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Dominic S. Peterson

Dom Peterson

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Phone (505) 665-3320

Capabilities

  • Chemical Science
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Radiochemistry
  • Actinide chemistry
  • Materials
  • Plutonium chemistry
  • Polymer characterization techniques
  • Novel manufacturing methods
  • Polymer science
  • Microfabrication
  • Science of Signatures - In Situ Measurements
  • Electron microscopy
  • Weapons Science and Engineering
  • Stockpile stewardship
  • Radiochemistry

Expertise

 

My personal research has always utilized polymeric materials for analytical applications. At Los Alamos, much of my research has focused on separations science, which in recent years has focused on the separation of radioactive analytes including the actinides, polonium, strontium, yittrium, etc.  Many of these separations have focused on developing LC columns for automated separation of these analytes.  More recently, I have merged my interests in polymer science with the separation of actinides to develop polymer ligand films.  In this technique, an extractive functionality is incorporated into a polymer surface to enable extraction, pre-concentration, and separation of radioactive analytes directly onto a surface.  I also maintain a strong interest in microfluidic technology and in a variety of mass spectrometry techniques including ICP-MS, MALDI, and ESI. I have also applied a variety of techniques to studying nuclear forensics including method development and signature discovery.

My current work focuses on fundamental and applied polymer research including understanding how polymeric materials age. We apply a variety of analytical methods to understand the properties and behavior of polymers including mechanical testing, load testing, NMR, spectroscopic methods, and thermal methods. When combined with aging of materials at extreme conditions (usually high temperature or in radiation fields), we can understand how these materials will perform in the future.  We are also evaluating a variety of additive manufacturing technologies for their suitability and applicability to solve problems in the national interest.

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow  2001-2003 Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory & UC Berkeley

Advisors: Frantisek Svec & Jean Fréchet

Ph.D. in Chemistry  2001 New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

Advisor: Christopher P. Palmer                                                                                  

Synthesis and Characterization of Water Soluble Siloxanes as Pseudostationary Phases in Electrokinetic Chromatography

MS in Chemistry     1999  New Mexico Institute of Minign & Technolog

Advisor: Roy W. Dixon                                                            

Adaptation of an Electrical Aerosol Analyzer as a Detector for Flow Injection Analysis and High Performance Liquid Chromatography

 

LANL Positions

 

10/12 to present          Deputy Group Leader, Polymers & Coatings Group (MST-7)

 

10/10 to 10/12             Team Leader, Fundamental & Applied Polymer Research Teams, MST-7

 

7/09 to 10/10               Scientist 3, Chemistry Division

 

6/08 to 7/09                 Scientist 2, Chemistry Division

 

7/03 to 6/08                 Technical Staff Member, Chemistry Division

 

Professional Societies

American Chemical Society (1994-present)

Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (1997-present) 

Division of Nuclear Chemistry & Technology of the American Chemical Society (2006-present)

 

Publications

Rim, J. H., Gonzales, E. R., Armenta, C. E., Ünlü, K.,Peterson, D. S., “Evaluating Bis(2-ethylhexyl)methanediphosphonic acid (H2DEH[MDP]) Based Polymer Ligand Film for Plutonium and Uranium Extraction” Submitted to Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry.

Peterson, D. S., “Sol-gel Technique” Encyclopedia of Nanofluidics and Microfluidics 2nd ed., Li, D. Ed., Springer, 2014.

Peterson, D. S., “Microfluidic Bioreactors” Encyclopedia of Nanofluidics and Microfluidics 2nd ed., Li, D. Ed., Springer, 2014.

Peterson, D. S., “Ion Exchange Membranes” Encyclopedia of Nanofluidics and Microfluidics 2nd ed., Li, D. Ed., Springer, 2014.

Peterson, D. S., “pH Sensitive Hydrogel” Encyclopedia of Nanofluicis and Microfluidics 2nd ed., Li, D. Ed., Springer, 2014.

Rim, J. H., Gonzales, E. R., Armenta, C. E., Ünlü, K.,Peterson, D. S., “Developing and Evaluating Di(2-ethylhexyl) Orthophosphoric Acid (HDEHP) Based Polymer Ligand Film (PLF) for Plutonium Extraction”, J. Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 2013, 296, 1099-1103.

Gonzales, E. R., Klingensmith, A. L., Peterson, D. S., “Rapid Separation and Extraction of Radioactive Analytes onto Filters and Surfaces” Proceedings in Radiochimica Acta, 2011, 1, 195-200.

Armenta, C. E., Gonzales, E. R., Herrera, J. A., Plionis, A. A., Peterson, D. S., “Rapid Environmental Analysis Using Molten Salt Fusion Sample Preparation” Proceedings in Radiochimica Acta, 2011, 1, 213-217.

Peterson, D. S., Gonzales, E. R., Tulley, C. L., Herrera, J. A., Armenta, C. E., “Pre-Concentration and Analysis of Plutonium from Solutions using Polymer Ligand Films” Proceedings of Plutonium Futures-The Science 2010, 2010,68-69.

Hobart, D. E., Peterson, D. S., Kozimor, S. A., Boland, K. S., Wilkerson, M. P., Mitchell, J. N., “Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy of Plutonium Metal, Alloys, and Compounds” Proceedings of Plutonium Futures-The Science 2010, 2010,61-62.

Peterson, D. S., Gonzales, E. R., “Rapid Radiochemical Sample Preparation Using Polymer Thin Films” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 2009, 282, 543-547.

Porterfield, D. R., Tandon, L., Plionis, A. A., Mercer, D. J., Peterson, D. S., Auxier, J. D., “One-dimensional Mapping of Gamma Emitting Radionuclides in Support of Forensic Examination” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 2009, 282, 865-868.

Tandon, L., Kuhn, K., Martinez, P., Banar, J., Walker, L., Hahn, T., Beddingfield, D., Porterfield, D., Myers, S., LaMont, S., Schwartz, D., Gallimore, D., Garner, S., Spencer, K., Townsend, L., Volz, H., Gritzo, R., McCabe, R., Pereyra, R., Peterson, D., Scott, M., Ruggiero, C., Decker, D., Wong, A., “Establishing Reactor Operations from Uranium Targets Used for the Production of Plutonium” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 2009, 282, 573-579.

Plionis A. A., Garcia, S. R., Gonzales, E. R., Porterfield, D. R., Peterson, D. S., “Replacement of Lead Bricks with Non-hazardous Bismuth for Low-level Gamma Spectrometry Shielding” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 2009, 282, 239-242.

Tandon, L., Kuhn, K., Decker, D., Porterfield, D., Laintz, K., Wong, A., Holland, M., Peterson, D. S., “Plutonium Metal Exchange Program for Actinide Measurement Quality Assurance (2001-2007)” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 2009, 282, 565-571.

Plionis, A. A., Peterson, D. S., Tandon, L., LaMont, S., “MOUDI Sampling of Airborne Uranium Particles at the LANL Uranium Foundry” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 2009, 101, 337-338.

Peterson, D. S., Montoya, V. M., “Separation of Actinides Using Capillary Extraction Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry” Journal of Chromatographic Science 2009, 47, 545-548.

Plionis, A. A., Gonzales, E. R., Landsberger, S., Peterson, D. S., “Evaluation of Flow Scintillation Analysis for the Determination of Sr-90 in Bioassay Samples” Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2009, 67, 14-20.

Peterson, D. S., “Microfluidic Bioreactors” Encyclopedia of Nanofluicis and Microfluidics, Li, D. Ed., Springer, 1147-1151, 2008.

Peterson, D. S., “Sol-gel Technique” Encyclopedia of Nanofluicis and Microfluidics, Li, D. Ed., Springer, 1869-1874, 2008.

Peterson, D. S., “pH Sensitive Hydrogel” Encyclopedia of Nanofluicis and Microfluidics, Li, D. Ed., Springer, 1647-1649 2008.

Peterson, D. S., “Ion Exchange Membranes” Encyclopedia of Nanofluicis and Microfluidics, Li, D. Ed., Springer, 873-876, 2008.

Plionis, A. A., Peterson, D. S., Gonzales, E. R., “Evaluation of FSA for Determining 90Sr in Bioassay Samples” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 2008, 98, 435-436.

Peterson, D. S., Plionis, A. A., Gonzales, E. R., “Optimization of Ion-Exchange Separation of Trace Levels of Actinides with ICP-MS Detection” Journal of Separation Science, 2007, 30, 1575-1582.

Peterson, D. S., “Matrix-Free Methods for Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry” Mass Spectrometry Reviews, 2007, 26, 19-34.

Peterson, D. S., “Solid Supports for Micro Analytical Systems” Lab on a Chip, 2005, 5, 132-139.

Peterson, D. S., Luo, Q., Hilder, E. F., Svec, F., Fréchet, J. M. J., “Porous polymer monolith for surface enhanced laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry of small molecules” Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2004, 18, 1504-1512.

