Andrew Wilcox earned an M.S. in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University in May of 2018. He worked with Dr. Burns to explore a simple reprocessing technique called co-crystallization to separate the elements U, Pu, Np, and Am, which could be reused as fuel, from the remaining used nuclear fuel. This co-crystallization technique could contribute significantly to reducing both the amount of waste currently stored, mostly at reactor sites, as well as waste that would be produced in the future. Wilcox grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated from The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 2016 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.
- J. Einkauf, A. Wilcox, J. Burns, "Bismuthate Behavior with Used Nuclear Fuel Species in Nitric Acid", 2019 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 9-13 June 2019.
- J.D. Einkauf, A.J. Wilcox, J.D. Burns, "Solubility and Complexation of the Bismuthate Ion in Nitric Acid Systems", Inorganic Chemistry, 57, 24 (2018).
- A. Wilcox, "The Kinetic and Thermodynamic Properties of the Dissolution of Sodium Bimsuthate", M.S. Thesis, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2018).
- A.J. Wilcox, B.A. Moyer, J.D. Burns, "A New Group Crystallization Approach in Used Nuclear Fuel Recycling: A Look at Fission Product Behaviors", 2017 ANS Summer Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, San Francisco, CA, June 11-15, 2017.
- Jonathan D. Burns, Andrew J. Wilcox, Bruce A. Moyer, "Hexavalent Actinide Co-Crystallization: A Closer Look at the Behavior of the Fission Products", 41st Actinide Separation Conference, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, May 23-25, 2017.
- Andrew J. Wilcox, Bruce A. Moyer, Jonathan D. Burns, "Behavior of Sodium Bismuthate as an Oxidizing Agent for a Hexavalent Actinide Co-Crystallization Process", 41st Actinide Separation Conference, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, May 23-25, 2017.