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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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ORNL researchers employ extraction probe for rapid safeguards analysis
International nuclear safeguards verification relies on a precise count of isotope particles collected on swipes during International Atomic Energy Agency inspections of nuclear facilities and isolated through a series of lengthy chemical separations that can take about 30 days to complete. On October 15, Oak Ridge National Laboratory—a member of the IAEA’s Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL)—announced that analytical chemists at the site have developed a faster way to measure isotopic ratios of uranium and plutonium collected on swipes, which could help IAEA analysts detect the presence of undeclared nuclear activities or material.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting Plenary Session Appearance
Dr. Miller was born in Chicago, IL in 1943 and was an elementary high school friend of Emmett Till who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 sparking the Civil Rights Movement under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. Miller was admitted to the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1964. He is a Viet Nam veteran and is a recipient of the Bronze Star.
He entered Northwestern University in 1969 and was awarded a PhD in Engineering Sciences in 1973. His research was in computational methods of neutron transport and he co-authored a text book on the subject. He served for almost 30 years and retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in 2001, achieving the rank of Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology. He has served since then in part time or consultant capacities at the University of New Mexico, LANL, Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, AZIsotopes LLC, Texas A & M University and Kairos Power.
In 2009, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy serving under the leadership of Secretary Stephen Chu in the first Obama Administration.
Dr. Miller is a recipient of the Northwestern University Alumni Merit Award and was named by the National Society of Black Engineers as its 2004 Distinguished Engineer.
Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and in 1996 was elected to the National Academy of Engineers.
He is presently a Senior Technical Advisory at Kairos Power and a Professor of Practice at Texas A & M University.
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