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 Expert  107733

Expert in Radiochemistry of Lanthanide and Actinide Elements

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Florida (FL)
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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.


heavy metal analysis


heavy metal chemistry


rare-earth element


rare-earth element chemistry

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

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1956 to 2001


Florida State University


Professor of Chemistry


Expert taught inorganic and nuclear chemistry and directed the graduate and post-doctoral studies of students and Ph.D. scientists.

1953 to 1956


University of California, Berkeley


Research Associate, Radiation Lab


Career Accomplishments:

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.


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.

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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert can read French.


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