U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Richard Clark

NPSI Project Manager, Scientist
Richard Clark
(509) 375-5582

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor's Degree, Chemistry, Brigham Young University–Idaho.
  • Doctorate, Chemistry, University of Missouri.
  • Postdoctorate, Chemistry (Nuclear Forensics - Fluorescence), Idaho National Laboratory
  • Postdoctorate, Chemistry (Nuclear Forensics - Mass Spectrometry), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2014-Present) 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Idaho National Laboratory (2013-2014)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellow, Department of Homeland Security (2009-2012)                   
  • David E. Troutner Fellow, University of Missouri (2010-2011)
  • ANS Vogt Radiochemistry Scholarship (2009)

Selected Publications

  • Clark, R.A.; Barinaga, C.J.; McNamara, B.K.; Schwantes, J.M.; Ballou, N.E., “Selective Fluorination and Separation of Metals with NF3 for Mass Spectrometry.” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, submitted for publication.
  • Clark, R.A.; McNamara, B.K.; Barinaga, C.J.; Peterson, J.M.; Govind, N.; Andersen, A.; Abrecht, D.G.; Schwantes, J.M.; Ballou, N.E., “Electron Ionization Mass Spectrum of Tellurium Hexafluoride.” Inorganic Chemistry, 2015, 54, 4821-4826.
  • Clark, R.A.; Robertson, J.D.; Schwantes, J.M., “Intrinsic Dosimetry: Elemental Composition Effects on the Thermoluminescence of Commercial Borosilicate Glass.” Radiation Measurements, 2013, 59, 270-276.
  • Clark, R.A.; Robertson, J.D.; Walter, E.D.; Miller, S.D.; Schwantes, J.M., “Intrinsic Dosimetry of Glass Containers: A Potential Interrogation Tool for Nuclear Forensics and Waste Management.” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 2013, 296, 663-668.
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