U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Amanda Casella

NPSI Project Manager, Research Engineer
Amanda Casella
(509) 375-5622

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor's Degree, Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri.
  • Master's Degree, Nuclear Engineering, University of Missouri.
  • Doctorate, Nuclear Engineering, University of Missouri.

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Research Scientist III, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2008-Present)
  • Alternate Sponsored Fellow, Ph.D., Graduate Research, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2005-2008)
  • Internship, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland (2004-2004)
  • Masters Research, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri (2003-2005)

Selected PNNL Publications

2015

  • Burkes D, AM Casella, EC Buck, AJ Casella, MK Edwards, PJ MacFarlan, KN Pool, BD Slonecker, FN Smith, and FH Steen. 2015. Fuel Thermo-physical Characterization Project: Fiscal Year 2014 Final Report. PNNL-24135, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Burkes D, AJ Casella, AM Casella, WG Luscher, F Rice, and KN Pool. 2015. "Measurement of Fission Gas Release from Irradiated U-Mo Monolithic Fuel Samples." Journal of Nuclear Materials 461:61-71.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.02.020.
  • Burkes D, AJ Casella, LD Gardner, AM Casella, TK Huber, and H Breitkreutz. 2015. Fuel Thermo-physical Characterization Project: Evaluation of Models to Calculate Thermal Diffusivity of Layered Composites. PNNL-24073, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Casella AJ, LR Hylden, EL Campbell, TG Levitskaia, JM Peterson, FN Smith, and SA Bryan. 2015. "Development of On-Line Spectroscopic pH Monitoring for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plants: Weak Acid Schemes." Analytical Chemistry 87(10):5139-5147.  doi:10.1021/ac504578t
  • Lumetta GJ, AJ Casella, BM Rapko, TG Levitskaia, NK Pence, JC Carter, CM Niver, and MR Smoot. 2015. "An Advanced TALSPEAK Concept Using 2-Ethylhexylphosphonic Acid Mono-2-Ethylhexyl Ester as the Extractant." Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange 33(3):211-223.  doi:10.1080/07366299.2014.985920.
  • Lumetta GJ, DE Meier, JM Tingey, AJ Casella, CH Delegard, MK Edwards, RD Orton, BM Rapko, and JE Smart. 2015. Design of the Laboratory-Scale Plutonium Oxide Processing Unit in the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory. PNNL-24205, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Palomares RI, KJ Dayman, S Landsberger, SR Biegalski, CZ Soderquist, AJ Casella, MC Brady Raap, and JM Schwantes. 2015. "Measuring the Noble Metal and Iodine Composition of Extracted Noble Metal Phase from Spent Nuclear Fuel Using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis." Applied Radiation and Isotopes 98:66-70.  doi:10.1016/j.apradiso.2015.01.022.

2014

  • Burkes D, AM Casella, EC Buck, AJ Casella, MK Edwards, PJ MacFarlan, KN Pool, FN Smith, and FH Steen. 2014. "Development and validation of capabilities to measure thermal properties of layered monolithic U-Mo alloy plate-type fuel." International Journal of Thermophysics 35(8):1476-1500.  doi:10.1007/s10765-014-1683-4.
  • Lumetta GJ, DE Meier, JM Tingey, AJ Casella, CH Delegard, MK Edwards, SA Jones, and BM Rapko. 2014. Conceptual Design for the Pilot-Scale Plutonium Oxide Processing Unit in the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory. PNNL-23534, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2013

  • Casella AJ, MM Pereira, and FH Steen. 2013. Global Threat Reduction Initiative Fuel Thermo-Physical Characterization Project: Sample Management Plan. PNNL-22238, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AJ Casella, and JM Peterson. 2013. "Spectroscopic Online Monitoring for Process Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Fuel Reprocessing Streams ." In WM Symposia 2013: International Collaboration and Continuous Improvement, February 24 - 28, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 13553.  WM Symposia, Tucson, AZ. 
  • Casella AJ, TG Levitskaia, JM Peterson, and SA Bryan. 2013. "Water O-H Stretching Raman Signature for Strong Acid Monitoring via Multivariate Analysis." Analytical Chemistry 85(8):4120-4128.  doi:10.1021/ac4001628.
  • Levitskaia TG, JM Peterson, EL Campbell, AJ Casella, D Peterman, and SA Bryan. 2013. "Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Multivariate Analysis for Online Monitoring of Dibutyl Phosphate Degradation Product in Tributyl Phosphate /n-Dodecane/Nitric Acid Solvent." Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 52(49):17607-17617.  doi:10.1021/ie402722n.

2012

  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, JM Schwantes, CR Orton, JM Peterson, and AJ Casella. 2012. "Monitoring, Controlling and Safeguarding Radiochemical Streams at Spent Fuel Reprocessing Facilities, Part 1: Optical Spectroscopic Methods." International Journal on Nuclear Energy Management and Safety 1:Online. 

2011

  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AJ Casella, JM Peterson, AM Johnsen, AM Lines, and EM Thomas. 2011. "Spectroscopic On-Line Monitoring for Process Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams in Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facilities." Chapter 4 in Advanced Separation Techniques for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing and Radioactive Waste Treatment, ed. KL Nash and GJ Lumetta, pp. 95-119.  Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AJ Casella, JM Peterson, AM Johnsen, AM Lines, and EM Thomas. 2011. "Spectroscopic On-Line Monitoring for Process Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams in Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facilities." In Advanced Separation Techniques for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing and Radioactive Waste Treatment: Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy No. 2, ed. KL Nash and GJ Lumetta.  Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AJ Casella, JM Peterson, AM Lines, DE Verdugo, and EA Jordan. 2011. "SPECTROSCOPIC ON-LINE MONITORING FOR PROCESS CONTROL AND SAFEGUARDING OF RADIOCHEMICAL STREAMS." In ISEC 2011: 19th International Solvent Extraction Conference, October 3-7, 2011, Santiago, Chile, ed. F Valenzuela L. and BA Moyer, p. 100.  GECAMIN, Santiago, Chile. 
  • Bryan SA, TG Levitskaia, AJ Casella, JM Peterson, AM Lines, EA Jordan, DE Verdugo, and FN Skomurski. 2011. "On-Line Monitoring for Control and Safeguarding of Radiochemical Streams at Spent Fuel Reprocessing Plant." In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 17-21, 2011, Palm Desert, California, vol. 3, pp. 2492-2501.  Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Deerfield, IL. 
  • Orton CR, SA Bryan, AJ Casella, W Hines, TG Levitskaia, J henkell, JM Schwantes, EA Jordan, AM Lines, CG Fraga, JM Peterson, DE Verdugo, RN Christensen, and SM Peper. 2011. FY-2010 Process Monitoring Technology Final Report. PNNL-20022, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
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