jenifer C. braley
BS - Colorado State University
PhD - Washingtion State University
Professor Braley joined the faculty at Colorado School of Mines in the fall of 2012 after a two-year employment at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. During her undergraduate research, she studied the solid-state synthesis of f-block elements at Colorado State University with Professor Peter Dorhout. In 2006 she joined the group of Professor Ken Nash at Washington State University (WSU). Here she examined the fundamental solution chemistry of the f-elements relevant to solid-liquid and liquid-liquid separations chemistry. While completing graduate school, she was able complete an intership at Eichrom Technologies with Dr. Phil Horwitz and bolstered her understanding of extraction chromatographic (solid-liquid) separations. She currently serves as the Program Chair for the American Chemical Society’s Division of Nuclear Science and Technology. She has joined the faculty at Colorado School of Mines to educate students on the fundamental and applied concerns of nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry (including the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear forensics, environmental radiochemistry and radioisotope production). As a member of the the Nuclear Engineering Program at Mines, she actively engages the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1 MW TRIGA Nuclear Reactor on the Denver Federal Center to accomplish research and educational goals.
Lumetta, G.J.; Gelis, A.V.; Braley, J.C.; Carter, J.C.; Pittman, J.W.; Warner, M.G.; Vandegrift, G.F.; The TRUSPEAK Concept: Combining CMPO and HDEHP for Separating Trivalent Lanthanides from the Transuranic Elements. 2012, Solv. Ext. Ion. Exch. Accepted.
Braley, J.C., Carter, J.C., Sinkov, S.I., Nash, K.L., Lumetta, G.J. The role of carboxylic acids in TALSQuEAK separations. J. Coord. Chem. Volume 65, Issue 16, August 2012, pages 2862-2876.
Braley, J.C.; Grimes, T.S.; Nash, K.L.; Alternatives to HDEHP and DTPA for Simplified TALSPEAK Separations. Ind. Eng. Chem. 2012. Invited Paper, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2012, 51 (2), pp 629–638.
Lumetta, G.J; Braley, J.B.; Peterson, J.M.; Bryan, S.A.; Levitskaia, T.G.; Separating and Stabilizing Phosphate from High-Level Radioactive Waste: Process Development and Spectroscopic Monitoring. Environ. Sci. Tech. 2012, 46, 6190−6197.
Nash, K.L.; Braley, J.C.; Challenges for Actinide Separations in Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles, (2010) in Nuclear Energy and the Environment, ACS Symposium Series volume 1046, C. M. Wai, B, J. Mincher Eds, pp. 19-38.
Nash, K.L.; Braley, J.C.;Chemistry of Radioactive Materials in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, (2010) in Advanced separation techniques for nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste treatment, Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy: Number 2, K.L. Nash, G.L Lumetta Eds., pp 1-22.