Dr. Bruce A. Moyer, a distinguished research staff member and corporate fellow in the Chemical Sciences Division and group leader of the Chemical Separations Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), visited the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) on January 24th. Dr. Moyer is a leader in separations science and technology and renowned in the science community for contributions in solvent extraction and ion exchange and recent technical advancements in anion separations. He has worked closely with NSSPI Associate Research Scientist Dr. Jonathan Burns and is the team lead for the Sigma Team for Advanced Actinide Recycle (STAAR), which sponsors a project Dr. Burns is currently working on titled “Co-Crystallization of AnO22+ with UO22+.” STAAR is a collaborative team of national laboratory and university researchers working to develop more efficient separations methods for minor actinides and is funded by the Fuel Cycle Research and Development program of the Office of Nuclear Energy in the US Department of Energy.
During his visit, Dr. Moyer toured the NSSPI Radiochemistry lab, the TEES Nuclear Science Center, and the Texas A&M University Cyclotron Institute. He also met with faculty in the Texas A&M Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Moyer interacted with NSSPI students in a student roundtable lunch and discussed his research in a presentation to the Texas A&M Student Chapter of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM).