Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Inorganic, Isotope, and Actinide Chemistry

We perform research and address mission needs related to the nation’s nuclear energy, renewable energy, and medical imaging arenas.

  • Domestic production of medical isotope Mo-99 moves a step closer

    Domestic production of medical isotope Mo-99 moves a step closer

  • Cobalt discovery replaces precious metals as industrial catalyst

    Cobalt discovery replaces precious metals as industrial catalyst

Contact Us  

  • Group Leader
  • Craig Taylor
  • Deputy Group Leader
  • James Boncella
  • Group Office
  • (505) 606-2104

Addressing national needs in nuclear energy, renewable energy, medical imaging

The Inorganic, Isotope, and Actinide Chemistry (IIAC) Group performs research and addresses mission needs related to the nation’s nuclear energy, renewable energy, and medical imaging arenas.

Key Areas

  • Actinide chemistry supporting new materials and separation processes
  • Development of the production methods and applications of accelerator-produced radioisotopes
  • Energy storage/production methods using chemical systems
  • Nuclear chemistry and physics
  • Accelerator target physics
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Catalysis and chemical transformations
  • Environmental chemistry

Current major sponsors include NNSA, DOE energy and Office of Science, other federal agencies, and LANL institutional support.

Key collaborations exist with Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, Theoretical, Bioscience, and Materials Physics and Applications divisions; with other groups within Chemistry Division; and with university, industrial, and other national laboratory partners.

Vibrant student and postdoctoral program

The group has a large student and postdoctoral program that recently includes three distinguished postdoctoral appointees.

Samantha Schrell, Aaron Tondreau, Cameron Moore

Samantha Schrell, Agnew Postdoctoral Fellow (7/15).
Aaron Tondreau, Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (7/15).
Cameron Moore , Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (5/16)


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