Stachowiak, T. B., Rohr, T., Hilder, E. F., Peterson, D. S., Yi, M., Svec, F., Fréchet, J. M. J., “Fabrication of Porous Polymer Monoliths Covalently Attached to the Walls of Channels Within Plastic Microdevices” Electrophoresis, 2003, 24, 3689-3693.

Peterson, D. S., Rohr, T., Svec, F., Fréchet, J. M. J., “Dual Function Microanalytical Device by In-Situ by Photolithographic Grafting of Porous Polymer Monolith: Integrating Solid Phase Extraction and Enzymatic Digestion for Peptide Mass Mapping” Analytical Chemistry, 2003, 75, 5328-5335.

Xu, M., Peterson, D. S., Rohr, T., Svec, F., Fréchet, J. M. J., “Polar Polymeric Stationary Phases for Normal-Phase HPLC Based on Monodisperse Macroporous poly(2,3-dihydroxypropyl methacrylate-co-ethylene dimethacrylate) Beads” Analytical Chemistry, 2003, 75, 1011-1021.

Peterson, D. S., Hilder, E. F., Rohr, T., Svec, F., Fréchet, J. M. J., “Fabrication of Micro Total Analytical Systems Using Building Blocks Derived from Porous Polymer Monoliths,” 16th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Analysis (HPCE 2003) Final Program, San Diego, CA, 183, 2003.

Peterson, D. S., Rohr, T., Svec, F., Fréchet, J. M. J., “High Throughput Peptide Mass Mapping Using a Microdevice Containing Trypsin Immobilized on a Porous Polymer Monolith Coupled to MALDI TOF and ESI Mass Spectrometers” Journal of Proteome Research, 2002, 1, 563-568.

Svec F., Fréchet J. M. J., Hilder E.F., Peterson D. S., Rohr T., “Photopolymerized and photografted porous polymer monoliths for fabrication of microfluidic analytical systems,” In Micro Total Analysis Systems 2002, Baba Y., van den Berg A., Eds., Kluwer Acad. Publ., Dordrecht,  332-334, 2002.

JanĨo, M., Xie, S., Peterson, D. S., Svec, F., Fréchet, J. M. J., Allington, R. W., “Effect of Porosity and Surface Chemistry on the Characterization of Synthetic Polymers by HPLC Using Porous Polymer Monolithic Columns” Journal of Separation Science, 2002, 25, 909-916

Peterson, D. S., Rohr, T., Svec, F., Fréchet, J. M. J., “Microreactor-on-a-Chip: Protein Mapping Using Trypsin Immobilized on Porous Polymer Monoliths Molded in Channels of Microfluidic Devices” Analytical Chemistry, 2002, 74, 4081-4088

Dixon, R. W., Peterson, D. S., “Development and Testing of a Detection Method for Liquid Chromatography Based on Aerosol Charging” Analytical Chemistry, 2002, 74, 2930-2937.

Peterson, D. S., Palmer, C. P., “Novel Alkyl Modified Anionic Siloxanes as Pseudostationary Phases for Electrokinetic Chromatography 3:  Performance in Organic Modified Buffers” Journal of Chromatography A, 2002, 959, 255-261.

Peterson, D. S., Palmer, C. P., “Novel Alkyl Modified Anionic Siloxanes as Pseudostationary Phases for Electrokinetic Chromatography 2: Selectivity Studied by Linear Solvation Energy Relationships”, Electrophoresis, 2001, 22, 3562-3566.

Peterson, D. S., Palmer, C. P., “Novel Alkyl Modified Anionic Siloxanes as Pseudostationary Phases for Electrokinetic Chromatography 1: Synthesis and Chacterization”, Journal of Chromatography A, 2001, 924, 103-110

Shi, W., Peterson, D. S., Palmer, C. P., “Effect of Pendant Chain Lengths and Backbone Functionalities on the Chemical Selectivities of Sulfonated Amphillic Copolymers as Pseudo-Stationary Phases in Electrokinetic Chromatography”, Journal of Chromatography A, 2001, 924, 123-135

Peterson, D. S., Palmer, C. P., “Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Anionic Siloxane Polymers as Pseudo-Stationary Phases for MEKC”, Electrophoresis, 2001, 22, 1314-1321

Peterson, D. S., Palmer, C. P., “An Anionic Siloxane Polymer as a Pseudo-Stationary Phase for Electrokinetic Chromatography” Electrophoresis 2000, 21, 3174-3180.

Rim, J. H., Gonzales, E. R., Armenta, C. E., Ünlü, K., Peterson, D. S., “Di(2-ethylhexyl) orthophosphoric acid (HDEHP) based polymer ligand film (PLF) for plutonium and uranium extraction” Manuscript in Preparation