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American Nuclear Society together with the National Academy of Sciences presented

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A complimentary webinar for ANS members on June 26, 2013.

Speakers C. Bradley Moore (University of California-Berley), Carolyn Anderson (University of Pittsburgh), Graham Peasless (Hope College), and Ronald A. Chrzanowski (Institute of Nuclear Power Operations) highlighted the findings and recommendations of the National Research Council's report entitled "Assuring a Future U.S.-Based Nuclear and Radiochemistry Expertise."

Download the recording of the session from the ANS Member Center.

Speakers included:

C. Bradley Moore Chair of the Committee on Assuring a Future U.S.-Based Nuclear and Radiochemistry Expertise University of California - Berkeley

C. Bradley Moore is a professor emeritus in the University of California, Berkeley, department of chemistry. Dr. Moore had direct management responsibility for Berkeley's nuclear chemistry program, as chemistry department chair, as dean, and as director of the chemistry division (including chemistry of the actinides) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. From 1988-2000, he served on advisory committees at Los Alamos that reviewed nuclear chemistry programs. Dr. Moore has also served as vice president for research at Ohio State and Northwestern Universities during most of this past decade. He was also a member of the governing board of both Argonne and Fermi National Labs and was instrumental in creating the current arrangement for a shared management of those labs that includes Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois. Dr. Moore was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1986.

Carolyn Anderson University of Pittsburgh

Carolyn J. Anderson, Ph.D. is a Professor of Radiology and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, and is the Director of the Molecular Imaging Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Anderson received her B.S. in Chemistry in 1985 from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 1990 from Florida State University, where she carried out her dissertation research with Prof. Gregory R. Choppin in the area of actinide chemistry. After obtaining her Ph.D., she was a Research Associate in the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,MOin Prof. Michael J. Welch's group. In 1993 she was promoted to Assistant Professor of Radiology, and held the position of Professor in the departments of Radiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, and Chemistry from 2007-2011, before moving to the University of Pittsburgh in May, 2011. Dr. Anderson's research interests include the development and evaluation of novel radiometal-based radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic imaging and targeted radiotherapy of cancer and other diseases. She pioneered the development of copper-64-based radiopharmaceuticals, and her research group carries out research on the interface of chemistry and biology. She has had NIH funding since 1994 and has co-authored over 135 peer-reviewed and invited publications, mostly in the area of developing radiopharmaceuticals for oncological imaging and targeted radiotherapy. Dr. Anderson has been actively involved in the education and training of graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of nuclear and radiochemistry, imaging sciences and nanotechnology, and she is a Past-President of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

Graham Peaslee Hope College

Graham F. Peaslee is professor and chair of the chemistry department at Hope College, where he has been doing research and teaching for the past 18 years. He is a member of the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the ACS and the Division of Nuclear Physics of the APS. He chairs the Coryell Award Committee for undergraduate research for the DNCT, and is currently a councilor for the Chemistry Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research, and is past-chair of the Leadership Group for Research Experiences for Undergraduates for the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation. He has served on an IAEA panel for "Enhancing Nuclear Science Education and Training using Accelerators" and runs the Hope College Ion Beam Analysis Laboratory. He has been funded by the NSF for 18 years as co-PI of the Hope College Nuclear Group, and is currently funded to study radioactive nuclear beam reactions, as well as pursuing interdisciplinary nuclear science that includes Particle Induced X-ray Emission, Rutherford Backscattering and Ion-Beam-Induced Luminescence studies. This cross-disciplinary research has expanded to include environmental and forensic applications, including a nuclear forensics project funded by the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Peaslee has more than 145 refereed publications, which include more than 100 undergraduate co-authors.

Mr. Ronald A. Chrzanowski Institute of Nuclear Power Operations

Ronald A. Chrzanowski is currently a senior chemistry evaluator with the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). Dr. Chrzanowski was formerly the corporate chemistry manager with Exelon Nuclear. He has 30 years experience in nuclear power plants including chemistry, engineering, nuclear oversight, operations, regulatory assurance, licensing, and security. He is currently the Exelon Chemistry Corporate Functional Area Manager, where he is responsible for supervising four experienced corporate chemists, leading the chemistry peer group, and chemistry governance and oversight functional area for 17 nuclear units at 10 stations. Mr. Chrzanowski previously held the postion of chemistry manager at Exelon's LaSalle Station, where for 5 years he was responsible for managing the chemistry department of 26 employees including 13 represented employees and budget responsibility for $10M/yr. His prior experience includes obtaining a senior reactor operator's license at the Byron Nuclear Generating Station as well as manager positions in many other departments over the years. Mr. Chrzanowski received a BS in electrical engineering from Marquette University. His industry leadership service includes EPRI Chemistry, RP, LLW TAC (Technical Advisory Committee) member for 2.5 years, Regulatory Ground Water Protection Program Working Group 2008-09, and Radiation Sourcebook Committee 2010. Previously he was the EPRI ORSERG (Operational Reactor Safety Engineering Review Group) Chairman, 2001-02, and currently he is the EPRI Chemistry, LLW, RP TAC Vice Chairman.

Last updated June 28, 2013, 2:57pm CDT

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