalupski; Travis S. Grimes; Colt R. Heathman; <strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong> "Optical Absorption Characteristics For  <sup>7</sup>F<sub>0'</sub>→<sup>5</sup>L<sub>6'</sub> and  <sup>7</sup>F<sub>0'</sub>→ <sup>7</sup>F<sub>6'</sub> Transitions of Trivalent Americium Ion in Aqueous Electrolyte Mixtures" <em>Applied Spectroscopy</em>, <strong>2017</strong> <em>71(12)</em>, 2608-2615.</li><li>Vanessa E. Holfeltz; <strong>Dean R. Peterman</strong>;  Emily L. Campbell; Robert F.Standaert; Alena Paulenovea; Tatiana G. Livitskaia; Gregg J. Lumetta "Effect of HEH[EHP] impurities on the ALSEP solvent extraction process" <em>Sol. Extr. Ion Exch.</em>, <strong>2017</strong> doi.org/10.1080/07366299.2017.1412111</li></ol></div>Analytical Chemistryhttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/DeanPeterman.JPGDistinguished Staff Scientist
Cortney Pincockhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=424Cortney Pincock<div class="ExternalClass1CD293CC82E6453AB990FB7D01A3324C"><p>​B.S. Chemistry, University of Utah, 2010</p></div><div class="ExternalClass2A868F626A7F452383473FB6E11C1880"><p>Cortney's interests and work is currently centered around ICP-MS methods, specifically lanthanides and actinides. He is beginning to do more trace-level analysis for a variety of elements. Cortney also has interest in pairing other instrumentation to the ICP-MS.</p></div>Analytical Chemistryhttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/CortneyPincock.jpgAnalytical Chemist
Matthew Joneshttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=425Matthew JonesMatthew Jones has been working at the Materials and Fuels Complex Analytical Laboratory for 6 years. Matt is qualified as an AL general core worker, AL hot cell worker, and glovebox worker. He is the AL point of contact for Joint Fuel Cycle Studies and is qualified to operate the TIMS and ICP-AES. He is also capable of performing various dissolutions, sample preparation, separations, and data analysis for a multitude of fuel types.<div class="ExternalClass5B366CA46FBD4C399263CAD4205ACC26"><p>​B.S. Chemistry, Idaho State University</p><p>Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Idaho – currently pursuing<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassA92CB082D86D46048D328EC832A3271C"><ul><li><p>Low uncertainty Curium analysis of nuclear fuel by MC-ICP-MS</p></li><li><p>Low uncertainty Iodine analysis of nuclear fuel by TIMS</p></li><li><p>Quantitative isotopic spatial profiling of nuclear fuel/cladding utilizing a laser ablation system coupled to a micro dissolution apparatus</p></li><li><p>Gas Pressurized Extraction Chromatography (GPEC) in-line with ICP-AES allowing for trace elemental analysis of nuclear materials</p></li><li><p>GPEC coupled to a Time Of Flight-Mass Spectrometer (TOF-MS) for generating higher resolution elution curves for resins</p></li><li><p>GPEC coupled to TOF-MS for rapid isobaric free quantitative analysis of nuclear fuel</p></li><li><p>In-situ measurements of molten salts utilizing UV-VIS and Raman spectroscopy</p></li></ul></div>Analytical Chemistry;Nuclear Fuelshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/MatthewJones.jpgR&D Scientist
Beau Ballardhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=403Beau BallardBeau received his B.S. in chemistry in 2002 from Southwest Missouri State University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Missouri in 2008. Throughout his career his research has focused on separation and purification of materials. Before INL, Beau worked at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory developing methods for fuels analysis as well as regulatory responsibilities. Prior to Knolls, Beau was a post-doc at Los Alamos National Laboratory with both the Inorganic, Isotope, Actinide Chemistry group as well as Materials Examination Technology group.
Beau Barkerhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=404Beau BarkerBeau Barker joined the Analytical Laboratory at INL’s Materials and Fuels Complex as an analytical chemist in January of 2017. He received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2002, a master’s degree in computational chemistry from the University of Minnesota - Duluth in 2004, and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 2010. Before coming to INL, he was a Seaborg postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory investigating resonant non-radiative energy transfer in actinyl containing crystals. Beau was also a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, where he studied the spectroscopy of small actinide containing molecules.<div class="ExternalClassB9C0B6B6D8004A1D9BE550373C2CF0C8"><p>​B.A. in chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2002</p><p>Master’s degree computational chemistry, the University of Minnesota - Duluth, 2004</p><p>Ph.D. in physical chemistry,  the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2010</p></div>https://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/BeauBarker.jpg