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Kristian Myhre

Nuclear Engergy


Supervising Faculty: Miting Du

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Kristian G. Myhre is currently attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville through the Bredesen Center’s Energy Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship doctoral program. In the spring of 2013, he earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Seattle Pacific University. He has had numerous hands-on research experiences throughout his undergraduate career. These include working at the Radiation Oncology Radiochemistry Research lab at the University of Washington Medical Center, participating in the Department of Homeland Security sponsored Nuclear Forensics Summer School at the University of Missouri in Columbia, as well as the Neutron Activation Analysis Laboratory at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is currently conducting his doctoral thesis research at the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory under the guidance of Dr. Miting Du in the Nuclear Materials Processing Group. His focus is on developing new heavy element separation methods, specifically those relevant to the nuclear industries and the production of the heavier actinides for research and industrial purposes. More specifically, he is investigating the use of solid electrolytes in conjunction with electrochemical methods as a novel separation method.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Seattle Pacific University

Associate Degree in General Studies – Shoreline Community College


Awards and Recognitions

SNMMI Bradley-Alavi Student Fellow Award

SPU Erickson Undergraduate Research Conference First Place Oral Presenter

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