I am a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with joint appointments in the Departments of Materials Science Engineering and Chemistry at the University of California Irvine. My background is chemical engineering and I specialize in nuclear and radiochemistry and separation processes for metal ions, specifically for treatment of used nuclear fuel. I am a member of American Chemical Society; American Institute of Chemical Engineers and American Nuclear Society. I am a senior reactor operator at the UC Irvine TRIGA nuclear reactor. My research span fundamental chemistry to applications in chemical engineering processes and includes: actinide chemistry; ligand design for solvent extraction processes; radiolysis and medical isotope production.
From 2019 I am on leave from UCI and working as Principal Hydrometallurgist at Clean TeQ Holdings Limited, Australia.