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Expert in Radiochemistry of Lanthanide and Actinide Elements

Expert ID: 107733 Florida, USA

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Expert's expertise lies in the area of heavy metal chemistry with an emphasis on solution behavior. His research in the last decade has been heavily involved with modelling by laboratory experiment of the environmental behavior of the actinide elements, including uranium and plutonium and with the chemistry of separation science of the f-elements. He was the co-discoverer of the element 101, mendelevium, in 1955. He has also worked with americium, curium, neptunium, thorium, berkelium, californium, einsteinium, fermium, lawrencium, and nobelium.

Expert is currently involved in research with lanthanide elements with implications in magnetic resonance imaging. Lanthanides that he has studied include: cerium, europium, gadolinium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, dysprosium, erbium, holmium, lutetium, terbium, thulium, and ytterbium.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tallahassee, Florida - Dothan, Alabama - Albany, Georgia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1953 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Inorganic Chemistry Institution: University of Texas
Year: 1949 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Loyola University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1956 to 2001 Employer: Florida State University Title: Professor of Chemistry Department: Responsibilities: Expert taught inorganic and nuclear chemistry and directed the graduate and post-doctoral studies of students and Ph.D. scientists.
Years: 1953 to 1956 Employer: University of California, Berkeley Title: Research Associate, Radiation Lab Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and the American Chemical Society.
Professional Appointments
Expert is currently on the Editorial Boards of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Review, Nuclear Science Applications (Sections A and B), Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of the Rare Earths, and Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange.
Awards / Recognition
Expert is a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science. He has received numerous awards for his work, including a Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service to Nuclear Science and Technology from the American Nuclear Society, 1992; Seaborg Award in Actinide Separation Science, Annual Actinide Separation Association, 1989; the Award for Nuclear Chemistry from the American Chemical Society, 1985, the Bequerel Award of the British Royal Society of Chemistry, 1999, and the Chemical Pioneer Award of the American Institute of Chemistry, 1998.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has over 450 publications, and is the author of seven books in the field of chemical education and nuclear science.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Expert can read French.

Fields of Expertise

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