NORM 2024

Join Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) at the 78th Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM) of the American Chemical Society, held at Washington State University.

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June 23–26, 2024

Pullman, Washington

With the meeting theme of “Breaking Borders, Building Bonds,” NORM 2024 brings together scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and government on interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary topics and studies in chemistry. 

Featured PNNL Presentations

Track: 3D Printing of Biomaterials and Drug Delivery

Materials scientist Chun-Long Chen
91. Development of biomimetic functional materials using sequence-defined peptoids

Monday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. PT
Presenter: Chun-Long Chen


Track: Advancements and Training in Nuclear Materials Processing and Sensing in Harsh Environments

Samuel Bryan
98. Three decades of process monitoring applications directed toward the nuclear fuel cycle

Monday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. PT
Presenter: Samuel Bryan 
Authors: S.A. Bryan, A. Lines, G. Nelson, J. Bello


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100. Utilizing spectroscopic on-line monitoring to study the mass balance in a simulated TALSPEAK process

Monday, June 24, 9:30 a.m. PT
Presenter: Poki Tse 
Authors: P. Tse, N.P. Bessen, A. Espley, H. Felmy, H. Lackey, R. Rodrigues, A. Parekh, S. Potter, G. Nelson, J. Allred, G.B. Hall, B. Seiner, G.J. Lumetta, S.A. Bryan, A. Lines


369. Image analysis of particulate debris laced with luminescent tracers

Monday, June 24, 2:00 p.m. PT
Presenter: Lance Hubbard 
Authors: L. Hubbard, a. bautista, M. DeSmet, S. Muller, S. Milley, C. Reed, A. Nicholas, A. Williams, A. Casella, A. Carman


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372. Exploring complex molten salt chemistry through chemimetric analysis

Monday, June 24, 3:30 p.m. PT
Presenter: Shirmir Branch
Authors: S.D. Branch, J.M. Rakos, S. Choi, H. Felmy, A. Schafer Medina, S.A. Bryan, A. Lines


Track: Advances in Actinide and Lanthanide Chemistry

Robert Gian Surbella
XXX. Exploring Actinide Optical Properties through Extended Frameworks

Tuesday, June 25, 4:30 p.m. PT
Presenter: Gian Surbella 
Authors: R. G. Surbella III, A. Arteaga, and A. Nicholas


Track: Advancing Chemistry through Computation and Artificial Intelligence

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112. ChemReasoner: Heuristic search over a large language model's knowledge space using quantum-chemical feedback

Monday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. PT
Presenter: Sutanay Choudhury


Track: Breaking Borders and Building Bonds at the Limits of Detection

Maria Laura di Vacri
276. Pushing analytical detection limits to investigate high-purity materials for dark matter detectors

Wednesday, June 26, 9:30 a.m. PT
Presenters: Maria Laura di Vacri, Tyler Schlieder
Authors: M. di Vacri, T. Schlieder, N. Rocco, I. Arnquist, K. Hobbs, A. French


Track: Breaking Borders in the Nuclear Science Enterprise

Tom Brouns leads the Environmental Management research at PNNL.
349. Progress in Hanford tank waste treatment

Wednesday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. PT
Presenter: Tom Brouns 


Amanda Lines is a chemist who works in PNNL's Radiochemical Processing Laboratory.
352. Re-evaluating the value proposition of recycling used nuclear fuel

Wednesday, June 26, 11:00 a.m. PT
Presenter: Amanda Lines 
Authors: A. Lines, W. Nutt, S. Arm, G.B. Hall, G.J. Lumetta, P. Paviet, B. Riley, B.N. Seiner, P.K. Thallapally, A. Zbib


Nic Uhnak
351. Towards real time optimization of chemical processing of a nuclear forensics sample

Wednesday, June 26, 10:20 a.m. PT
Presenter: Nic Uhnak
Authors: N.E. Uhnak, M. Dinpajooh, A.M. Ritzmann, R. Overstreet, L.A. Metz


Track: Computation in Molecular Sciences

Bo Peng
172. Unleashed from constrained optimization: Quantum computing for quantum chemistry employing generator coordinate method

Monday, June 24, 3:30 p.m. PT
Presenter: Bo Peng


Track: Materials in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: From Cradle to Grave

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238. Leach test diffusivity parameters accuracy for cementitious waste forms models

Tuesday, June 25, 10:20 a.m. PT
Presenter: Alessandra Lie Fujii Yamagata 
Authors: A. Fujii Yamagata, R. Skeen, G. Smith, R.M. Asmussen


Join Us

Stop by our booth at the NORM 2024 Academic & Employment Recruitment Fairheld June 25 at the Compton Union Building on Washington State University's Pullman campusto learn about opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and beyond.