U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Brienne Seiner

Deputy NPSI Lead, Scientist
Brienne Seiner
(509) 371-7614

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor's Degree, Chemistry, Washington State University
  • Doctorate, Chemistry, University of Missouri

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society
  • Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology – Member
  • Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology Strategic Planning Committee Member (2007)
  • University of Missouri - Chemistry Graduate Student Organization (2006-2010) Treasurer (2006- 2009)


  • Seiner BN, MM Haney, TA Eggemeyer, CL Beck, EC Finn, and JI Friese.  Rapid Quantitation of Uranium from Mixed Fission Product Samples. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2016, 307(3): 1737-1742
  • Beck CL, BN Seiner, SC Smith, ZS Finch, and JI Friese.  An Innovative Method Using a Kinetic Phosphorescence Analyzer to Quantify Europium and Terbium. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2016, 307(3) 2187-2192
  • Finch, ZS, BN Seiner, LM Arrigo, JE Strivens, ME Keillor, TW Hossbach, and GA Gill.  Toward sufficient reduction of radio-impurities for 32Si sediment age dating. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2015, 307(3) 2451-2458
  • Keillor ME, CE Aalseth, LM Arrigo, JM Brandenberger, JM Cloutier, GC Eiden, JE Fast, ZS Finch, GA Gill, TW Hossbach, CT Overman, BN Seiner, and JE Strivens.  Measurement Background and the Sediment Age-Dating Reach of 32Si. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2016. 307(3): 2313-2319
  • Morrison SS, SB Clark, SJ Friese, LA Metz, BN Seiner, NE Uhnak, and Z Zhang. A Chemical Separation Procedure Using Ionic Liquid Extraction for Fe-55 Quantification. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2016. 307(3): 2479-2485
  • Seiner BN, J Burnett, EC Finn, LR Greenwood, LA Metz, JI Friese, O Marsden, A Davies, A King, and P Scivier.  Fission product analysis of HEU irradiated under a fast-pooled neutron spectrum: Comparison of detection methodology at PNNL and AWE.  Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2016. 307(3): 1729-1734.
  • Morley, Shannon M.; Seiner, Brienne; Finn, Erin; et.al. Integrated Separation Scheme for Measuring a Suite of Fission and Activation Products from a Fresh Mixed Fission and Activation Product Sample. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (2015), 304(2):509-515
  • J. Jiang, Davies A, Arrigo L, Friese J, Seiner BN, Greenwood L, Finch Z. Analysis of Tb-161 by Radiochemical Separation and Liquid Scintillation Counting. Applied Radiation and Isotopes. (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2015.12.004.
  • Seiner, Brienne N.; Morley, Shannon M.; Beacham, Tere A; Haney, Morgan M.; Gregory, Stephanie, Metz, Lori. Effects of digestion, chemical separation, and deposition on Po-210 quantitative analysis. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (2014). 302(1): 673-678
  • Nanda, P.K., Pandey, U., Bottenus (Seiner), B.N., Rold, T.L., Sieckman, G.L., Szczodroski, A.F., Hoffman, T.J., Smith, C.J. Bombesin analogues for gastrin-releasing peptide receptor imaging. Nuclear Medicine and Biology (2012), 37(1): 41-49.
  • Reid, A. E., Kim, S. W., Seiner, B., Fowler, F. W., Hooker, J., Ferrieri, R., Babst, B. and Fowler, J. S. Radiosynthesis of C-11 labeled auxin (3-indolyl[1-11C]acetic acid) and its derivatives from gramine. Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals (2011), 54: 433–437.
  • Brienne N. Bottenus (Seiner), Para Kan, Tyler Jenkins, Beau Ballard, Tammy L. Rold, Charles Barnes, Cathy Cutler, Timothy J. Hoffman, Mark Green, Silvia S. Jurisson. Gold(III) Bis-Thiosemicarbazonato Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, Radiochemistry and X-ray Crystal Structure Analysis. Nuclear Medicine and Biology (2010), 37(1), 41-49.
  • He, Haiyang; Morely, Jennifer E.; Silva-Lopez, Elsa; Bottenus (Seiner), Brienne; Montajano, Maribel; Fugate, Glenn A.; Twamley, Brendan; Benny, Paul D. Synthesis and Characterization of Nonsteroidal-Linked M(CO)3+ (M = 99mTc, Re) Compounds Based on the Androgen Receptor Targeting Molecule Flutamide. Bioconjugate Chemistry (2009), 20(1), 78-86.
  • Zhang, Zhicheng; Bottenus (Seiner), Brienne; Clark, Sue B.; Tian, Guoxin; Zanonato, PierLuigi; Rao, Linfeng. Complexation of gluconic acid with Nd(III) in acidic solutions: A thermodynamic study. Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2007), 444-445 470-476.
  • Pepper, S. E.; Hull, L. C.; Bottenus (Seiner), B. N.; Clark, S. B. The influence of oxalate on the partitioning of trivalent f-elements to hematite. Special Publication - Royal Society of Chemistry (2006), 305(Recent Advances in Actinide Science), 140-142.
  • Pepper, Sarah E.; Bottenus (Seiner), Brienne N.; Hull, Larry C.; Shepler, Carrie G.; Clark, Sue B. The influence of simple organic ligands on the partitioning mechanism of trivalent lanthanum to goethite. ACS Symposium Series (2006), 933(Separations for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle in the 21st Century), 277-291.
  • Pepper, S. E.; Hull, L. C.; Bottenus (Seiner), B. N.; Clark, S. B. Adsorption of lanthanum to goethite in the presence of gluconate. Radiochimica Acta (2006), 94(4), 229-237.


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