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Brian Anderson

ORNL

Biography

Dr. Brian Anderson holds joint appointments as an associate professor at the UT Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, and as a Group Leader in the Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He earned his doctorate degree in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Washington in 1996.

Dr. Anderson is currently the leader of the Nuclear Security Advanced Technologies Group in ORNL’s Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Division.  He leads a team of scientists and engineers who conduct nuclear security-related materials and process research.  He also serves as the manager of ORNL’s Ultra-trace Forensic Science Center.  As Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI, he has managed numerous scientific programs for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and was awarded a 2014 ORNL Laboratory Directed Research and Development project probing the basic chemistry and physics of hydrated uranyl compounds. He has also developed advanced analytical methods for materials, including innovations in the use of high-resolution electron microscopy, optical spectroscopy and methods, and chemical sensors.

Prior to joining ORNL, Dr. Anderson held the positions of Senior Fellow Scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory, Nonproliferation Technologies Section; and Principal Research Scientist at Cargill, Incorporated.


Education

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington


Publications

Quasielastic Neutron Scattering with in-situ Humidity Application for Identifying Phase Transitions in Uranyl Fluoride (working title). A. Miskowiec, M. Kirkegaard, A. Huq, E. Mamontov, K. Herwig, L. Trowbridge, A. Rondinone, B. Anderson (2015), Submitted to the Journal of Applied Physics.

Structural Phase Transitions and Water Dynamics in Uranyl Fluoride Hydrates. A. Miskowiec, M. Kirkegaard, A. Huq, E. Mamontov, K. Herwig, L. Trowbridge, A. Rondinone, B. Anderson, (2015), The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, (doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b09296).

Time-dependent Water Dynamics in Hydrated Uranyl Fluoride. Miskowiec, B. Anderson, A. Huq, E. Mamontov, K. Herwig, L. Trowbridge, A. Rondinone (2015), Molecular Physics, 113, doi: 10.1080/00268976.2015.1084056.

The Simultaneous Determinations of 235U and 239Pu Using Delayed Neutron Activation Analysis. B.B. Anderson, D.C. Glasgow, R.J. Kapsimalis, S. Landsberger, 2013, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 298(3), 1721-1726.


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